Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Operation Homefront’s Military Spouse Scholarship Program!!

This scholarship award is offered to spouses of uniformed service members to attend a four-year college or university, graduate school, accredited trade school, certificate program, vocational school or community college. Thirty seven scholarships are currently being offered, totaling $100,000. The winner of the grand prize scholarship will receive $10,000; two first-place award winners will receive $7,500; four second-place award winners will receive $5,000; 10 third-place award winners will receive $2,500; and 20 runners up will each receive $1,500. The scholarship funds may be used to assist with tuition, fees and books and will be paid directly to the educational institution

Am I eligible?
-You must be a legal spouse of a military member currently serving on active duty, whether active duty, Reserve or a member of the United States National Guard (Members of the Reserves or National Guard are considered the same as active duty as long as they have served at least 180 combined days of full time military duty since January 1, 2007).
-You must be accepted by an educational institution or expect to be accepted by the same.
-You must utilize funds at an accredited trade school, certificate program, vocational school, university or college within 24 months of receiving the award. All funds will be paid directly to the educational institution by Operation Homefront upon verification of enrollment and eligibility status. If you are enrolled in an accredited institution at the end of the 24th month and have not fully utilized the award, you may continue to utilize the remaining balance provided the recipient continuously remains enrolled in at least three semester units of course study as defined by the educational institution.


Click here for more information about the scholarship and/or to complete an application.