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.
Scholarships vary from $1,500 to $2,500 and are applied toward higher education at an accredited U.S. university, college, or trade school. Unique to the program is a scholarship for Master of Social Work students, Restoring Hope.
Scholarships totaling $10,500 were awarded to the following for the 2021 spring semester:
- Sharmel Cavender of Saint Albans, West Virginia: “Restoring Self” scholarship, University of Charleston
- Marissa Collier of San Antonio, Texas: “Restoring Family” scholarship, Our Lady of the Lake University
- Julie Johnson of New Market, Alabama: “Honorary” scholarship, University of Alabama
- Tiffany Haynes of Columbus, Indiana: “New Beginnings” scholarship, Ivy Tech Community College
- Megan Rardin of Clarksville, Tennessee: “Restoring Hope” scholarship, Austin Peay State University
“As we all have been struggling with the many facets of this ongoing pandemic, these military families are continuing to fight for their family’s success and we hope these scholarships help with that process,” said Robin Kelleher, co-founder and president/CEO of Hope For The Warriors. “This program will always hold a special place in my heart as we watch military spouses and caregivers continue to overcome what military life throws at them. We couldn’t be prouder of these recipients.”
Since the program’s inception, Hope For The Warriors has granted 157 Military Spouse and Caregiver Scholarships totaling $439,707.
The 2021 fall scholarship application will open up open March 1 and close April 30. To receive an application to apply, visit hopeforthewarriors.org and apply for services.
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 over 36,000 through a variety of support programs focused on clinical health and wellness, sports and recreation and transition. One of the nonprofit’s first programs, Military Spouse and Caregiver Scholarships, has awarded over 155 scholarships to caregivers and families of the fallen. For more information, visit hopeforthewarriors.org, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.