Scholarships for Military Spouses

Scholarship Name Scholarship Description

AFAS Merit Scholarship

Each year, Air Force Aid Society awards a minimum of 10 Merit Scholarships. These $5,000 scholarships are available to dependent children and spouses of active duty and retired Airmen who demonstrate outstanding academic potential based on GPA.

Air Force Aid Society General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program

The General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant program, also known as the Hap Arnold Grant, is the centerpiece of AFAS education support. The application process for the Arnold Education Grant serves as the platform for other key education support opportunities at the Society.
The Hap Arnold Grant is competitive in its needs-based selection criteria and is uniquely tailored to recognize the proper weighing of family income and education costs.
Grants ranging from $500 to $4,000 are awarded to eligible Air Force dependents each year. The specific amount awarded correlates to a student’s particular level of financial need.
AFAS education support and air force reserve tuition assistance is available to dependent sons and daughters of active duty, Title 10 Reservists on extended active duty, Title 32 Guard performing full-time active duty, retired, retired Reserve and deceased Air Force members, as well as spouses of active duty and Title 10 Reservists, and widows/widowers. 
Deadline 30 April.

Air Force Officers’ Wives Club of Washington DC

1. High School Seniors, Current College
Student or Spouse.
They are also offering a separate scholarship for students majoring in Science, Engineering, Technology or Math (STEM) through a generous $15,000 donation from Lockheed Martin. Deadline 1 March.

Anchor Scholarship

The Anchor Scholarship Foundation provides scholarships to eligible family members (children and spouses) of active duty, retired or honorably discharged Surface Navy personnel.
Anchor Scholarships MUST be applied to tuition and tuition related expenses only.   Dependent children must be pursuing a 4-year degree (BA or BS) at a
4-year college or university in the United States. Dependent spouses may be pursuing an Associates, BA or BS at a
2 or 4-year college or university in the
United States.  Deadline 1 March.

CCME Scholarship

The Council of College and Military Educators (CCME) is pleased to offer $1000 scholarships each year to United States Service members (active duty/veterans) and spouses of Service members who are working towards the completion of higher education degrees.
The CCME scholarship eligibility requirements and application process were available July 1, – November 1.
Winners were notified via email in January of the following year.

Chief Petty officer Scholarship Fund

For qualified family members of Chief Petty Officers including spouses and children (natural born, adopted or stepchildren).
Deadline 31 March.

Folds of Honor Foundation

Folds of Honor Foundation (FHF) provides post-secondary educational scholarships to the spouses and children of Service Members disabled or killed as a result of
their military service to our great nation. Can be applied to schooling now or held by
Folds of Honor on behalf of young children until needed at the time of enrollment. Application submitted between 1 January and 31 March.

Hope for the Warriors Program

Scholarships aid in continued education at a reputable, accredited university, college, or trade school for spouses/caregivers as they assume critical roles in the financial well- being of their Families.

Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA)

The My Career Advancement Account Scholarship is a workforce development program that provides up to $4,000 of tuition assistance to eligible military spouses. The scholarship assists military spouses in pursuing licenses, certificates, certifications or associate degrees necessary to gain employment in high-demand, high-growth portable career fields and occupations. Spouses may use their My Career Advancement Account Scholarship funds at any academic institution approved for participation in the scholarship.

Military Spouse Fellowship
Program for Financial Counseling

FINRA Investor Education Foundation’s Military Spouse Fellowship gives spouses the training they need to earn the Accredited Financial Counselor® (AFC®) designation, which gives them marketable job skills and provides them with the knowledge and tools they need to help military Families overcome financial challenges.

National Military Family Association Military Spouse Scholarship Program

NMFA awards can be used for a variety of educational and employment pursuits. Scholarship funds on average are $1,000 and can be used towards degrees, certifications, licensure, clinical supervision for mental health licensure, CEUs, business expenses and more! Any spouse eligible to hold a valid military ID is eligible. 

Thanks USA Scholarship

Accessible to all dependent children, age 24 and under, and all spouses of Active-Duty U.S. military Service Members are eligible to apply for scholarships.
Deadline 15 May.




Contact Information

Kelly Kirkpatrick

O: 620-820-1147
Location: Military Lounge, Student Success Center
Veterans Crisis Line
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