SPRINGFIELD, Va. – Marking its 150th awarded scholarship, Hope For The Warriors recently presented eight Military Spouse and Caregiver Scholarships for higher education. With the support of a $10,000 grant from Shell MILNET, $17,000 worth of nationwide scholarships were awarded for the fall 2020 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.
Scholarships vary from $1,500 to $2,500 and applied toward higher education at an U.S. accredited university, college, or trade school.
The following recipients were awarded for the 2020 fall semester:
- Carly Civis of Fountain Hills, Arizona: “New Beginnings” scholarship, Gateway Community College
- Claire Oliver-DeHaven of North Richland Hills, Texas: “Honorary” scholarship, University of Arlington Texas
- Nicole Glaus of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania: “Restoring Self” scholarship, Liberty University
- Ashley Greer of Deer Park, Texas: “Restoring Self” scholarship, Lamar University
- Heather Kelly of Carlsbad, California: “Restoring Family” scholarship, University of Notre Dame
- Jennifer McCollum of Fleming Island, Florida: “Restoring Family” scholarship, Liberty University
- Cheyanne Parsons of Vero Beach, Florida: “Honorary” scholarship, University of Florida
- Elizabeth Yeager of Bremerton, Washington: “Restoring Hope” scholarship, Virginia Commonwealth University
“Even though the Military Spouse and Caregiver Scholarship program is one of our longest running programs, it still brings me such excitement each time we award a scholarship class,” said Robin Kelleher, co-founder and president/CEO of Hope For The Warriors. “Here at Hope For The Warriors we truly understand the sacrifices each military family makes for our country and we’re honored to provide these scholarships to help make a small difference in those huge and sometimes lifelong sacrifices.”
Since the program’s inception, Hope For The Warriors has granted 150 Military Spouse and Caregiver Scholarships totaling $429,207.
The 2021 spring scholarship season is currently open until September 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 30,000 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 150 scholarships to caregivers and families of the fallen. In addition, Run For The Warriors has captured the hearts of over 27,500 since 2010. For more information, visit hopeforthewarriors.org, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.