Swing for the Troops College Scholarship Program
The mission of the SFTT charity is to support our veterans in need as well as their families. Commonly, veteran families that are struggling have little resources to provide for higher education. This can have a profound negative effect with missed opportunities to excel and realize personal potential. Our mission places emphasis on education, and we strive to provide an avenue for the children and grandchildren of our veterans so that they may realize their potential and take advantage of higher learning. The SFTT scholarship program is designed to offer some help for struggling veteran families so that college financial obligations are eased. It is our hope that providing financial assistance will help students to realize the benefits of higher education and subsequently achieve more than they otherwise could have.
The program will award $5000 scholarships to college accepted veteran family students who show financial need and demonstrate qualities of hard work, service, gratitude, and honesty. The scholarships will be awarded in late August and will be payable directly to the financial institution for tuition and related expenses.
Congratulations to our 2022 Scholarship awardees.
Both Emily Wentling Lillie Letizia will receive $5000 towards their higher education tuition.
Emily is currently a senior at Cedar Crest High School and plans to attend Penn State Harrisburg next fall. She is interested in Elementary and Early Childhood Education with a minor in business. Her father Jesse is an Army veteran.
Lillie is a second time recipient for the SFTT Scholarship. She is from Lebanon PA and is a sophomore at Harrisburg Area Community College and continues her studies in Social Services. She plans to use her skills to help veterans in need. Both her parents are Army veterans.
Congratulations to our 2021 Scholarship awardees.
Both Lillie Letizia and Logan Kephart will receive $10,000 towards their higher education tuition.
Lillie is from Lebanon PA and is currently attending Harrisburg Area Community College. She is a freshman and plans to major in Social Services and Photography. Both of her parents, Nicole and Joe, are Army veterans.
Logan is from Palmyra PA and is currently attending the Pennsylvania College of Technology. He is a freshman and is interested in construction with plans to start his own building company in the future. Logan’s father, Quentin, is an Army veteran.
- Applications are due by August 1st.
- Fill out the application below.
- Attach the veteran dd214 file that is redacted of sensitive information like social security numbers.
- Please write a one to two-page essay outlining the qualities of the applicant and the current financial hardships. Feel free to expound on any underlying circumstances or situations that will make the applicant a strong candidate for the scholarship award.
- Submit the application and documents in any one of the following ways:
- Using the website form below
- Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mail to:
Swing for the Troops Scholarship Program
℅ Glen Mesaros M.D.,1014 Glenwood Lane, Lebanon, PA 17042
Applications will be reviewed and processed by The Swing for the Troops charitable organization. All decisions on awards will be at the sole discretion of Swing or the Troops. The awards will be sent directly to the institution of higher learning to be applied to the tuition bill. No direct monetary award will be given to the recipient. Award recipients with be contacted by email no later than 1st September of the award year.
Swing for the Troops Scholarship Application Form