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January 12, 2022

Sport Clips Donates $1.55 Million For Veteran Scholarships

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In 8 Years, Sport Clips Has Donated $10 Million To The “Help A Hero Scholarship”

Sport Clips recently donated $1.55 million to the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) Foundation to provide scholarships for service members and veterans. The veteran-founded company began working with the VFW in 2013 to offer “Help A Hero Scholarships” for returning military to prepare them for civilian careers that often require additional college, graduate and technical degrees. 

 

Since the creation of the program, Sport Clips has donated over $10 million to the program. For the Spring 2022 semester, 146 student veterans will receive scholarships totaling nearly $650,000. This brings the number of scholarship recipients to 2,200, which makes the program one of the largest veteran support funds of its kind.

 

“Helping ease the financial burden of going back to school is a very real way our Sport Clips team members, clients and product partners say ‘thank you’ to those who serve in the military and their families,” says Air Force Veteran and Sport Clips Founder and Chairman Gordon Logan

 

Some $122,000 of the donation this year was from Sport Clips’ own $2 per haircare service made by the company on Veterans Day, while clients, individual supporters and Sport Clips team members donated the most generous portion of money raised in stores and through virtual walks. Sport Clips partners Direct Beauty Express, John Paul Mitchell Systems, Nioxin, Sexy Hair, Gibs Grooming and Actiiv also made substantial contributions.

 

Apply For Fall Semester

The application period for the Fall 2022 “Help A Hero Scholarships” is open now through April 30, 2022. Apply to receive up to $5,000 in assistance per semester, per family for service members and veterans in the rank of E-5 and below. To find out more, visit vfw.org/scholarship.

 

The VFW, along with the veterans, service members and military families we serve cannot express enough our appreciation to the entire Sport Clips team, network and partners for their generous support,” said VFW National Commander Fritz Mihelcic. “Their dedication to America’s student veterans is truly remarkable and serves to make a lifelong, positive impact in the lives of so many.”

 

 
 
 
 
 
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