Military Spouse Scholarships

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The scholarship application has closed. The next application window will open December 2014.

To view your award status, click here to login to your account and click award information. 

The mission of this scholarship program is to help prepare military spouses for meaningful employment and to better contribute to their family’s financial security.

The Joanne Holbrook Patton Military Spouse Scholarships are awarded to spouses of all Uniformed Services members:

  • Active Duty
  • National Guard and Reserve
  • Retirees
  • Survivors

The scholarship funds may be used for tuition, fees, and school room and board for:

  • GED or ESL
  • Vocational training and Professional certification
  • Degree seeking (undergraduate and graduate degrees, including Ph.Ds. and post-doctoral programs)
  • Licensure fees
  • Clinical supervision for specific mental health licensure
  • In-class or on-line
  • Full-time or part-time

Scholarship selection is based on your completion of some survey questions which will help us advocate for education changes on your behalf, short-answer questions, and an essay question which will help us get to know you better. You must be a military spouse to apply.

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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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