VFW "Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship"

April 30, 2025
Awards Available: Varies

Scholarship Description

The VFW's "Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship" honors the dedication of service members and veterans by providing financial support for their educational pursuits, ensuring they can achieve their academic goals without the burden of excessive student loan debt.

Scholarship Details

  • Amount: Scholarships of up to $5,000
  • Family Limit: One scholarship per family per semester
  • Application Periods:
    • Fall Semester: January 1 - April 30
    • Spring Semester: August 1 - November 15
  • Semester Awarding: Fall scholarships awarded in August, spring scholarships awarded in January
  • Usage Deadline: Scholarships must be used by the end of the applied school semester
  • Usage Restrictions: Scholarships cover tuition and fees, payable directly to accredited schools

Eligibility Criteria

  • Citizenship: Must be a United States citizen
  • Military Status:
    • Retired
    • Honorably discharged
    • Active duty
    • Member of the National Guard or Reserve
  • Training: Completed Basic Training and follow-on training (Advanced Individual Training, technical school, etc.)
  • Military Rank: Separated with or currently hold a military rank of E-5 or below
  • Financial Need: Demonstrate a need for financial assistance
  • Education: Participate in, be accepted to, or currently enrolled in a VA-approved program or school at an accredited post-secondary institution

Application Process

  1. Application Period: Apply during the specified application periods for fall or spring semesters.
  2. Submission: Submit your application within the designated timeframe.
  3. Awarding: Scholarships will be awarded for the respective semester (fall or spring).
  4. Usage: Ensure scholarships are used for tuition and fees at accredited institutions.

The "Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship" is a token of gratitude to those who have served and continue to serve our nation. It provides valuable financial assistance for educational endeavors, helping veterans and service members achieve their academic aspirations.

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