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Scholarships available for spouses of wounded or fallen servicemembers

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- The National Military Family Association is now accepting applications for its Joanne Holbrook Patton Military Spouse Scholarship Program for spouses of wounded or fallen servicemembers.

Scholarships are awarded to military spouses to obtain professional certification or to attend post secondary or graduate school. Thanks to a partnership with the Fisher House Foundation, Folds of Honor Foundation and BAE Systems, the Association is able to provide scholarships to a larger number of deserving military spouses.

Applications will only be accepted online at and must be submitted by midnight Jan. 31. Spouses of uniformed servicemembers (active duty, National Guard and Reserve, retirees, and survivors) of any branch or rank are eligible to apply. The scholarship funds may be used to assist with tuition, fees, and school room and board.

Family dynamics change and often the spouse becomes the primary wage earner for the family. This scholarship fund was created to help spouses support their family by completing their career and educational goals.

Additional military spouse education resources and information is available on the Assocation's Web site. The Web site also features sections especially for spouses of wounded servicemembers and surviving spouses.