Army Emergency Relief (AER) offers two scholarships: the Spouse Scholarship Program and the Major General James Ursano Scholarship Fund for Dependent Children.
The Spouse Education Assistance Program is available to spouses of an active duty or retired Soldier, or widow(er) of a Soldier who died either on active duty or in retired status. Applicant may be either a full time or part time student. The scholarship is only to obtain your first undergraduate degree and Active Duty military personnel are not eligible.
The Major General James Ursano Scholarship Fund for Dependent Children. The applicant must be the dependent of a Soldier on federal active duty, a retiree, or the dependent of a deceased active or retired Soldier. The applicant must be registered in DEERS, be under the age of 23 and unmarried for the entire academic year. Additionally, dependent must be a full time undergraduate student for the entire academic year at a school accredited by the U.S. Department of Education and must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale.
To be considered for a scholarship, application must be submitted online and on time, and all required documents must be received by the established deadline dates to be considered. The application is available on the AER website at www.aerhq.org.
Scholarship application timeline:
First week of January – applications are available on the AER website: aerhq.org
1 May – Application and all supporting documents are due to AERHQ.
May-June – Award Letters and Scholarship Agreements are provided to those applicants receiving scholarships.
1 July – Scholarship Agreements must b completed on the AER website.
July & December Checks are sent to college or university indicated on the Scholarship Agreement.
The majority of students who successfully meet the deadline dates receive a scholarship. Also please note that academic achievements and individual accomplishments may be considered.
For further information, please contact Andrew Lucht, Army Emergency Relief Officer at 678-1337 or Andrew.firstname.lastname@example.org.