Military Spouses Receive Fellowships to Conduct Financial Counseling

Fifty military spouses throughout the U.S. and overseas have been awarded the FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) Investor Education Foundation's 2012 Military Spouse Fellowship. The fellowship provides spouses with the training they need to earn the Accredited Financial Counselor® (AFC®) designation. This accreditation will give these military spouses marketable job skills and the resources and expertise they need to help military families overcome financial obstacles.

The program, which began in 2006, is administered in partnership with the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education® (AFCPE®) and the National Military Family Association. The fellowship covers the costs associated with completing the AFC® training and testing. Since its inception in 2006, the program has awarded more than 1,200 fellowships to military spouses across the United States and around the world.

Recipients of the Military Spouse Fellowship commit to completing the courses of study and working in the financial counseling field serving their communities for up to two years. To date, spouse fellows have logged more than 337,000 hours assisting service members and their communities. Current accredited spouses serve as financial counselors at family readiness and support centers, credit counseling and tax centers, financial aid offices and local military credit unions throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Our Association would like to congratulate the 2012 FINRA Foundation Military Spouse Accredited Financial Counselor Fellowship Awardees.


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