Help a Hero Scholarship Program for Veterans
Veteran's Day isn't till November 11th, but it's never too soon (or too late) to say thanks and help our Veterans. One way to do just that is to stop by your local Sport Clips location and make a donation to the Help A Hero Scholarship program in-store from now through November 12th. Or text "HERO" to 71777 to donate now.
Since 2013, Sport Clips has been the primary supporter of the VFW’s "Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship" program, which provides scholarships for service members and veterans for use at post-secondary schools and trade schools. To date, they have awarded almost 2,400 scholarships totaling $11.4 million.
Sport Clips stores around the country will collect donations in-store from October 9 through November 12 to help fund these life-changing scholarships. More than 80% of the funds raised each year come directly from our generous Clients, with the balance coming from our generous suppliers and product partners. And on Veterans Day, November 11th, participating Sport Clips locations will provide free haircuts to veterans and active duty service members as well as donate $2 for every haircut service provided on that day. Head here to search for a store near you that is offering free haircuts on Veterans Day.
Scholarship recipients come from every part of the United States, represent every branch of service and are earning a variety of degrees including engineering, computer science, business, accounting, health care and many more.
Applications are accepted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). Application dates for the fall semester are January 1 through April 30 and dates for the spring semester are August 1 through November 15. To learn more about the VFW's "Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship" program, including details on eligibility, click HERE
Brendan Freeman, U.S. Army National Guard said
The VFW’s Sport Clips Help a Hero Scholarship has eased my transition out of the military and provided me with an opportunity to continue to serve members of my community as a physician assistant. I cannot thank enough the wonderful people of the VFW, Sport Clips, and all who donate for this chance at fulfilling my passion." -
Grace Goehring, U.S. Air Force said
“The VFW’s Sport Clips Help a Hero Scholarship has enabled me to pursue my Master’s degree in physician assistant medicine. With this financial help, I can focus more on my graduate studies and career goals in and out of the military. I am beyond grateful for this support as I continue my educational journey.” – Grace Goehring, U.S. Air Force
Sport Clips is raising $1.7 million for veteran scholarships at Sport Clips stores around the country. Since 2013, your generous donations have helped change the lives of more than 2,370 scholarship recipients and last year you helped us raise $1.55 million.
Visit any Sport Clips between now and November 12th to make a donation in-store or text "HERO" to 71777 to donate online.