National Military Family Association to Award Hundreds of Thousands in Scholarships to Military Spouses

Share Article

Applications currently accepted from military spouses seeking funding for education, career, and business goals

We are pleased to see more military spouses investing in themselves with the help of the funding NMFA offers.

The National Military Family Association (NMFA), a nonprofit that works to strengthen military families, announced the opening of their scholarship application period. This application period runs from May 1-June 30, with a second round opening in the fall.

Spouses from all seven branches of the uniformed services are eligible to apply for degree funding, career advancement funding, or spouse-owned business funding.

Since the program’s inception in 2004, NMFA has awarded nearly $4 million in scholarships to more than 4,000 military spouses. The expansion of the Military Spouse Scholarship program has welcomed partner schools and colleges, vocational programs, fellowships, and career-focused funding opportunities from National Sponsors, Prudential, Corvias Foundation, and the Fisher House Foundation. Those partnerships provide everything from discounted tuition to full-ride scholarships.

“Military spouses go above and beyond in support of their loved ones,” said Joyce Wessel Raezer, NMFA’s Executive Director. “And for many, that means putting education, career, and business aspirations on hold while their military member serves our country. We are pleased to see more military spouses investing in themselves with the help of the funding NMFA offers.”

NMFA’s scholarship recipients can use their awards for a range of pursuits, including GEDs, all degree levels, licensure fees and exams, professional certifications, clinical supervision, continuing education, and most recently added, spouse-owned business expenses.

One scholarship recipient, a Navy Reserve spouse using her funding to pay for medical licensure exams, noted, “As a military spouse, we know obstacles are plenty, but the goal is to keep moving forward. Through the journey of obtaining licensure for my career, life becomes less difficult and dreams are made into reality.”

NMFA scholarships range from $500 to $2,500, depending on whether they’re for career advancement, degrees or businesses expenses.

Any spouse with a valid military ID is eligible to apply 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

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Visit website