For Immediate Release

Contact: Besa Pinchotti

National Military Family Association Expands Scholarship Program to Help More Military Spouses Achieve Career Goals

December 19, 2013

Alexandria, VA, December 19, 2013 – National Military Family Association, the country’s leading non-profit organization devoted to military family issues, today announced a new affiliation with two highly-regarded universities. The partnership is part of the Association’s scholarship program, which provides valuable professional development opportunities to military spouses.

Qualified applicants will receive scholarships should they enroll in one of the following top-tier, online master’s degree programs:

  • Georgetown University: Nursing@Georgetown: Master of Science degree in Nursing from Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies ($7,500)
  • University of Southern California
    • MSW@USC: Master of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Southern California School of Social Work ($7,500)
    • USC Rossier Online: Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) from the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education ($5,000)

Each program offers a high-quality, online experience for students to pursue a graduate degree in their field of choice without having to relocate. The programs integrate live, interactive classes taught by renowned faculty, documentary-style learning content on a social web-based platform, as well as in-person learning practicums or clinical experiences. These scholarships align well with the Association’s interest in helping prepare military spouses find meaningful employment so they can better contribute to their family’s financial security.

“Social work, teaching and nursing are three fields where military spouses can really excel because there’s a huge need for those professions across the country,” said National Military Family Association Executive Director Joyce Raezer. “No matter how many moves you make or where those moves take you, there are always job opportunities for people with those degrees.”

For more information about these graduate programs and National Military Family Association’s Joanne Holbrook Patton Military Spouse Scholarship Program, please visit:

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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