Steven M Sweat Personal Injury Lawyers, APC's Military Spouse Annual College Scholarship
While we know that those actively serving or with prior military service may be eligible for various tuition assistance and student loan forgiveness programs, these are usually not available to the spouses of active U.S. Military personnel. These brave men and women support their spouses by "holding down the fort" during deployments and maintaining the household so that their spouse can serve our country. Oftentimes, military households are raising a family on a single military income and have expenses related to frequent moves depending upon where their spouse is stationed. In fact, according to a recent survey by Blue Star Families, many military households rank financial stress as their greatest concern even above the stress of deployments. In fact, 84% of spouses or partners of service members report worries about personal finances according to the National Foundation for Credit Counseling. Couple this with the increasing costs of obtaining a college degree and this can mean spouses of active service members putting off going to college or foregoing working on their degrees altogether. This is why Steven M. Sweat, Personal Injury Lawyers, APC has set up a scholarship for spouses of people actively serving in the U.S. Military. We hope that this helps this important segment of our society.
The scholarship will be $1,500 awarded to two separate applicants. You must be the spouse of a person currently serving on active duty in any branch of the United States Military (including Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or Coast Guard). You must be enrolled in an accredited college or university as a full or part time student. You must submit proof of your spouse's military service and proof of enrollment.
Applicants should submit their proof of spouse's military status, proof of enrollment and essay as an attachment to an email (mail copies NOT accepted) to firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject line of the email should say "Scholarship". In addition to the attachments, applicants should include the following information in the body of their email:
- Their legal name, address, and phone number
- The college or university that they are attending or planning to attend
- Their current or proposed course of study
Applicants should also include a 500 word essay on how being a military spouse has affected their ability to pursue higher education. Submissions should be emailed by no later than December 31, 2020. Applications will be reviewed and winners will be announced by January 29, 2021.
For over 25 years we have been helping accident victims and their families recover monetary compensation for negligence related to motor vehicle accidents and many other types of personal injury claims. We are based in Los Angeles, California and serve the entire State of California.