Scholarships provide help through adversity

Pillars
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By Connecting Vets

A record nine volunteer caregivers of severely injured service members have been selected to receive full scholarships to attend the University of Maryland Global Campus through the Pillars of Strength Scholarship Program. 

That is the largest number of scholarships ever awarded by the program in a single year—and brings to 38 the total number of caregivers who have received a scholarship since the program began in 2013.

The scholarships are made possible by The Blewitt Foundation and the National Military Family Association in alliance with UMGC, the nation’s premier global provider of higher education to the U.S. military since 1947.

Pillars Scholarship recipient Candace Laguna said the spine-shattering injury her husband sustained during Army training in 2009 combined with injuries suffered five years earlier while deployed in Iraq created a “medical-damage domino [effect].”

Read more about the Lagunas here.

Learn more about each recipient here.

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