Hope For The Warriors Announces Spring 2015 Spouse/Caregiver Scholarship Recipients

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National nonprofit awards higher education scholarships to four military spouse/caregivers.

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Recognizing the efforts of those who continue the fight each day, long after their loved one has left the battlefield, speaks to the core of our mission at Hope For The Warriors.

Hope For The Warriors® is pleased to announced the awardees of this spring’s Spouse/Caregiver Scholarships. Scholarships are awarded two times each year to spouses or caregivers of wounded service members or to spouses of fallen service members. Hope For The Warriors® is a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, restoring the family unit, and restoring hope for our service members and our military families.

Recipients Katie Hubbard, Sarah Dale, Jennifer Sherbanenko, and Ashley Barnes received different Hope For The Warriors® scholarships. Hubbard received the Robin Kelleher “New Beginnings” Honorary Scholarship for her studies at Southern New Hampshire University. Dale is the recipient of the Shannon Maxwell Honorary Scholarship for her studies at American University. The Bonnie Amos Honorary Scholarship was awarded to Sherbanenko, who will attend Liberty University. Ashley Barnes received the Karin Dickerson Honorary Scholarship for Old Dominion University.

Biannual scholarships are awarded to both spouses and caregivers recognizing and supporting the new role shouldered within their families. Hope For The Warriors® has been giving scholarships to spouses and caregivers twice a year since 2008.

“Hope For The Warriors® is extremely pleased and privileged to honor these four women through our Spouse/Caregiver Scholarship Program,” said Brian Schiller, Senior Director of Career Transition & Education with Hope For The Warriors®. “Recognizing the efforts of those who continue the fight each day, long after their loved one has left the battlefield, speaks to the core of our mission at Hope For The Warriors.”

The Spouse/Caregiver Scholarship Program identifies, recognizes, and rewards spouses and caregivers for their strength, fidelity, and resolve despite adversity. Scholarships aid in continued education at a reputable, accredited university, college, or trade school for spouses/caregivers as they assume critical roles in the financial well-being of their families. The scholarship program is just one part of the Career Transition & Education pillar supported by Hope For The Warriors®.

Hope For The Warriors® Career Transition & Education programs support the career and educational goals of the service member, veteran, and family members. The team works closely with employers to create program opportunities for service members and spouses as they prepare for their transition out of the military. Partnerships with universities are built to meet the needs of today's veteran college student. Program work is completed through intensive multi-day programs, one-day seminars, educational webinars, one-on-one mentoring, and more.

The mission of Hope For The Warriors® (http://www.hopeforthewarriors.org) is to enhance the quality of life for post-9/11 service members, their families, and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty. Hope For The Warriors® is dedicated to restoring a sense of self, restoring the family unit, and restoring hope for our service members and our military families.

Hope For The Warriors® has earned a Four-Star rating from Charity Navigator (http://www.charitynavigator.org) for three consecutive years. Charity Navigator is an independent organization that evaluates fiscal responsibility and accountability of nonprofits.

Hope For The Warriors® (Federal Tax ID 20-5182295) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity as defined in sections 509(A)(1) and 170(B)(1)(A)(VI) of the Internal Revenue Code. Combined Federal Campaign, CFC #27800.

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