In November, Sport Clips Haircuts’ kicked off its annual drive with the goal of raising $1.7 million in support of its VFW Sports Clips Help A Hero Scholarship program. Sport Clips clients, team members and franchisees raised money via text and in stores for five weeks, and participating Sport Clips stores donated $2 to the program from every hair care service provided on Veterans Day. Many Sport Clips locations also offered free Veterans Day haircuts for those with military I.D.
At the heart of the Help A Hero campaign is Sport Clips Founder and Chairman Gordon Logan, an Air Force veteran who flew C-130s in Southeast Asia. “Research shows most Americans understand there’s need for additional money to help veterans with education and training. Because G.I. Bill funds don’t always go the distance, we started the Help A Hero Scholarship program with the Veterans of Foreign Wars in 2013 to help out when veterans need to go back to school in order to pursue civilian careers. Our clients and product partners have made the program a win for veterans by helping us donate more $11.4 million to the program to date and funding 2,400 scholarships,” Logan says. “Help A Hero is now the largest scholarship program of its kind, and we want to continue to make a positive difference for those who serve our country.”
Scholarships range up to $5,000 per semester and help cover the cost of tuition and fees for military and service members with the rank of E-5 and below. Help A Hero scholarships are awarded to qualified veterans across all branches of the military by sending the funds directly to the college or technical school of their choice. To apply and learn how these scholarships are impacting the lives of veterans, visit SportClips.com/Hero.
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