AMVETS Spouse Scholarship

AMVETS National Service Foundation offers a $4000 scholarship to one (1) deserving spouse of an Honorably Served Veteran or Active-Duty members. The applicant must meet all requirements, provide proper documentation, and use the funds towards a full-time study at either a four (4) year undergraduate college or university in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree. Funds are distributed in $1,000 increments within a 4-year period. Unused funds will be forfeited and returned to the foundations.

Army Emergency Relief: Stateside Spouse Education Assistance Program

To provide spouses of active duty and retired Service Members and widows(ers) of Service Members who died either on active duty or in a retired status and residing in the U.S. with need-based financial assistance in pursuing educational goals. 

Army Women's Foundation

This program provides grants to women soldiers, past and present, and their lineal descendants to help them attain their educational goals. The AWF Legacy Scholarship Program offers financial support in four areas: Certificate Programs, Community College coursework, Undergraduate Degrees, and Graduate Degrees. Scholarships are awarded only for coursework from accredited institutions. Scholarships are based on merit, academic potential, personal essay, community service, letters of recommendation, and financial need. Certificate Programs and Community College coursework scholarships are awarded for $1,000. Undergraduate and Graduate Degree Program scholarships are awarded in the amounts of $2,500 and $3,000.

Deadline: January 21, 2025      Amount: see notes above     Award Number: varies

Hope for the Warriors

The Spouse/Caregiver Scholarship program identifies, recognizes, and rewards spouses/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.

Deadline: April 30, 2024      Amount: $2500      Awards: 5

Mike & Gail Donley Spouse Scholarship Program

This scholarship is to help Air Force spouses pursue their Associate’s, Bachelor’s, graduate or post-graduate degrees. Your spouse must be in the Air Force active duty, Air National Guard, or be an Air Force civilian employee. Two scholarships are awarded annually in the amount of $2,500 each.

Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA)

Provides up to $4,000 (over 2 years) of Financial Assistance for military spouses who are pursuing degree programs, licenses or credentials leading to employment in portable career fields. Spouses of active-duty service members in pay grades E-1 to E-6, W-1 to W-2 and O-1 to O-3 who have successfully completed high school and have the ability to request tuition assistance while their military sponsor is on Title 10 military orders are eligible, to include spouses married to members of the National Guard and reserves in these same pay grades.

Military Spouse Fellowship Program for Financial Counseling

FINRA Investor Education Foundation’s 2010 Military Spouse Fellowship gives spouses the training they need to earn the Accredited Financial Counselor® (AFC®) designation, which gives them marketable job skills and provides them with the knowledge and tools they need to help military Families overcome financial challenges.

Mrs. Patty Shinseki Spouse Scholarship Program

The Program need-based and was established to assist Army spouses in obtaining an undergraduate degree or similar professional certification. Applicants may receive assistance for up to four academic years of full-time study or eight academic years of part-time study. Applicants must re-apply each year. Spouses may apply year-round. Awards range from $500-$2,200.

National Military Family Association (NMFA) Spouse Scholarship Program

NMFA scholarship funds are awarded only to military ID-carrying Uniformed Services’ spouses (active duty, retiree, Reserve, National Guard, and/or survivor); If notified you have been selected for a scholarship, you must provide a copy of current military dependent ID within one week, or your scholarship funds will be awarded to another card-carrying applicant. If at any point you are no longer considered to be a spouse of a Service Member, you must notify NMFA immediately.

National Military Family Association - Joanne Holbrook Patton Military Spouse Scholarship Program

Awarded to spouses of Uniformed Services members (active duty, National Guard and Reserve, retirees, and survivors) to obtain professional certification or to attend post-secondary or graduate school.

Navy Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) - Spouse Tuition Aid Assistance Program (STAP) 

The NMCRS Education Assistance Program is designed to help eligible Navy and Marine Corps families pursue their academic goals by providing scholarships and interest-free loans. Eligible applicants must be a child (under age 23 on September 30, 2023) of an active duty, retired or deceased Sailor or Marine. Spouse of an active duty or retired Sailor or Maine. MECEP/MECP student. Full or part-time programs in career and technical education, associates, bachelors, or masters (spouses only).

Oracle Women in Leadership Scholarship - (STEM)

The Scholarship seeks to recognize one outstanding student who shows potential to excel in college STEM studies by awarding a one-time, $1,500 scholarship to a deserving female active-duty military college student pursuing a STEM degree. This scholarship will be applied towards the students ongoing higher-level academic education at an accredited Community College or four-year college or university.

Deadline: May 31, 2024      Amount: $1,500       Awards: 1

Women Marines Association Scholarship (WMA)

Awarded scholarships can range from $500 to $5000 and varies based on the number of applicants and funds available. The goal is to support qualified applicants with the opportunity to attend an accredited college, university, or college-level trade school to pursue career aspirations and eliminate financial barriers to achieving success. There are nine (9) current WMA scholarships and applicants must satisfy defined criteria, complete the application within the appropriate time frame (February 1 through March 31) to be considered.