Heroes Fund Scholarship (HFS)

Liberty University is proud of our country’s heroes who have given so much for our freedom.  We know that this freedom comes at a high price for many. To show appreciation for our service members who have been wounded while protecting our liberties, Liberty University has created the Heroes Fund Scholarship (HFS).

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Who is eligible?

The Heroes Fund Scholarship is offered to service members and honorably discharged Gulf War veterans (1990-present day which includes Desert Shield, Desert Storm, OEF & OIF) pursuing their first Certificate, Associate's, Bachelor's, or Master's degree.

Scholarship Requirements

  • Be a recipient of the prestigious Purple Heart OR
  • Rated 50-100% disabled by the Department of Veterans Affairs for a “combat-related” Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) OR
  • Rated 50-100% disabled by the Department of Veterans Affairs for “combat-related” injury, illness, or condition OR
  • A spouse was killed in action during one of the Gulf Wars

Additional Requirements:

  • HFS may only be used for a student's first Certificate, Associate's, Bachelor's and/or Master's degree.
  • Applicants who have already obtained a degree at another institution may not receive HFS for another degree at the same level at Liberty University.
  • Non-degree seeking students are not eligible at this time.
  • Students awarded the Heroes Fund Scholarship are governed by the "Recipient Standard Operating Procedure" and will be required to sign the document acknowledging receipt and understanding.
  • Must have exhausted all Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits.

Combat-Related Definitions:

If you feel you are eligible to receive this scholarship, but your situation is not listed above, please complete an application (see How to Apply) and submit supporting documentation.



  • This scholarship is provided by the generous private donations of Liberty University supporters. Continued award of this scholarship may be re-evaluated based on the availability of funds and increased need/applications.
  • Changes in what the HFS may or may not cover may change between semesters without any advance notice.


GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.