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Hope 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.
  • Restoring Family Scholarship– Awarded to Spouses of the Fallen.
  • Restoring Hope Scholarship– Awarded to a Master of Social Work students.
  • 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 2022 Application is now open from August 1 to September 30.


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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

Fall 2021 Scholarship Recipients

Claudia Moreno, University of the Incarnate Word, MA – Organizational Development and Leadership

Evanna Burgwardt, Central Connecticut State University, PhDNurse Anesthesia

Lindsay Smith, University of Oregon, MA – Interior Architecture

Clarissa Lopez, Tarleton State University, MA – Social Work

Sylvia Lemus, USC  School of Social Work, MA – Social Work (Children Youth & Families)

Courtnee Peterson, Angelo State University, MA – Social Work

Chelsey Wilkinson, Arizona State University, BA – Forensic Psychology

Najeia Besiso, Southwestern University, BA – Business-Accounting and Finance

Nicole Glaus, Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences, BA – Health Science- Nursing

Cella Logan, Southern New Hampshire University, BA – Psychology (Family & Childhood Trauma) 

Marissa Collier, Our Lady of the Lake University, PhD – Counseling Psychology

Patricia Cone, Cuyahoga Community College, AA –  Diagnostic Sonography

Bernadette Fox, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, Associated Health Science- Nutrition/Personal Trainer

Alyssa Callender, Martino Center- Harvard University, Certificate – Behavioral Neuroscience

Cathleen McDonald, College of Coastal Georgia, Associated Health Science- Radiology

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