Pickler, Clint Black, The Grascals headline Lipscomb University’s
Copperweld Charlie Daniels’ Scholarship for Heroes event March 25
They are available at all Middle Tennessee Daily’s and Twice Daily’s
locations and the Lipscomb University box office. Call 615.966.7075.
an honor to be part of something special like the Charlie Daniels’
Scholarship for Heroes event,” said Black, a popular Country music
artist for more than three decades. “As if it weren’t enough that
Charlie Daniels asked me to sing—our troops occupy a very special place
in our history. We have to do our utmost to make sure the part we play
in their history is worthy of their sacrifice and commitment. This event
is playing a fantastic role, making higher education a reality for
returning veterans. I’m thrilled to be a part of this special evening.”
launched the event in March 2010 to create a greater awareness of the
national Veterans Yellow Ribbon education program and to raise funds for
veterans to attend Lipscomb University. Lipscomb’s Yellow Ribbon Enhancement Program
offers eligible Post-9/11 GI Bill veterans and their family members an
undergraduate degree tuition-free or a graduate degree either
tuition-free or at a greatly reduced tuition rate.
of the military and their families are invited as guests of the event’s
corporate sponsors. Attendees will have an opportunity to make a
donation at the event. Proceeds from the event benefit the Charlie Daniels’ Scholarship for Heroes Fund benefitting veteran students at Lipscomb University.
Lipscomb we have a very unique opportunity to help open doors for our
veterans through higher education,” said Jim Humphrey, associate dean of
campus life and director of veterans services at Lipscomb. “We
appreciate Charlie Daniels and his organization as well as those artists
who have joined us for this event the past five years. The awareness
and funds that they raise for our program are impacting the lives of our
veterans and their families in significant ways.”
last year. Grammy-nominated group, The Grascals, have become one of the
most acclaimed bands on today’s bluegrass scene for their innovative
mingling of bluegrass and country music. The Navy Band Sea Chanters is
the United States Navy’s official chorus. The American Hitmen, Marines
and brothers Dan and Tim Cord, formed in the midst of battle in
Fallujah, Iraq, and have recently been featured on “America’s Got
Talent.” Today, the band also includes former Marine Dan Jarmon, bass
guitar, and drummer Phil Snyder.
sponsors and donors include Copperweld, Humana, Grand Avenue, Twice
Daily, Clear Channel, Shofner Vision Center, Lipscomb, Glover Group
veterans who qualify for 100 percent of the Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits
Lipscomb University has committed to allocate the necessary funds to
allow them to earn a tuition-free undergraduate degree through the
Yellow Ribbon Enhancement Program. The university also offers qualifying
student veterans a variety of graduate degrees tuition-free or at a
greatly reduced tuition rate.
its inception in fall 2009, Lipscomb’s Yellow Ribbon Program has
graduated 104 student veterans. Students have performed well
academically with 71 percent of currently enrolled student veterans
maintaining a minimum 3.0 GPA, with 13 percent of those maintaining a
perfect 4.0 GPA. This semester, more than 200 student veterans are
enrolled at Lipscomb University.
more information about Lipscomb University’s Yellow Ribbon Enhancement
Program, call 615.966.5176 or visit veterans.lipscomb.edu.
2009, the Post-9/11 GI Bill was established as an education benefit
program for individuals who served on active duty after Sept. 11, 2001.
It is administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
Based on a veteran’s length of service, he or she may be eligible to
receive the cost of tuition and fees, not to exceed the most expensive
in-state institution of higher education.