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“A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces, but also by the men it honors.”

President John F. Kennedy

March 25th is National Medal of Honor Day, and an opportunity to honor the heroism and sacrifice made by each of the 3,507 recipients awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, America’s highest award for military valor in action. All Recipients embody the following characteristics:

we took notice, and we took action

In 2020, SOWF took a decisive step to honor Medal of Honor Recipients by expanding the eligibility of our scholarships program to include children of ALL Medal of Honor Recipients. Now all children of Medal of Honor Recipients receive fully funded educations, “cradle to career,” including college and technical schools. We believe that this is a tremendously impactful way to honor their service and sacrifice by collectively preparing their children for their futures. 

“Our SOWF Board of Directors were unanimous in their support of our nation’s Medal of Honor recipients, a testament to these heroes’ selfless acts of bravery,” said Major General (Retired) Clay Hutmacher, President and CEO of Special Operations Warrior Foundation.

Since our expansion, we have added 19 Medal of Honor recipients with a total of 35 school-aged children (under age 33) to our programs. These children range in age from one to twenty-three years old. Funding includes preschool programs (up to $8,000 per year), unlimited tutoring, college and trade school tuition, room and board, books, and other miscellaneous fees. It is important to note that funding for children of Medal of Honor Recipients has no impact on current funding for all our eligible surviving children of Special Operations Personnel.

Press release

SOWF is happy to announce that we have expanded eligibility of our educational programs to provide fully funded educations to the children of ALL Medal of Honor recipients.

Recommendation Process

Receiving the Medal of Honor is the highest military award for valor in action, bestowed by Congress, and is personally presented by the President of the United States.

sponsorship Opportunity

Approximately 3 million dollars would fund the entire program for Medal of Honor recipients' children however SOWF is seeking only incremental dollar support. Sponsor benefits accompany levels of participation.

Educational Programs



Up to $8,000 per year for surviving children ages 2 - 5 for preschool programs.


Unlimited Private Tutoring Funding for all Students (Kindergarten thru College Graduation)


College planning workshop for high school students, funding for college visits and access to online College Success Academy.


Funding to school of student’s choice, includes tuition, books, fees, room & board, transportation and miscellaneous expenses, plus a laptop and printer.

College-To-Career Transition

Personalized coaching, mentoring and career prep programs, at no cost to student, as well as funding to support internships (travel and relocation expenses).

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