Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation (SOF) is a 501(c)(3) national nonprofit organization that serves Veterans who have been severely wounded and injured* in a post-9/11, service related event by helping them transition into civilian life while they attend college or vocational school. Our program has two areas of focus: Sentinel Scholarships and Student Veteran Resource Centers. A Sentinel Scholarship is a 2-4 year commitment that is uniquely tailored to the specific needs of the scholarship recipient. Through our scholarships, these Veterans have access to financial assistance through housing subsidies, financial coaching and planning, a mentoring program, networking opportunities, and employment assistance. Our Student Veteran Resource Centers (SVRC) are on-campus centers at institutions of higher learning that meet the specific needs of student Veterans. These centers provide a physical safe space, study areas, connections to available Veteran’s resources, and a place to connect with the Veteran community through common areas, events, and community service.
(*defined as 50% or greater VA disability rating, service-related events include combat-related injuries, training accidents, and non-physical injuries)