Fall 2024 Application period is March 1 – April 30, 2024

Connect to ServicesHope For The Warriors Spouse / Caregiver Scholarship Program celebrates and rewards the spouses and caregivers of post-9/11 veterans for their strength, fidelity and resolve as they take on new and critical roles after experiencing the impact of war on their families.

Since 2006, the Spouse/Caregiver Scholarship Program has awarded over 250 scholarships totaling more than $641,607.

These scholarships provide aid in continuing education at reputable, accredited universities, colleges or trade schools.

Currently, HOPE offers the following scholarships.

  • Honorary Scholarship– Awarded to those seeking graduate or post-graduate degree.
  • New Beginnings Scholarship– Awarded to those pursuing associates and entry level classes or training. 2023 New Beginnings Scholarship funded in Loving Memory of Jerry Wright, through the generosity of Fred and Maria Jose Wright.
  • Restoring Family Scholarship– Awarded to Spouses of the Fallen.
  • Restoring Hope Scholarship– Awarded to those pursuing a master’s or doctorate of Social Work, Psychology Counseling, or Mental Health Counseling-related field.
  • Restoring Self Scholarship– Awarded to those seeking a bachelor’s degree. 

Eligibility is based on a spouse or caregiver’s ability to show their post-9/11 service member or veteran sustained a combat-related injury and/or has a 100% permanent and total VA disability rating to include Individual Unemployability. The Hope For The Warriors Scholarship Program considers a combat-related injury to be an injury caused by armed conflict, hazardous duty, instrumentality of war, and simulated war.

Scholarship awards are made payable to the recipient’s institution for payment of tuition, books and supplies. The scholarship is for U.S. colleges and universities only.


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If you have previously applied for a scholarship, please click here: https://hopeforthewarriors.tfaforms.net/294

Read this story written by a former scholarship recipient to learn how this program impacts military families

Congratulations Spring 2024 Scholarship Recipients!

  Spring 2024 Scholarship Recipients

Honorary Scholarship

  • Jessica Van Driel, Western Governors University, Masters Elementary Education
  • Jill St. George, University of Georgia, Masters Public Administration with a concentration in Non-profit
  • Melissa Ream, University of Cincinnati, Masters Criminal Justice – Law

Restoring Hope Scholarship

  • Courtnee Peterson, Angelo State University, Masters Social Work
  • Carol Tripp, Liberty University, Masters Mental Health Counseling

Restoring Family Scholarship

  • Veronica Wiscowiche, Ashford University, Masters Human Resource Management
  • Janet Wehrly, University of Illinois Chicago, Masters Health Informatics

Restoring Self Scholarship

  • Candace Mulhauser, Arizona State University, Bachelors of Science Engineering with a concentration in Human Systems
  • Virginia Zellner, Purdue University Global, Bachelors of Science Health Science with a concentration in Health and Wellness
  • Geri DiGeorgio, University of Maryland Global Campus, Bachelors of Science Information Technology with a concentration in Applied Technology

New Beginnings Scholarship

  • Nancy Davis, American College of Health Sciences, Certificate Health Science – Aromatherapy
  • Timothy Ingram, Fayetteville Technical Community College, Associates Information Technologies with a concentration in Systems Security and Analysis
  • Nikkimah Davis, Tulane University – Alliance for Social Workers, Certificate Sports Social Work

The Jerry Wright Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Breanna Pena, University of Arizona, Bachelors Psychology
  • Kelsey Smith, Maryville University, Bachelors Business- Digital Media
  • Sarah Reimers, Easter Florida State College, Associates Business Administration

The Riding For Warriors Scholarship Fund

Sponsored by Hillmann Consulting, LLC and Michael Nehlsen

  • Laura Hentig, University of Colorado – Colorado Springs, Bachelors of Science Health Science
  • Leslie Blankenship, Allegany College of Maryland, Associates Nursing

The financial assistance provided by Hope For The Warriors has substantially decreased the stress in trying to fund my education, which could have been a significant impediment in my academic success. Without assistance, I would be graduating with an enormous amount of debt. This would have required me to focus on how I would repay loans, rather than focusing on a meaningful career. I can’t emphasize enough how much the Hope For The Warriors team has influenced me and my continued success within the program. Knowing that I have others who believe in me has given me hope and strength, even when times are rough.

— Shaina Purser