Spring 2024 Application period is August 1 – October 1, 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 232 scholarships totaling more than $600,107.

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

  Fall 2023 Scholarship Recipients

Honorary Scholarship

  •  Andrea Ryan, Duke University, Master of Liberal Studies-History
  •  Marsha Avery, Herzing University, Master of Nursing, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  •  Karla Seijas, University of California Merced, Doctorate of Anthropology
  •  Katie Christie, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Master of Physician Assistant

Restoring Hope Scholarship

  •  Emily White, University of Kentucky, Doctor of Social Work
  •  Kimberly Gordon, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Master of Social Work
  •  Maria Adams, The University of Texas Arlington, Master of Social Work

Restoring Family Scholarship

  •  Aymber McElroy, University of Wyoming, Masters of Geospatial Information Science and Technology (GIST)
  •  Jessica Taskey, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Master of Social Work
  •  Sari Louis-Pierre, North Central University, Masters of Marriage & Family Counseling

Restoring Self Scholarship

  •  Candace Mulhauser, Arizona State University, Bachelor of Engineering- Human Systems
  •  Lauren Fagan, Liberty University, Bachelor of Early Childhood Education
  •  Jessica Ebanks, Oregon State University, Bachelor of Engineering – Computer Science
  •  Heather Carpenter, Southern New Hampshire University, Bachelor of Human Resources

New Beginnings Scholarship

  •  Diana Villa, Gallup Institute, Certificate of Business Coaching
  •  Nancy Davis, American College of Healthcare Sciences, Certificate of Aromatherapy
  •  Audrea Laureiro, Manchester Community College, Associates of Nursing
  •  Victoria Allen, Texas Tech University, Certificate of Healthcare Administration
  •  Laura Frelot, Leeward Community College, Associates of Healthcare Information Technology- Medical Coding
  •  Courtney Coglan Brewer, College of Central Florida, Associates of Psychology
  •  Sandra Wheeler , Bryan University, Associates of Healthcare Information Technology – Medical Billing and Coding
  •  Michelle Chamblee, Delaware Technical Community College, Associates of Elementary Education

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