America's Special Operations Forces knowingly risk their lives by choosing to protect and serve their country. They are asked to sacrifice much, and so are their families.
For more than 33 years, the SOWF has been caring for Special Operations personnel and their families.
The Special Operations Warrior Foundation has three primary program areas providing support and assistance to special operations personnel and their families:
Scholarships: The Special Operations Warrior Foundation provides full educational scholarships, not grants, for surviving children of fallen Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps special operations personnel. Funding includes tuition, books, fees, room and board, a computer and printer.
Today, there are 145 young adults enrolled in colleges and universities across the country with funding from the foundation.
The foundation has seen 231 of its college students graduate.
Family Services: One of the major aspects that makes the Warrior Foundation different from other scholarship foundations is our proactive approach to getting our students into college. We actively stay in touch with each of our families and students throughout the formative years through birthday cards, graduation cards, and invitations to events across the country. We have a licensed clinical social worker on our staff helping those families who need assistance with learning disabilities, academic challenges, and other counseling needs.
Wounded SOF Support: The Special Operations Warrior Foundation provides immediate financial assistance to special operations personnel severely wounded in combat. The Foundation provides $3,000 immediately to the families so they can be bedside at the hospital with their loved one. To date, the foundation has provided more than $1.8 million to the families of wounded SOF troops.
Updated October 2013