Military Spouse Scholarships

The mission of this education and professional support scholarship program is to help prepare military spouses for meaningful employment and to better contribute to their family’s financial security. The application period is currently closed. Applications will reopen December 1, 2014. 

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This September, we’re giving away two scholarships—one for a degree program and one for professional support. Spouses who use our MyMilitaryLife mobile app and enter one of the promo codes before September 30th are eligible. Winners announced October 8th!

How Do You Enter?

Go to GooglePlay or the App Store and download MyMilitaryLife for free. Once in the app, open the menu in the top left corner to find the Promotional Code entry area. Enter the promo code that applies to you:

  • If you’re enrolled and seeking a degree, use promo code: $4Degree
  • If you’re pursuing trade school, certification, training, or licensure use promo code: $4Career

You can also download MyMilitaryLife by texting $4Degree or $4Career to 619-268-6632. After downloading, insert the same promo code when prompted. Standard text messaging rates may apply.

Funding is for online or in-class, full- or part-time tuition, fees, and school room and board for:

  • High school equivalency degrees
  • English language classes
  • Vocational training
  • Professional certification
  • Degrees (undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral degrees)
  • Licensure exams and fees (including clinical supervision funds for mental health professionals)

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Promotion Details:
These scholarships are awarded to spouses of all Uniformed Services members to include all active duty, reserve components, retirees, and survivors. Scholarship recipients will be selected at random from those who enter one of the promo codes above. Spouses must be pursuing a degree, trade school, certification, training, or licensure to enter. They must be at least 18 years old, with a valid military ID card. Recipients must be verified no later than October 6th or we’ll award the scholarship to another spouse. Official recipients will be announced October 8th. Checks will be written directly to the school or program, but mailed to the recipient. Awardees have until August 2015 to use their funds, or the funds will be voided/returned to NMFA. Due to gift restrictions, spouses who are active duty service members are not eligible. NMFA Board of Governors members, Board of Advisors members, Volunteers, employees, and their immediate families (spouses, parents, children, and their spouses or children) or those living in the same household, whether related or not, are not eligible.

Sign up for eNotices about future education opportunities, or visit our Spouse Education section for topics like how to choose a school, what to do when you have to transfer schools, and financial assistance related information. You can also read our report Education & the Military Spouse: The Long Road to Success, which identifies education issues and barriers specific to military spouses.  

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