Help A Hero

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Sport Clips Collects More than $1 Million in Donations During Fall Campaign

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. We are thrilled to contribute $1,026,105 to the program from our 2020 fundraising efforts. To date, we have awarded more than 1,900 scholarships totaling $8.7 million.

In late 2020, Sport Clips stores around the country collected donations in-store 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 provided free haircuts to veterans and active duty service members as well as donated $1 for every haircut service provided on that day. 

Our 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

Matthew Martinez, U.S. Navy

“The VFW's Help A Hero Scholarship has helped me make the first step in my educational journey as I transition from aviation technician in the Navy to a career as a physician's assistant. I offer my gratitude to Sport Clips and its generous Clients for the support of my college endeavors.” – Matthew Martinez, U.S. Navy

Julia Vineyard, U.S. Air Force “The Help A Hero Scholarships has been an answered prayer. With this help, I can clearly see the finish line of my undergraduate career as I prepare for the LSAT and ultimately, law school. Thank you to the VFW and Sport Clips for this amazing opportunity.” – Julia Vineyard, U.S. Air Force
Brandon Price, U.S. Army

“I am extremely grateful to have received the VFW's "Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship" for four semesters. It helped alleviate the financial burden my family faces as I continue my medical education while my wife works full-time and our son attends daycare. Thank you so much.” – Brandon Price, U.S. Army