29 Jun '12, 2am

#USArmy spouses were recently awarded $2.2 million in scholarships #milspouse #milfam

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Army News Service, June 18, 2012) --- Army Emergency Relief announced the award of 757 scholarships totaling $2.2 million for spouses of active duty and retired Soldiers. Army Emergency Relief, known as AER, received 767 applications for the Spouse Scholarship Program and was able to award 757 scholarships. The scholarships are awarded based on financial need, and the size of each award varies. This year the average award was $3,205. Earlier this year AER announced the consolidation of its spouse scholarship programs. Previously, there were separate programs for spouses depending on whether they were located in the United States or overseas. "The consolidation of the two spouse scholarship programs simplified the application process, as well as allowed all spouses to qualify for part-time attendance," said Diann Evans, manager for AER's scholarship program...

Full article: http://www.army.mil/article/82008/Army_spouses_awarded__2...

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