Yearly Scholarships for Veterans, Spouses and Dependents

The Army Emergency Relief (AER) - Mrs. Patty Shinseki Spouse Scholarship Program

Established to assist Spouses of Army Soldiers in obtaining their undergraduate degree. Applicants must apply each year and may receive assistance for up to four academic years of full-time study or eight academic years of part-time study if they meet the eligibility criteria explained below.

The award amounts vary each year based on the number of applicants, total approved scholarship budget, the applicant's Expected Family Contribution (EFC) reported on the Student Aid Report (SAR) from the FAFSA, and the average Cost of Attendance to attend a college or university in the United States as provided by the College Board. For the 2019-2020 academic year, the Spouse awards range from $500 to $2,200.

There is no deadline to apply for a Spouse scholarship.

Applications may be submitted at any time and will be processed within two weeks of the submission date. Notices will be emailed to all applicants after the application has been reviewed.


To qualify and apply for The American Legion Legacy Scholarship, you must be able to answer YES to the following 3 questions.

  1. Are you currently a high school senior and/or accepted at or attending an institution of higher education?
  2. Is your institution of higher education a nonprofit and regionally-accredited institution? (If you are unsure, contact your institution's admission office. Regional accreditation applies to the whole school, not a program.)
  3. Does at least one of the following statements apply to you?

a. A legal parent of mine died while serving on active duty, U.S. military service on or after September 11, 2001. (Does not have to be a death out-of-country or in combat.)
b. A legal parent of mine is a Post-9/11 veteran of the U.S. military, who has been given a disability rating of 50% or higher by the Veterans Administration.

DEADLINE: no deadline given            


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.

DEADLINE: Open all year round, awarded on a quarterly basis

The FINRA Foundation Military Spouse Fellowship

The FINRA Foundation Military Spouse Fellowship program provides military spouses the opportunity to earn the AFC® (Accredited Financial Counselor®) certification-while providing financial counseling and education to the military community. The fellowship covers the costs associated with completing the AFC® training and testing.

DEADLINE:  extended to June 1, 2020