Athletes for Vets awards scholarships to direct dependents of active and non-active veterans.
To be eligible for the Dr. Lloren A. Foster Scholarship
Student Must Be:
• A high school junior or senior
• A military dependent or ROTC Cadet
• Enrolled in a full-time public or private school
• A student with a minimum GPA of 3.0
• Willing to complete 3 hours of weekly community service
All applications to the AV scholarship program are to be submitted digitally to
The following are the required materials to be submitted for evaluation:
• Completed application form
• An academic transcript from the applicant’s school for the most recent completed semester of study
• One recommendation letter from a teacher
• One recommendation letter from a coach or mentor
• A previously written and graded essay
• An admission essay of approximately 750-1000 words explaining why the applicant feels he or she should be awarded the Dr. Lloren Foster Scholarship, and the future educational goals of the applicant.
Only completed applications will be evaluated.
The Athletes for Vets Foundation selection committee chooses recipients based on all application materials. Students will be notified of application results in early June.
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The Athletes For Vets Foundation
Dr. Lloren A. Foster
Lloren Addison Foster began his pursuit of higher education at Alcorn State University where he became a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. During this time he married his soulmate, Army National Guard Veteran Christine Williams. Lloren Foster an undergraduate collegiate ROTC Cadet, desired to continue his education culminated in completing his undergraduate education and receiving his Bachelor of Arts in English from Chicago State University in 1998. This inspired him to continue pursuing his passion for education and his desire to educate and uplift others. While completing his dissertation, Lloren received the opportunity to join the faculty of the English department at Hampton University. At Hampton, Lloren began to inspire, uplift and change the lives of his students. One student, in particular, was Athletes for Vets founder, Dereck Faulkner whom he taught and mentored since 2003.
His leadership and influence at Hampton opened the door for him to join the faculty of Western Kentucky University as an Assistant Professor of African-American Studies. It was at WKU where Lloren began to spread his wings and facilitate diversity and champion the spread of African-American educational theories across the country and around the world. His travels took him to many places, most notably Trinidad and Tobago, Dublin, Ireland and Cape Town, South Africa.
Life came full circle for the Fosters when an opportunity opened at his beloved Hampton University where Lloren accepted the position as Chair of the Department of English and Foreign Languages in August of 2017. On, October 2, 2017, Dr. Lloren Addison Foster left a legacy touching many and as an educator and spouse of a military veteran. The Athletes for Vets will honor his legacy with our college scholarship.
Projects & Rewards:
Represents the work of AV, 2011- 2018
Funds Raised:175K Raised
Scholarships Awarded: 35K
Executed Activations: 65
Scholar Recipients: 22
Organizations Gifted: 30
Corporations Involved: 45