The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is proud to announce that its
VFW’s “Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship” program
has now awarded more than $4.1 million in scholarships to 943 military
and student veterans. The latest award of more than $550,000 will now enable
118 student veterans to continue their higher education classes this spring semester.
"The VFW was instrumental in the passage of the Post-9/11 GI Bill
and the new Forever GI Bill, but those beefed-up educational assistance
programs still can't cover the full cost for certain curriculums,"
said VFW National Commander Keith Harman. "Through the generosity
of Sport Clips and its founder, VFW Life member Gordon Logan, we were
able to create the Help A Hero scholarship program in 2014 to help a new
generation of patriots attain their educational goals."
The VFW Help A Hero scholarship provides service members and veterans up
to $5,000 in post-secondary scholarships without any fear of increasing
"This grant will be a great opportunity ... I can transition from
the military into the private sector without the struggle of typical student
debt," said 2018 spring scholarship recipient and Western Governors
University student Jadus Bare. "For some veterans, this phase can
be a nightmare, but companies and communities such as VFW and Sport Clips
give support so we can accomplish our educational goals. I have always
been interested in higher education, and now I have that opportunity.
Thank you very much."
"This money is not just helping me afford my graduate program in marriage
and family therapy, it is also an investment toward veterans mental health,"
explained scholarship recipient Brooke Mills, a student at Northcentral
University. "I am pleased to announce that, due to your scholarships,
I have paid for my entire education. I am so pleased and grateful!"
Help A Hero scholarships are awarded twice a year exclusively to service
members and veterans to help cover the cost of tuition and fees. Scholarship
applications are currently being accepted for the 2018 fall semester.
Apply for a Help A Hero scholarship today