National Military Family Association Expands Program to Fund Spouse-Owned Businesses

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Application for NMFA Military Spouse Scholarship, Career, and Business Funding Now Open

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We’re dedicated to supporting military spouses and their families push through to the finish line

The National Military Family Association (NMFA), a nonprofit that works to strengthen military families, is accepting applications through June 30th for its military spouse scholarship, career, and business funding program.

As the largest military spouse scholarship and professional-funds program, NMFA has awarded more than $4 million to thousands of military spouses since 2004. Awards range from $500 to $2,500, and can be used for a range of pursuits including:

  •     High school equivalency,
  •     All degree levels,
  •     Certification programs,
  •     Licensure fees and exams,
  •     Professional courses, exams, and classes,
  •     Continuing education credits,
  •     Clinical supervision required for mental health profession licensure,
  •     Spouse-owned business and non-profit expenses

“Military life places unique demands on spouses pursuing educations, careers, and building their own businesses,” said Joyce Wessel Raezer, Executive Director of NMFA. “We recognize those challenges, and we adapt our program each year to help eliminate them. We’re dedicated to supporting military spouses and their families push through to the finish line.”

One recent scholarship applicant notes, “I am very excited and anxious to get back to my education after delaying it for military moves and to have my first child. As a military spouse, I support and help my husband achieve his career goals, and now I hope to check some of my own goals off my list!”

Applicants must apply online by midnight June 30, 2017. Military spouses from all branches, ranks, and components are encouraged to apply. Any military spouse with a valid military ID is eligible to apply. Apply now!

This scholarship program is made possible through partnerships with Fisher House Foundation, Prudential Financial, Samsung Electronics, and Lockheed Martin. In addition, Northrop Grumman Foundation, United Concordia Dental, and Corvias Group lend generous support.

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, 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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