This class of winners includes Beaufort resident Heather Carpenter and Sneads Ferry resident Lauren Fagan, both receiving Restoring Self Scholarships of $2,500, awarded to those seeking a bachelor’s degree. Carpenter is attending Southern New Hampshire University and pursuing a bachelor’s degree in human resources. Fagan is a student at The University of Maryland and pursing a bachelor’s in early childhood education.
Hope For The Warriors is a national military nonprofit that assists veterans, service members and military families by providing financial, career and educational stability; physical and emotional strength; and social support that builds community.
Since 2006, Hope For The Warriors has awarded Military Spouse and Caregiver Scholarships twice a year. 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.
Scholarships vary from $1,800 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.
“It’s such a thrill, for the second time in 2023, to award the largest scholarship class to date,” said Robin Kelleher, co-founder and president of the nonprofit organization. “This program holds a really special place in my heart. Through the years, I’ve witnessed fellow military families face life altering changes due to service-related injuries. These scholarships can also be life altering for military families but in a positive light and we love rewarding deserving spouses and caregivers.”
Since the program’s inception, Hope For The Warriors has granted 232 Military Spouse and Caregiver Scholarships totaling $600,107.
The 2024 spring scholarship application is open now through October 1. To receive an application to apply, visit hopeforthewarriors.org and connect for services.