AER's Spouse Education Assistance Program has been renamed as The Mrs. Patty Shinseki Spouse Scholarship Program. This change is in honor of Mrs. Patty Shinseki, an Army Spouse for over 50 years, a devoted volunteer in schools and communities, a strong supporter of Spouse education and other military Family programs, and a recently retired member of the AER Board of Managers.
This scholarship program is a need-based scholarship program established to assist Spouses of Army Soldiers in obtaining an undergraduate degree. Applicants may receive assistance for up to four academic years of full-time study or eight academic years of part-time study, but must re-apply each year. Spouses may apply year-round. There is not a deadline date to apply.
The award amounts vary each year based on the number of applicants, total approved scholarship budget, the applicant's Expected Family Contribution (EFC) reported on the Student Aid Report (SAR) from the FAFSA, and the average Cost of Attendance to attend a college or university in the United States as provided by the College Board. For the 2018-2019 academic year, the Spouse awards range from $500 to $2,200.
Click on the link below to apply for the Mrs. Patty Shinseki Spouse Scholarship Program for the 2019-2020 academic year. We will begin accepting applications for the 2020-2021 academic year on 1 April 2020.