JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (May 12, 2021) –Thanks to an anonymous gift, Hope For The Warriors awarded four academic scholarships, totaling $30,000, to North Carolina-based Gold Star spouses for higher education for the spring 2021 semester.
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.
However, this class of recipients was added thanks to an anonymous donation looking to support North Carolina based Gold Star spouses.
The following North Carolina Gold Star spouses were awarded scholarships:
- Rebekah Boniface of Holly Springs, North Carolina: Received a $10,000 scholarship. She is pursuing a masters of nursing from Duke University.
- Nikja Gadson of Charlotte, North Carolina: Received a $10,000 scholarship. She is pursuing a licensed practical nursing (LPN) degree from ECPI.
- Jennifer Grace of Hickory, North Carolina: Received a $5,000 scholarship. She is pursuing an IT information systems degree from Catawba Valley Community College.
- Tarah Mclaughlin of Hope Mills, North Carolina: Received a $5,000 scholarship. She is pursuing a nursing degree from Fayetteville Technical Community College.
“It’s an honor to work with this donor to provide these substantial scholarships to these deserving Gold Star spouses,” said Robin Kelleher, co-founder and president/CEO of Hope For The Warriors. “Being able to assist with the expenses related to higher education for these families can be life changing.”
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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.