Joanne Holbrook Patton Military Spouse Scholarship Recipients of 2013
Since 2004 the National Military Family Association has been awarding scholarships to military spouses in search of education or training. Thus far in 2013, our spouse scholarship program awarded $274,500 to 254 military spouses. Our scholarship recipients are all military spouses representing the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, the Marine Corps and the Coast Guard. Members of NOAA and Public Health Services are eligible as well. Over the years, the Association has awarded over $2.4 million to more than 2,500 military spouses.
This is the first year we offered scholarship to students seeking a mental health career. To qualify for our Mental Health Career scholarship the applicants must have already held a Master’s Degree in Psychology, Psychiatry, Counseling or Social Work. The applicants need to be seeking clinical supervision hours as a requirement for their clinical licensure. This scholarship has remained open as we build our support efforts. We have had over 70 applicants thus far. We will continue to build our efforts for the Mental Health field as we understand the growing need for Mental Health practitioners. Many of the spouses seeking a career in Mental Health have every intention of paying it forward to the military community. “Without a doubt, this scholarship will play a key role in helping me reach my career goal of serving wounded warriors and their families as a licensed clinical psychologist.”
We can’t thank our scholarship program sponsors enough. Without generous donations from Fisher House, BNY Mellon, May & Stanley Charitable Trust, Lockheed Martin, Flour, Health Net, US Family Health Plan, ASMBA Star, General Dynamics, Phillip & Gayle Staton, George Russell and many more the Joanne Holbrook Patton Military Spouse scholarships would not be possible!
The recipients for this year are listed below.
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Amanda Walker (Jones)
Ana Karina Chavez
Blanca Alejandra Svensson
Cathy St. Julien
Karen Caverly Molineaux
Mary Beth Ratzlaff
Until military families are relieved of the weight of war, we hope you will continue to contribute to their wellbeing.
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