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Learn More About MyCAA Military Spouse Education Funding

Here’s a short video that introduces MyCAA scholarships for military spouses, which can provide up to $4,000 to cover a license, certificate, or associate’s degree.

Eligibility requirements: “Spouses of service members on active duty in pay grades E-1 to E-5, W-1 to W-2 and O-1 to O-2 who can start and complete their coursework while their military sponsor is on Title 10 military orders, including spouses married to members of the National Guard and reserve component in these same pay grades.” (Source: MyCAA Factsheet)

Find eligible programs and apply for financial assistance at the official MyCAA website.

V-WISE: Entrepreneurship Program for MilSpouses & Female Vets

V-WISE LogoInterested in starting your own business? The Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University offers a program in entrepreneurship for military spouses and female veterans called V-WISE, Women Veterans Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship.

*In order to be eligible as a MilSpouse, you must be the spouse/partner of a Veteran Business Owner.

The program consists of 3 phases:

  1. 15-day online course
  2. 3-day conference — one is coming up in August in Seattle, with another scheduled for November in Denver
  3. Receipt of comprehensive small business resources

It costs $75 to register. To learn more visit the V-WISE website.

FREE Mom Mastery (Online) Summit – Starts Tomorrow!

Mom Mastery SummitA FREE 4-day Mom Mastery Summit starts tomorrow, April 12 and goes through April 15. More than 2 dozen workshops are sheduled with some great folks that include:

  • Crystal Paine a.k.a. MoneySavingMom
  • Tosca Reno — the “Eat Clean” fitness model and author
  • The Duggars of “19 Kids and Counting”
  • Gary Chapman, author of “The Five Love Languages”

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Portable Career Spotlight: Fitness Instructor

Looking for a career that you can take with you throughout that many moves Uncle Sam will send you and your family on? One possibility: group fitness instructor or personal trainer.

There’s a great post over at MoneySavingMom, Earn While You Burn: 5 Benefits of Being an Exercise Instructor, that lists some of the pros and some tips for getting started.

You’ll need to get certified, but if you’re eligible for a MyCAA Scholarship, you can get your certification paid for.

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Pat Tillman Foundation Scholarship — Deadline February 15

Pat Tillman Foundation

Active duty servicemembers, veterans, and spouses can apply to be a Tillman Military Scholar. Scholars receive benefits that include:

  • Scholarships averaging about $11,000/year for undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate school
  • Invitation to a leadership summit
  • Invitations to partner organization conferences
  • Networking and internship opportunities

Requirements include maintaining full-time student status and minimum 3.0 GPA.

DEADLINE: February 15, 2013

Visit the Tillman Military Scholar site to learn more.

AER Spouse Education Assistance Program Scholarships – Deadline May 1st

aerThe application period is now open for the Army Emergency Relief’s Spouse Education Assistance Program Scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic year. The deadline is May 1st.

The Spouse Education Assistance Program is a need-based scholarship program established to assist spouses of Army Soldiers in obtaining a 4-year undergraduate degree. Applicants must apply each year and may receive assistance for up to four academic years.

To learn more, visit the Army Emergency Relief website.

NMFA Military Spouse Scholarships – Deadline January 31st

nmfa-logo-croppedThe National Military Family Association (NMFA) offers academic scholarships to spouses of all Uniformed Service members through their Joanne Holbrook Patton Military Spouse Scholarship Program. In The deadline for 2013 scholarships is January 31st. Applications must be submitted online.

Scholarships may be used towards tuition, fees, and school room and board for GED, ESL, vocational training, professional certification, post-secondary school or graduate school.

To learn more, visit the NMFA website.