Scholarship Partners

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. In addition to the Joanne Holbrook Patton Military Spouse Scholarships, applicants are eligible for school specific scholarships offered by our partner colleges and universities. These scholarships are only available to registered applicants of the Joanne Holbrook Patton Military Spouse Scholarships.  If you are interested in these additional scholarship opportunities, please apply by clicking the applicable link(s) below.

Master’s Level Programs

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Designed for social workers who want to make a difference in their communities, the MSW@USC is University of Southern California School of Social Work’s accredited Master of Social Work delivered online. The program features live online classes and hands-on field experiences in students’ own communities. Classes are taught online in an engaging, collaborative classroom by supportive USC School of Social Work faculty, so students do not need to relocate to earn this top-ranked degree.

With the MSW@USC, students can:

  • Complete fieldwork in their local community.
  • Meet the needs of military service members and their families through a specialization in Military Social Work.
  • Join the USC community with all the support services of USC’s on-campus MSW, including access to the alumni network of 300,000 graduates worldwide.

Program applicants are eligible to receive a $7,500 when they are accepted and enroll in the MSW@USC program.

Learn more about the MSW@USC>>


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Whether at home or abroad, aspiring and current educators can earn a master’s degree with the USC Rossier School of Education’s advanced degree programs delivered online. Blending online learning with field-based teaching experiences, these master’s programs offer teachers the flexibility to earn a high-quality degree from one of the top-ranked universities in the country — from anywhere.

  • Master of Arts in Teaching: Prepares aspiring K-12 teachers to become transformative educators. Teaching credential available.
  • Master of Arts in Teaching – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL): Prepares English-language teaching specialists to work in a variety of educational settings.
  • Master of Education in Advanced Instruction: Prepares current teachers with advanced teaching strategies to take on leadership roles in their school or district.

Program applicants are eligible to receive a $5,000 scholarship when they are accepted and enroll in a USC Rossier Online program. Learn more>>


Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies

As an applicant to our Military Spouse Scholarship program, you may be eligible for a $7,500 academic scholarship to earn your Master of Science degree in Nursing online from Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies (NHS).


Georgetown University’s online nurse practitioner programs prepare graduates through an innovative blend of dynamic online interactions and clinical experience. Students benefit from:

  • Live classes hosted online by Georgetown faculty.
  • Self-paced, well-produced course content available 24/7.
  • Clinical experiences with a preceptor
  • Lifelong connections to the prestigious Georgetown University alumni community

Scholarships will be awarded to qualified and competitive licensed registered nurses with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing who are admitted to and enroll in the Georgetown program. Learn more about NHS’s online nursing programs. Learn More>>


Degree seeking and Non-degree seeking certifications

Colorado State University Global Campus

Colorado State University-Global Campus is dedicated to providing military spouses with a clear path to a degree. As the nation’s first 100% online public university, CSU-Global offers U.S. Military personnel, veterans, and their families the opportunity to complete a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree, or certificate of completion from anywhere in the world, on a schedule that works for them. The university also provides a tuition discount for eligible service members, military spouses, and their dependents with an exclusive Tuition Guarantee that locks in a student’s low rate for as long as they are enrolled.   

CSU-Global is proud to support the National Military Family Association by offering five $1,000 scholarships to undergraduate level applicants and two $1,500 scholarships to graduate level applicants. Applications can be submitted at ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ prior to January 31, 2014 with the recipients to be announced in early February  2014.


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