National Military Family Association Accepting Scholarship Applications for Military Spouses


National Military Family Association is accepting applications for their Scholarships and Career Funds now through January 15, 2018!

Just for applying, you could receive $500, $1000, or maybe more to help pay for:

  • Certification programs, fees, and exams
  • Licensure exams and fees
  • Spouse-owned business expenses
  • Non degree certifications and professional advancement classes
  • Vocation, technical, and trade schools
  • Continuing education credits
  • Clinical supervision required for mental health professional licensure
  • GED, High School Diploma, and ESL classes and exams
  • Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees

NMFA awards an average of $500 for career funding and $1,000 for degrees. Up to $2500 is available for clinical supervision towards licensure in the mental health profession. Spouses are also eligible for funding, typically $1,000, to build their own businesses. This includes entrepreneurs, LLCs, direct sales, franchises, contractors, and other for-profit ventures.

You are eligible to apply for a spouse scholarship if you:

  • are a military spouse with a valid military ID
  • are married to an active duty, reserve, guard, retired, medically retired, wounded or fallen service member (must be a service-related wound, illness, injury or death that took place after September 11, 2001)
  • are a dual service military spouse
  • are a divorced spouse, but ONLY if you receive 20/20/20 benefits or 20/20/15 benefits
  • are married when we ask for verification paperwork, usually a month after the applications close

Here’s who is not eligible:

  • Surviving spouses who are remarried, unless they are remarried to a service member
  • Children (Check the Defense Commissary Agency Military Children Scholarships at
  • Spouses of former service members, unless they are retired or medically-retired

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