Scholarships, Grants + Work Study Programs

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Scholarships are a great source of financial aid. There is no repayment and there are many types of scholarships available; the key challenge is finding them. Many organizations are creating new scholarships with the military spouse in mind. Various associations, including the National Military Family Association and some military spouse clubs, offer scholarship programs specifically for military spouses. Our Association annually grants scholarships to spouses of all the uniformed services through our Joanne Holbrook Patton Military Spouse Scholarship Program. Our scholarship application period opens in December and winners are notified in the spring. Register now for email notifications about scholarship and education opportunities.


The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid (FINAID) offers many tips and resources that will help you with your scholarship search -

Click for more information on organizations and spouse clubs that offer scholarships to military spouses.

Grants and Work Study Programs

The federal government offers these awards with no obligation to repay them. You may be eligible for:

Federal Pell Grant - Pell grants may be offered to undergraduate students who have not yet earned a bachelor’s or professional degree and who demonstrate financial need according to criteria set by the U.S. Department of Education. Students must be enrolled full-time.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG) - This federal grant program provides additional amounts to students demonstrating strong financial need. FSEOGs are offered to students with the lowest expected family contribution. These awards range from $100 to $4,000.

Federal Work-Study -  Federal Work-Study (FWS) allows students to earn money by working at a subsidized job, usually on the college campus.

For additional information about financial aid programs and resources from the U.S. Department of Education, Federal Student Aid visit

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