Hope For The Warriors awards five college scholarships to caregivers

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Five military spouse and caregiver scholarships for higher education have recently been awarded by a national nonprofit.

Hope For The Warriors has awarded Military Spouse and Caregiver Scholarships twice a year since 2006. 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.

“As we all have been struggling with the many facets of this ongoing pandemic, these military families are continuing to fight for their family’s success and we hope these scholarships help with that process,” said Robin Kelleher, co-founder and president/CEO of Hope For The Warriors.

Scholarships totaling $10,500 were awarded to the following for the 2021 spring semester:

Sharmel Cavender of Saint Albans, West Virginia: “Restoring Self” scholarship, University of Charleston.

Marissa Collier of San Antonio, Texas: “Restoring Family” scholarship, Our Lady of the Lake University.

Julie Johnson of New Market, Alabama: “Honorary” scholarship, University of Alabama.

Tiffany Haynes of Columbus, Indiana: “New Beginnings” scholarship, Ivy Tech Community College.

Megan Rardin of Clarksville, Tennessee: “Restoring Hope” scholarship, Austin Peay State University.

Scholarships vary from $1,500 to $2,500 and are applied toward higher education at an accredited U.S. university, college, or trade school. Unique to the program is a scholarship for Master of Social Work students, Restoring Hope.

Since the program began, Hope For The Warriors has granted 157 Military Spouse and Caregiver Scholarships totaling $439,707.

The 2021 fall scholarship application period opens on March 1 and closes on April 30. To receive an application to apply, visit here.

Reach Julia LeDoux at Julia@connectingvets.com.

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