COMING SOON. General academic scholarship available to veterans who graduate from the Team River Runner-Shepherd (TRR-SU) program and enroll at Shepherd University.
Eligibility: Available to veterans who have graduated from a Team River Runner program (to be verified by chapter coordinator) and enroll at Shepherd University. Priority to those with unmet financial need.
Parameters: $1000 per year, renewable each year if sufficient funds are available. Minimum GPA and full-time enrollment rules apply, file FAFSA by March 1 priority deadline to be considered.
Since Summer 2013, Team River Runner-Shepherd has served area veterans in recovery from the wounds of combat, visible and invisible. Veterans who graduate from our program come away with very fond memories of their time in the Shepherd University Wellness Center pool, and of their interaction with our volunteers, many of whom are faculty, staff, or students at Shepherd University. Because of that intensely positive connection to Shepherd, we have already seen graduates of the program choose to matriculate at Shepherd University to continue their education.
Partnering with the Foundation to provide a targeted scholarship opportunity to those veterans will encourage them to enroll at Shepherd University, support them at a critical time of transition, and will only enhance the distinctions Shepherd University has earned in recent years for being veteran-friendly.