Army Education Benefits

What You Should Know About Army Spouse Education Benefits

The Army offers money for college to help spouses of soldiers complete their educational goals. These programs include:

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Colleges Offering Army ROTC Programs in 2015

The following colleges and universities offer Army ROTC or facilitate a local satellite ROTC unit for a host institution for 2015:

Alabama A&M University

Alcorn State University

Bowie State University

Central State University

Elizabeth City State University

Florida A&M University

Fort Valley State University

Grambling State University

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Applying to the Army Women's Legacy Foundation Scholarship? Take Note of Changes!

The Army Women's Foundation Legacy Scholarship program provides financial support for the educational goals of Army women and their children in certificate programs, community college coursework, undergraduate degrees, and graduate degrees. All coursework must be completed at accredited institutions. Scholarships are based on merit, academic potential, community service, letters of recommendation, and need.

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Take Advantage of Georgia Tech's Veteran's Education Training and Transition Program

Georgia Tech's new Veteran's Education Training and Transition Program offers active duty service members and veterans four weeks of no-cost training that translates military values into successful civilian careers.

One of the first programs of its kind, the program offers customized content provided by employers, along with three weeks of hands-on experience in corporate-sponsored internships.
For more information about the program, visit the program page.

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Changes on Tap for NCO 2020 Program

One of the most extensive polling efforts in the Army's history, the online NCO 2020 survey gathered responses from 400,000 soldiers with opinions about the redesign of the NCO Education System. The results of the poll are calling for several big changes to the program, with pilot evaluations on tap for the following:

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New Subject Matter Expert Program for Army Medical Department

In August 2014, over 50 enlisted Soldiers, spanning the ranks of staff sergeant to sergeant major, attended the newly established and revitalized subject-matter expert, or SME, training session. Upon completion, all Soldiers received certificates of training and letters appointing each as the Army Medical Department, or AMEDD, SME to the Army Medical Command sergeant major and surgeon general for their respective military occupational specialties, or MOS, and/or additional skill identifiers, ASI.

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Soldier-Mentors Support Students at U.S. All-American Bowl

The new year brought with it the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on January 3, bringing together the nation's top high school football players and musicians, and offering soldiers the opportunity to serve as mentors.

The U.S. Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) sent 10 of the 23 soldier-mentors to the event, where community outreach and fun competitive events enabled the mentors to show the students more about the many opportunities available to them through the Army.

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Job Outlook: Careers in Computers and Information Technology

A career in the technology field can be rewarding and lucrative, and information technology careers also have the added advantage of being plentiful. Nearly every company or business employs workers skilled in various areas of computers and information technology, from systems administrators to database professionals, to graphic designers and web developers. Working with computers demands high attention to detail and a foundation in mathematical and analytical skills.

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Job Outlook: Careers In Criminal Justice

A career in Criminal Justice can be rewarding and exciting to be sure -- but the actual experience may be far from the jobs portrayed on television shows like CSI and major Hollywood films. While popular culture has given careers in Criminal Justice a neon glow and allure, the jobs themselves may not have the glamour of the big screen, but they do have the gratification of providing a highly specialized skill set to serve the criminal justice system, which may be very rewarding for job seekers.

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Applying for Financial Aid: A Primer

Even if you are eligible to get money for college from an Army program such as the Military G.I. Bill, an ROTC scholarship, or other Tuition Assistance (TA) program, applying for federal financial aid is a must for any incoming college freshman.

One of the first steps you need to take is to fill out the FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid (apply online at

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