Fall 2023 Application period is March 1 – April 30, 2023

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 140 scholarships totaling more than $412,000.

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. 2022 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.

The Spring 2023 Application period will open August 1.



If you have previously applied for a scholarship, please update your client portal to indicate you are interested in the next scholarship application period. Click “apply for services” to access your client portal.

For more information or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, e-mail Spouse/Caregiver Scholarships.

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

    Spring 2023 Scholarship Recipients

Honorary Scholarship

  •  Natalie Wernberg, University of Florida, Master of Science Educational Research – Anthropology
  •  Jessica Sherman, University of Maryland Global Campus, Master of Cybersecurity
  •  Karla Seijas, University of California – Merced, Doctorate of Anthropology

Restoring Hope Scholarship

  •  Courtnee Lynn Peterson, Angelo State University, Master of Social Work
  •  Carla Overton, Louisiana State University -Baton Rouge, Master of Social Work

Restoring Family Scholarship

  •  Desty Boatright, Southern Oklahoma State University, Bachelors of Education
  •  Brittney McCall, The Ohio State University, Bachelors of Psychology
  •  Ursula Pirtle, American College of Health Sciences, Bachelor of Health Science – Holistic Health

Restoring Self Scholarship

  •  Mathew Parker, Southern Vermont University – Johnson, Bachelors of Performance Arts and Technology
  •  Mirtha Longoria, American Military University, Bachelors of Human Resource
  •  Tiffany Venekamp, Sam Houston State University, Bachelors of Communication Studies

New Beginnings Scholarship

  •  Mishayla Atkinson, College of Lake County, Associate of Psychology
  •  Timothy Ingram, Fayetteville Technical Community College,                                                                                         Associate of Information Technologies – Systems of Security Analysis
  •  Jennifer Prado, South Plains College, Associate of Nursing
  •  Andrea Santos, University of Western Idaho, Associate of Health Science
  •  Eliana Armenta, San Diego College, Associate of Nursing
  •  Elizabeth Colts, Pasco-Hernando State College, Associate of Education
  •  Joan Cardena, National Laser Institute, Certificate of Medical Aesthetics
  •  Magdelena Martinez, Anoka Ramsey Community College, Certificate of Special Education
  •  Nyla Thomas, South College, Associate of Diagnostic Sonography

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