For Immediate Release

Contact: Besa Pinchotti

Applications Now Accepted for 2014 Military Spouse Scholarships

Apply by February 3rd Deadline

December 2, 2013

ALEXANDRIA, VA, December 2, 2013 – The National Military Family Association is now accepting applications for its annual Joanne Holbrook Patton Military Spouse Scholarship Program. The Association recognizes the unique challenges today’s military spouses face pursuing additional training or education. Scholarship recipients can receive up to $2,500 to help with education costs in one of seven categories: High School GED and English as a Second Language, Degree Seeking (Associate’s level through Post-doctoral), Clinical Supervision (for Mental Health fields), Licensure, Vocational and Certification, Spouses of Fallen Service Members and Spouses of Wounded Service Members.

Applications will only be accepted online and must be submitted by 12:00pm EDT on February 3rd. Spouses of all seven uniformed service members (active duty, National Guard and Reserve, retirees, and survivors) from any branch or rank are eligible to apply. The scholarship funds may be used to assist with licensing, certification, tuition, and fees. Apply now!

In an effort to expand our scholarship program and focus on employability of military spouses, this year we are proud to announce new school partnerships. These partnerships allow us to offer more scholarships for spouses attending these specific schools and programs.

Colorado State University-Global Campus
Colorado State University Global Campus is a 100% online public university that provides innovative higher learning opportunities for nontraditional students and working adults. Specializing in bachelor's completion and graduate degree programs, as well as offering a number of Certificates of Completion, CSU-Global is committed to providing the very best education for its students in a convenient, flexible 100% online environment. CSU Global Campus has dedicated $8,000 in scholarship funds for military spouses who apply for our National Military Family Association Military Spouse Scholarships. These funds are available to military spouses only who meet all the following guidelines:

  • Military spouses who have completed a National Military Family Association scholarship application
  • Military spouses who are attending, or plan on attending, CSU Global Campus
  • Military spouses who are degree seeking (undergraduate or graduate) or military spouses who are enrolled or enrolling in CSU Global non degree seeking programs

The National Military Family Association is incredibly grateful to the corporate and foundation sponsors and partners that make military families a priority. The Joanne Holbrook Patton Military Spouse Scholarship Program thanks its dedicated sponsors including Fisher House FoundationBNY Mellon Foundation, and United Health Foundation, among others. For more information on military spouse education and careers, visit the Spouse Education section of our website.

Until the last service members return home, their wounds are healed, and their families are relieved of the weight of war, we hope companies and foundations will keep them in their thoughts and continue to contribute to their wellbeing. For more information regarding sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Development office at 703.931.6632.

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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