SPRINGFIELD, Va. – Hope For The Warriors recently handed out 13 Military Spouse and Caregiver Scholarships for higher education totaling $27,500. Thanks to a $10,000 grant from Shell MILNET, the 2019 fall semester marks the largest class of recipients since the program’s inception.

Hope For The Warriors is a national nonprofit that assists veterans, service members and military families with a variety of programming including clinical health and wellness, sports and recreation and transition services.

Since 2006, Hope For The Warriors has awarded Military Spouse and Caregiver Scholarships twice a year. The program recognizes and rewards post-9/11 spouses and caregivers for their strength, fidelity and resolve despite adversity as they assume critical roles in the financial well-being of their families.

With the help of these scholarships, recipients can continue their education at an accredited university, college or trade school.

The following recipients were awarded for the 2019 fall semester:

  • Amanda Akers of Fort Worth, Texas “Restoring Self” Scholarship, University of North Texas
  • Ana Barnes of Imperial Beach, California “Restoring Self” Scholarship, CSU San Marcos and Southwestern Community College
  • Angela Boswell of Bend, Oregon “Restoring Hope” Scholarship, University of New Hampshire
  • Melinda Brennan of Richlands, North Carolina “Honorary” Scholarship, Duke University
  • Jacqueline Bryant of Charlotte, North Carolina “New Beginnings” Scholarship, Medical Billing & Coding – HIC
  • Amanda Casteel of Loudon, Tennessee “Restoring Self” Scholarship, University of Tennessee Knoxville
  • Sarah Driscoll of Milton, Massachusetts “Honorary” Scholarship, Antioch University New England
  • Whitney Ellison of Midland, Michigan “New Beginnings” Scholarship, Delta Community College
  • Shannon Lucas of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma “Restoring Hope” Scholarship, Case Western Reserve University
  • Ajai Peoples of Phenix City, Alabama “New Beginnings” Scholarship, Columbus State University
  • Jessica Power of Pembroke, Massachusetts, “Honorary” Scholarship, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Science
  • Shaina Purser of Fort Worth, Texas “Restoring Hope” Scholarship, University of Southern California
  • Juli West of Imperial, Pennsylvania “Restoring Family” Scholarship, University of Pittsburgh

“As we near our 13th anniversary, it brings us great pride to grant our largest scholarship class yet for the fall 2019 semester,” said Robin Kelleher, co-founder and president/CEO of Hope For The Warriors. “We recognize the sacrifices of the entire military family and we hope these scholarships help ease some burdens and provide strength to the recipients as they continue their education.”

Since the program’s inception, Hope For The Warriors has granted 137 Military Spouse and Caregiver Scholarships totaling $401,707.

The 2020 spring scholarship season is open now through September 30. To apply for a scholarship visit hopeforthewarriors.org/transition/military-spouse-scholarships/.

For more information on Hope For The Warriors, visit hopeforthewarriors.orgFacebook or Twitter.

About Hope For The Warriors:

Founded in 2006, Hope For The Warriors is a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family and hope for post 9/11 veterans, service members and military families. Since its inception, Hope For The Warriors has served more than 23,200 through a variety of support programs focused on clinical health and wellness, sports and recreation and transition. One of the nonprofit’s first programs, Warrior’s Wish, has granted 200 wishes to fulfill a desire for a better quality of life or support a quest for gratifying endeavors. In addition, Run For The Warriors has captured the hearts of more than 25,500 since 2010. For more information, visit hopeforthewarriors.org, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.