Help A Hero

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Sport Clips and the VFW are celebrating TEN YEARS of the Help A Hero Scholarship program. Sport Clips locations will launch the in-store Help A Hero fundraiser from October 8 - November 11 and participating stores will offer free haircuts for Veterans & Active Duty Service Members on Veterans Day, November 11.

You can donate now or wait and visit us to make a donation in-store. 

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, we have awarded more than 2,720 scholarships totaling $12.3 million.

Sport Clips stores around the country will collect donations in-store from October 8 through November 11 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. CLICK HERE to find the store nearest you offering free haircuts on Veterans 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

A picture of Brendan Freeman, U.S. Army National Guard"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." - Brendan Freeman, U.S. Army National Guard

A picture of Grace Goehring, U.S. Air Force

“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

A picture of Juan Preciado, U.S. Navy“I am grateful to the VFW and Sport Clips for making the Help A Hero scholarship possible. This scholarship has helped me financially so I can focus solely on my studies and achieve my educational goals. I appreciate this opportunity from the bottom of my heart.” - Juan Preciado, U.S. Navy