Scholarship Terms and Criteria
The four-year Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship was created to benefit qualified members of the U.S. Armed Forces severely injured in the line of duty on or after Sept. 11, 2001. The program helps them readjust to civilian life and prosper in their hometowns or new communities.
Local volunteer teams pledge to provide mentoring and moral support, and the Sentinels pledge to use that support to reach their personal, professional and financial goals.
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Recipients can receive assistance for up to four years with:
- Rent-free housing (adapted for physical needs)
- New furniture and other household supplies
- Career-placement assistance and training
- New adaptive vehicles (based upon need)
- Educational opportunities
- Financial and personal mentorship
Any member of the U.S. Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines or Navy who on or after Sept. 11, 2001, sustained injuries in the line of duty resulting in one or a combination of these conditions:
- Severe Burns
Qualified candidates must have the skills, experience and attitude that employers look for in filling available positions and must successfully complete all interview processes.
We ask that applicants first provide detailed preliminary information to the Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation for evaluation. Once qualification is verified, interviews and meetings follow.
View or submit the Preliminary Candidate Questionnaire.
The Community’s Role
After years of relocating with the military, the men and women who accept the Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship are ready to establish roots and belong to a community. That’s why local involvement is paramount to the program’s and – more importantly – the Sentinels’ success.
A volunteer team of up to 10 business professionals, with associations and relationships that are relevant to the components of the program, mobilizes to carry out the Sentinels of Freedom mission in its community. Team members coordinate and manage local donations, and prepare for the Sentinel’s arrival, including a “Welcome Home” ceremony.
Each community accepts responsibility for raising the money to fund their local program, and 100 percent of those funds go directly to supporting that community’s hero.
The Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundationsm is an IRS Approved 501C3 Non Profit Foundation (documentation available upon request). Our mission is to provide life-changing opportunities for men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who have recently suffered severe injuries and now need the support of grateful communities to realize their dreams.