Army Now Taking Emergency Relief Scholarship Applications

Army Emergency Relief (AER) is now accepting applications through May 1, 2016. AER supports both the Spouse Scholarship Program, as well as the Maj. General James Ursano Scholarship Program for dependent children. Scholarship specifics and applications are available on AER's website:

Spouse Scholarships can be used for full- or part-time students while the Ursano Scholarship is only for full-time students.

Last year AER awarded 4,245 scholarships, totaling more than $9 million for spouses and children of Soldiers.

Applications for the 2016-2017 school year must be submitted online no later than May 1. This includes the application as well as the supporting documents. Most students will need to provide transcripts (through the fall semester), along with a Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The sponsoring Soldier's Leave and Earnings Statement (LES) should also be submitted for active duty soldiers.

For more information, view the full Army Press Release.

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