NMFA Military Spouse Scholarships

Military Spouse Scholarships

The National Military Family Association (NMFA), in conjunction with the Fisher House Foundation, has announced the opening of applications for the 2016 Joanne Holbrook Patton Military Spouse Scholarships program.  The NMFA Military Spouse Scholarships program offers financial assistance for a wide variety of types of education.

Who Is Eligible?

Any military spouse who is a valid Department of Defense Identification (ID) card holder may apply for these scholarships.  This includes:

  • members of dual military couples,
  • spouses of active duty, reserve, guard, retired, medically retired, wounded or fallen service member (must be a service-related wound, illness, injury or death that took place after September 11, 2001)
  • divorced spouse, but ONLY if you receive 20/20/20 benefits or 20/20/15 benefits,

The NMFA scholarship money may be used for a wide variety of educational goals, including:

  • high school GED,
  • high school diploma completion,
  • English as a Second Language training,
  • college and university degrees, including associate, bachelor, master and doctoral degrees,
  • continuing education credits,
  • licensing fees,
  • trade schools,
  • vocational or technical certification, and
  • professional advancement education.

How Much Are The Awards?

The scholarship amount awarded may range from $500 to $2500, depending on a variety of factors. These one-time payments must be used within 12 months of the date of the award.

How Do You Apply?

Applications are only accepted online.  The application period end on 31 January 2015, so apply now before you forget!

About The Scholarship Program

The NMFA mission is “To fight for benefits and programs that strengthen and protect uniformed services families and reflect the Nation’s respect for their Service.”  The 46-year-old non-profit organization acts as the voice of the military family to legislators and decision-makers.  The NMFA also offers a wide variety of military family support programs, including the popular Operation Purple Camp program.

Joanne Holbrook Patton is a fifth-generation Army daughter and daughter-in-law of General George S. Patton. She was married to the late Major General George S. Patton for 52 years and believes strongly in the importance of education for military spouses.

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.