The VFW's "Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship" provides service members and veterans with the financial assistance they need to complete their educational goals without incurring excessive student loan debt. It’s just another way for us to say "thank you” to those who fought for our freedoms.
Scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded to qualified applicants.
Awarded scholarships are limited to one per family per semester.
Applications for the fall semester will be accepted Jan. 1 through April 30.
Applications for the spring semester will be accepted Aug. 1 through Nov. 15.
Fall semester scholarships will be awarded in August, and spring semester scholarships will be awarded in January.
Scholarships must be used by the end of the school semester for which the veteran is applying or they will become null and void.
Scholarships are restricted for tuition and fees only and will be paid directly to accredited schools.
Eligible Applicants Must:
Be a citizen of the United States.
Be retired, honorably discharged, active duty, or a member of the National Guard or Reserve.
Have completed Basic Training and follow-on training (Advanced Individual Training, technical school, etc.).
Separated with or currently hold a military rank of E-5 or below.
Demonstrate a need for financial assistance.
Participate in, be accepted to or currently enrolled in a VA-approved program or school at an accredited post-secondary institution.