Military Spouse Scholarship Program

Goal: $ 25000

No of Donation: 10

 

 

Goal: $ 25000
Amount Raised: $ 290
Remaining : $ 24710
No of Donation : 10
Category : Education
Url : http://www.militaryfamily.org
Contact Number : 703-931-6632
Address : 3601 Eisenhower Ave
State : Alexandria
City : VA
Country : US
Zipcode : 22304

Challenge

Research shows that military spouses rank behind their civilian counterparts in education and employment opportunities and therefore are less able to contribute to the family's financial well being. This is due, in large part, to the many personal employment or academic sacrifices military spouses make to support service members' military career demands. Wartime realities increase the importance and difficulties of military spouse education.

Solution

To fight for benefits and programs that strengthen and protect Uniformed Services families and reflect the Nation's respect for their service.
The mission of the Joanne Holbrook Patton Military Spouse Scholarship program is to help prepare military spouses for meaningful employment and to better contribute to their family's financial security.

Long-Term Impact

We have upwards of 10,000 applicants during an 8-week period each year, and award hundreds of scholarships. To date, we have distributed more than $3 million through the program. Military spouses require increased educational opportunities to help prepare for "the unthinkable." In the event that the service member has been wounded, a better education can allow a spouse to rebuild their family, and pursue careers best suited to supporting them long term.

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