The VFW and Sport Clips Are Giving Away Thousands in College Scholarships for Veterans
April 30 deadline to apply is approaching quickly
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (April 4, 2016) – Service members and veterans only have twenty-seven days remaining to submit an application to the VFW’s “Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship” program to be considered for the fall 2016 semester. The deadline for completed applications is April 30.
“Too many veterans exhaust their education benefits before actually earning a degree,” explained Lynn Rolf III, director of VFW programs. “The Help A Hero Scholarship program allows service members and veterans the chance to stay in school without having to face the financial burden that massive student loan debt can be.”
Enacted in 2013, Help A Hero scholarships provide service members and veterans with the financial assistance they need to reach their educational goals without incurring excessive student loan debt. Help A Hero scholarships of up to $5,000 are awarded twice a year to qualified applicants to help cover the rising costs of tuition and fees.
In just over two years, the Help A Hero Scholarship program has awarded more than $1.8 million in financial aid and has provided college scholarships to nearly 450 service members and veterans.
Interested in applying? Visit www.vfw.org/scholarship for more information on the eligibility requirements and to access the application.
ABOUT THE VFW: The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is the nation’s largest and oldest major war veterans organization. Founded in 1899 and chartered by Congress in 1936, the VFW is comprised entirely of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, Guard and Reserve forces. With nearly 1.7 million VFW and Auxiliary members located in more than 6,600 Posts worldwide, the nonprofit veterans service organization is proud to proclaim “NO ONE DOES MORE FOR VETERANS” than the VFW, which is dedicated to veterans’ service, legislative advocacy, and military and community service programs. For more information or to join, visit our website at www.vfw.org.