Free Money!

Did I get your attention? Good.

We all know how difficult it can be to go to college. More difficult when you are a military spouse. Money can be tight. Logistics (when do they offer classes? who will watch the kids? when will I have time to study?) can be difficult to navigate.

Sending a child to college isn't much easier. The logistics aren't as big of a deal but the money still is.

Now comes the "free money" part.

The National Military Spouse Association offers the Joanne Holbrook Patton Military Spouse scholarship and applications will be available beginning January 15, 2008.

TheNational Military Family Association's Joanne Holbrook Patton MilitarySpouse Scholarships are awarded to spouses of Uniformed Servicesmembers (active duty, National Guard and Reserve, retirees, andsurvivors) to obtain professional certification or to attend postsecondary or graduate school. Scholarships range in amount from $500to $1,000.00, and the number awarded each year varies depending onfunding. Scholarship funds may be used for tuition, fees, and schoolroom and board. 

Scholarshipselection is based on your completion of some survey questions thatwill help NMFA advocate for education changes on your behalf,short-answer questions, and an essay question that will help us get toknow you better.

In addition, DeCA is offering its Scholarship Program for Military Children .

A minimum of one $1500 scholarship will be awarded at every commissarylocation where qualified applications are received. More than onescholarship per commissary may be available based on response andfunding. The scholarship provides for payment of tuition, books, labfees and other related expenses.

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