NMFA Spouse Scholarship App Open

Looking for a way to fund your college education?  Apply for the National Military Family Association (NMFA) Joanne Holbrook Patton Military Spouse Scholarship!  The application process has opened today and will run until 31 January 2014.


This scholarship opportunity is available to the spouses of active duty, reserve and National Guard service members, spouses of retired servicemembers, and surviving spouses.

What Does It Cover?

This scholarship may be used to pay for tuition, fees, and room and board.

What Kind of Education Qualifies?

This scholarship can be used for a wide variety of educational pursuits.  The following are included:

  • GED or ESL
  • Vocational training and Professional certification
  • Degree seeking (undergraduate and graduate degrees, including Ph.Ds. and post-doctoral programs)
  • Licensure fees
  • Clinical supervision for specific mental health licensure
  • In-class or on-line
  • Full-time or part-time

The application period closes on 31 January 2014, but don’t procrastinate.  It is too easy to let those deadlines slip by and this is a great scholarship because it does not require full-time attendance.  Let’s go!

About the Author

Kate Horrell
Kate Horrell is a military financial coach, mom of four teens, and Navy spouse. She has a background in taxes and mortgage banking, and a trove of experience helping other military families with their money. Follow her on twitter @realKateHorrell.
  • Mia

    I would be interested in a J.D. program. How do i go about applying for the program? Who does it apply, an active military servicemen for a spouse or a spouse by him/herself? Do I need to already have passed the LSAT by that date or could I do it later and only after receiving the Scholarship? Thank you, Mia.

    • KateKashman

      Mia, all your questions should be answered in the documentation, or you can contact the sponsoring organization.

  • Marla
  • Jaimie

    Could this scholarship be toward paying off a spouse’s college she is already graduated from?

    • Ashley

      If you go to the link, it says it doesn’t go towards any past debt.