Military Spouse Scholarship is pleased to offer a $500 scholarship for a military spouse pursuing any bachelor's degree program! Read on for full requirements and deadlines for applying to receive this award.

Award Description

A $500 academic award will be given to the spouse of a military member, either in active duty or a veteran. The spouse must be pursuing a bachelor's degree, and all areas of study will be considered.

General Scholarship Information

Scholarship Amount: $500

One Scholarship Awarded Annually

Application Deadline: May 1, 2023

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Selection & Eligibility Criteria

Selection will be based on academic history and extracurricular activities. Financial need will not be considered.

  • Applicants should be pursuing a bachelor's degree from an accredited school.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent U.S. Resident.
  • Must be married to a military service member and be willing to provide the name and arm of service of spouse.
  • Must be enrolled (or accepted) in an accredited college or university and planning on continuing the next year.
  • Graduating high school seniors who meet the above-mentioned criteria may apply.
  • Must have a minimum of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours still to be completed.
  • Must consent to provide a digital photograph of self and quote for display on if notified as the award winner by the selection committee.

1. How does this scholarship from help you further your education and ultimately reach your career goals?

This scholarship will assist in tuition for the summer semester, which is my 2nd to last before graduating with my Bachelor of Science in nursing. I have been to two different nursing schools because of moving with the military, so it is very exciting to see the end is near! My career goal is to work with oncology patients and eventually return to school for a graduate degree in advanced practice nursing.

2. How did you hear about our scholarship?

I heard about this scholarship via my school’s website!

3. Which university do you plan to attend or currently attend?

I currently attend the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC.

Sarah Lipp
2022 Recipient of the Military Spouse Scholarship
Studying Nursing

Scholarship Details


The winner will be notified following the deadline and the award will be sent directly to the recipient by check to the permanent mailing address noted in the application.

Academic award winners who accumulate more than $600.00 in prizes over a one-year period will be issued an IRS form 1099 (or the equivalent). This will require contest winners to provide with certain personal information prior to receipt of their winnings.

Academic Award Provider

The academic award is provided by The application process is completely online. Read the scholarship terms and conditions.

Degree & Career Information for Military Members

Serving in the military is an honorable profession, whether it is a stepping stone to future careers, such as nursing, or a permanent calling. Many active service members and veterans see the value of a higher education, and the percentage of those in the military with degrees continues to increase each year. Not only are there are unique challenges that members of the military face as they begin their journey to a higher education, but military spouses face them too. Many are older than the traditional age range of college students, and many others have children and families to support. However, having a military background provides skills and experience that translate well to success in college. For military members, veterans, and spouses looking to earn their degree, finding the right college information for military members can help you navigate this path can be helpful.

There are many resources available for military members, veterans, and spouses getting started with their degree, including finding assistance in understanding your military benefits, understanding ways to pay for college, and finding the right program for your career goals. Most schools offer a variety of in-person and online degree programs for increased flexibility and ease. Earning a degree can be expensive, so it's important to take advantage of the many scholarships for military veterans available to help you pay for school. There are even scholarships to help members of military families, including spouses and children. Another way to help make a college degree more affordable is making use of CLEP exams to earn college credits.

To find support along the way, it can be useful to join campus - and community-based veteran groups. These organizations can help you find mentors and peers to provide you with helpful advice, information, and connections. There are groups for active military members, veterans, military spouses, and military children. There is also online academic support available that can be helpful when returning to education where experts can help you with specific problems, for example physics tutors, math tutors and business tutors.