Following is a list of potential sources of financial aid for spouses and family members of servicemembers. It was compiled by the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education.For a complete list, check

Military.Com Scholarship Finder for military families

Air Force Aid Society Education Grant

The General Henry H. Arnold Education Grants Program

Spouses (stateside) of active duty members and Title 10 AGR.Reservists and surviving spouses of deceased personnel

Air Force Association Spouse Scholarship

For a spouse of Air Force active duty, Air Guard or Air Reserve

Armed Forces Communications & Electronic Assoc. Ed. Foundation

General Emmett Paige Scholarships

Persons on active duty or veterans and either’s spouses

703-631-6149 or 800-336-4583 x 6149 or

Army Emergency Relief Spouse Ed. Assistance Program

Only for dependent spouses of active-duty soldiers assigned to Korea, Japan or Okinawa or Europe

Army Emergency Relief200 Stovall St.Alexandria, VA 22332703-428-0000; Toll Free: 866-878-6378; DSN: 328-0000

Coast Guard Mutual Assistance


Fleet Reserve Association

For dependents of members only. Members can be active duty, Reserve, or retired personnel of Navy, Marine Corps or Coast Guard

FRA Scholarship Program125 N. West St.Alexandria, VA 22314-2754800-FRA-1924

Folds of Honor Foundation Scholarships

Folds of Honor Foundation is a legacy foundation designed to provide scholarships for dependents and spouses of service members that have been killed or disabled as a result of their military service.

Joanne Holbrook Patton Military Spouse Scholarship

Falls under National Military Family Organization.

Ladies Auxiliary of the FRA Scholarship

LA FRA National Headquarters56 Harvard St.Medford, MA 02155781-396-4859

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Education Programs

NMCRS Education Division801 N. Randolph St. Suite 1228Arlington, VA 22203-1978703-696-4960 or DSN: 426-4960

Non-Commissioned Officers Association Scholarship Grant

For spouses of members of NCOA

NCOA Scholarship Fund, Inc.P. O Box 33610San Antonio, TX 78265-3610210-653-6161

Scholarships for Severely Injured Service Members and Their Dependents

Surface Navy Association

Awards scholarships to members of the Surface Navy Association, their spouses, or children working toward their first undergraduate degree.

Surface Navy Association2550 Huntington Ave.Suite 202Alexandria, VA 22303800-NAVY-SNA


Spouses of military personnel can apply for one of nearly 1,000 scholarships of up to $5,000 each for college, vocational and technical schools.


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