For Immediate Release

Contact: Bailey Bernius

Hundreds of Military Spouses Receive Association Scholarships

June 14, 2011

ALEXANDRIA, VA June 14, 2011— The National Military Family Association is pleased to announce the scholarship recipients of the 2011 Joanne Holbrook Patton Military Spouse Scholarship Program. This year, more than 500 military spouses received scholarships to begin or continue their education.

See if a military spouse you know received a scholarship from the National Military Family Association.

Scholarships were awarded in three categories: military spouses, spouses of wounded service members, and spouses of fallen service members. Spouses of Uniformed Services members (active duty, National Guard and Reserve, retirees, and survivors) of any branch or rank are eligible to apply. The scholarship funds may be used to assist with tuition, fees, and school room and board.

This scholarship program is made possible thanks to support from the Fisher House Foundation, Folds of Honor Foundation, and BAE Systems, among others. For more information on military spouse education and careers, visit the Spouse Education section of our website.

About the National Military Family Association

The National Military Family Association is the leading nonprofit dedicated to serving the families who stand behind the uniform. Since 1969, NMFA has worked to strengthen and protect millions of families through its advocacy and programs. They provide spouse scholarships, camps for military kids, and retreats for families reconnecting after deployment and for the families of the wounded, ill, or injured. NMFA serves the families of the currently serving, retired, wounded or fallen members of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Commissioned Corps of the USPHS and NOAA. To get involved or to learn more, visit

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