Benefits Blog

Scholarship Spotlight: Fisher House Foundation Scholarships

  • Scholarships for dependents and children of U.S. Army soldiers are available through the Fisher House Foundation.

    Heroes' Legacy Scholarships
    $1,500 scholarships are available to children of active duty, Reserve, Guard, retired, and fallen U.S. Military service members, specifically those who have died or become disabled in battle since September 11, 2001. Those applying for scholarships must be unmarried, under 23 years of age and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

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What You Should Know About the Army College Loan Repayment Program

  • A special enlistment incentive offered to qualified applicants, the Army College Loan Repayment Program pays one-third of qualifying student loans for each year of full-time duty served. The program will contribute up to $65,000 toward eligible loans for enrolled active-duty Soldiers, with some funds also available to the National Guard and the Reserve. This student loan assistance can be a significant benefit for qualifying Soldiers.

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Army Promotes STEM Careers at National Society of Black Engineers Convention

  • College students at the 40th annual National Society of Black Engineers Convention in Nashville, TN last month had the opportunity to meet with U.S. Army representatives from the Army Corps of Engineers, West Point Military Academy, ROTC, and Army recruiters -- all with the goals of discussing Army career opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) subjects.

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New Army Training Program Enhances Skills in Cyber Defense

  • Earlier this month, Fort Belvoir (Va.) hosted a Cyber - Digital Master Gunnar Solution Course for invited soldiers and network professionals from U.S. Army Cyber Command and the 1st Information Operations Command. The three-week pilot program was developed by the U.S. Army Communications - Electronics Command's Field Support Branch, and provides participants with hands-on training in the fields of offensive and defensive network activity -- areas that are becoming increasingly important as the government increases diligence over hacking and enemy vulnerabilities.

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Boosting Critical Thinking Goal Behind New Army Instructional Methods