For Immediate Release

Besa Pinchotti

National Military Family Association Announces Year-Round Scholarship Application Period for Military Spouses

No more deadlines. Military spouses can now apply for scholarships throughout the year to support their educational and professional advancement.

October 23, 2018

ALEXANDRIA, VA—The National Military Family Association (NMFA), a nonprofit that works to strengthen military families, is now accepting applications for its Military Spouse Scholarships program on a year-round basis.

“When military members serve, spouses serve, too.” NMFA Executive Director Joyce Wessel Raezer said. “They’re mom, dad, teacher, taxi driver, chef, even caregiver. Most sacrifice their own education and career aspirations to put their family’s needs first. They’re the true home front heroes, and we’re honored to support them every day of the year.”

Military spouse Emily Yancey knows that sacrifice. As caregiver to her husband, who is 100% disabled from military service, Emily has often put her own ambitions aside to meet her family’s needs.

“I woke up and realized I didn’t have a dream,” Emily said. “I always told myself I didn’t need to go to school because I never wanted to take money away from the things my family needed.”

Emily received a scholarship from NMFA and pursued a certification in culinary arts. She now has a career that enables her to contribute to her family. With the new, rolling deadline, NMFA’s scholarships will be awarded to spouses like Emily throughout the year.

NMFA’s Military Spouse Scholarships can be used for a variety of educational and professional advancement opportunities, including degrees, certifications, licensures, CEU’s, professional exams and other related expenses, such as fingerprinting and background check fees, and more.

Military spouse business owners can also apply for funding. Scholarships can be used for direct sales buy-ins, inventory and merchandise, business marketing, branding, manufacturing, supplies, permits, or additional entrepreneurial pursuits.

Spouses with a valid military ID can apply for NMFA’s Military Spouse Scholarships here.

About the National Military Family Association
The National Military Family Association is the leading nonprofit dedicated to serving the families who stand behind the uniform. Since 1969, NMFA has worked to strengthen and protect millions of families through its advocacy and programs. They provide spouse scholarships, camps for military kids, and retreats for families reconnecting after deployment and for the families of the wounded, ill, or injured. NMFA serves the families of the currently serving, veteran, retired, wounded or fallen members of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Commissioned Corps of the USPHS and NOAA. To get involved or to learn more, visit

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