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Army Emergency Relief Scholarship Programs

Army Emergency Relief Scholarship Programs
Army Emergency Relief Scholarship Programs offer two scholarships to help both children and spouses of soldiers, retired soldiers and deployed reserve members earn a college degree. Eligible students must be attending college for the first time.

The MG James Ursano Scholarship Program is for unmarried, dependent children of soldiers on active duty, retired, or deceased. Students must attend an accredited college or university and maintain a grade point average of 2.0 or above. To be eligible, students must plan to enroll in a four-year institution.

The Spouse Education Assistance Program awards scholarships for spouses of Army soldiers and is based on financial need. The scholarship is renewable each year to cover up to four years of college. Applicants must be pursuing a four-year undergraduate degree. They can be enrolled either part-time or full-time at an accredited four-year college or university. A grade point average of 2.0 or above is required.

The scholarships are funded by Army Emergency Relief (AER), founded in 1942 as a non-profit organization dedicated to "Helping the Army Take Care of its Own." Support is provided in the way of financial assistance to soldiers, retirees, and their families. Each year, more than 2,000 children and over 700 spouses receive scholarship funding through the Army Emergency Relief Scholarship Program.

The deadline for this scholarship is usually in MAY of each year, and the award amount is usually $2,000 - $3,000.

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