Army Education Benefits

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

Now two years in practice, the Army's Skills-Based Training (SBT) program, used at the Ordnance School in Fort Lee, VA, is beginning to gain acceptance and support, according to a recent official Army press release.

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Army Women's Foundation Soon to Announce Legacy Scholarship Winners

Headquartered in Fort Lee, Virginia, the Army Women's Foundation recognizes and honors the service of women in the Army and supports the Army Women's Museum at Fort Lee. The Foundation's Legacy Scholarship Program offers financial support to Army women and some family members in these areas:

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Budget Cuts Threaten ROTC Program, Stiffen Competition

Last month Chuck Hagel, U.S. Secretary of Defense, made public the Pentagon's proposal to reduce the size of the active duty Army by about 15 percent. This would lower the number of active duty soldiers from about 522,000 to somewhere between 440,000 and 450,000 -- making the U.S. Army the smallest its been since before WWII.

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Army Creating New Training Opportunities for Civilians

Leadership opportunities for Army civilians are now more readily available, thanks to a more effective roadmap for advancements and new assignments, according to a recent official press release from the U.S. Army.

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Army Robotics Program Supports STEM Education

In December, four engineers in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Huntington District participated in a regional First Lego League tournament designed to promote STEM education (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and help to invigorate a new generation of STEM professionals.

One of the military family teams, going by team name "Team Lego Raiders" earned first place in the winter competition, which took place at Ashland Community and Technical College in Ashland, KY.

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Army Emergency Relief Scholarship Program Applications Now Open

As of January, the Army Emergency Relief scholarship program is accepting applications for the 2014-15 school year. Now awarded solely on the basis of financial need, the program handed out 4,629 scholarships last year, totaling more than $10 million to spouses and children of Army soldiers.

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