The My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) Scholarship is a program that is designed for workforce development. MyCAA will provide eligible military spouses a maximum of $4,000 ($2,000 per fiscal year) in financial assistance. Military spouses must be pursuing or maintaining a licenses, certification, or associate’s degree (including continuing education courses) that are necessary to gain employment in an occupation or career field.
- Available to spouses of active duty Service members in pay grades E1-E5, W1-W2, and O1-O2;
- Awards are applied to tuition;
- Begin by registering for MyCAA here. Once you have created your account and selected Georgia Southern University as your school, send an email with MyCAA and your student ID in the subject line to Phil Gore at firstname.lastname@example.org to have your Education Training Plan created.
- Once you receive your award, please fill out the Third-Party Billing Contract to notify the Bursar’s Office that you will be receiving funds from an outside agency. WARNING: If you do not complete the Third-Party Billing Contract prior to the payment deadline, you will be dropped from your classes and you will have to re-register.
- Please Note: The My Career Advancement Account Scholarship is part of the Department of Defense Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO) program. The scholarship is administered by, and awarded through, the Military OneSource Spouse Career Center. Georgia Southern staff will provide you with the Education and Training Plan (ETP) and show you how to create a My Career Advancement Account, but please remember that MyCAA Scholarships are awarded to you from a third-party, and not from the University.
The Landings Military Family Relief Fund
The Landings Military Family Relief Fund was founded in 2007 by Jack Munroe, a Landings resident. Since that time, the fund has helped more than 3,600 individuals at Hunter Army Air Field and Fort Stewart.
- Available to spouses that have exhausted MyCAA benefits for the fiscal year;
- Awards are used to help fund costs not covered by financial aid.
- This Scholarship Fund will award a maximum of $2,000 annually for up to two years, for a total of $4,000 per student.
Please contact William Gammon at email@example.com for more information about this opportunity.
Georgia Southern Specific Military Scholarships
These scholarships are sponsored by Georgia Southern University. For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our team members will contact you shortly.
The Patriot Fund
The Patriot Fund was established in 2019 by an anonymous donor to be awarded to Army Soldiers using the Army IgnitED Tuition Assistance Program. The scholarship can provide up to two additional hours of tuition coverage, mandatory course fees, or book costs.
In order to be awarded support from the program, Georgia Southern has determined a list of the following criteria that must be met. This is to ensure that the Active-Duty Service members most in need are the first to receive it.
- Enrolled at Georgia Southern during fall, summer, or spring semester
- Have maxed out Tuition Assistance credit hours for the current fiscal year, or within 6 hours of maxing out of the benefit.
- Maintaining satisfactory academic progress in their program of study
Wounded Eagle Fund
The Wounded Eagle Fund was endowed by James H., Deborah B., and Jason F. Van Epps to support Wounded Warrior military veterans who are enrolled as students at Georgia Southern University.
This scholarship is to help provide financial support in the form of financial stipends toward the cost of books, fees or other educational costs not supported by the GI Bill. The scholarship is available to students currently serving or former members of any branch of the U.S. military service. In order to be awarded support from the program, Georgia Southern has determined a list of criteria that must be met. This is to ensure that the veterans most in need of our assistance are the first to receive it.
Recipients must be:
- Enrolled as full-time students during fall or spring semester
- A member of the Student Veteran Association
- Currently serving any branch or former members immediate family members (Spouse or Children) are also eligible.
- Maintaining a minimum of 3.0 GPA
Preference will be given to:
- A disabled veteran student
- A veteran student who is also a Purple Heart recipient
- A veteran student undergoing unforeseen demonstrated hardship
Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship
The Edith Nourse Rogers Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) Scholarship allows some eligible Veterans and dependents in high-demand fields to extend their Post-9/11 GI Bill or Fry Scholarship benefits. This scholarship can extend the benefits by up to 9 months, or $30,000 max.
Other Military Affiliated Scholarships
These scholarships require military affiliation – Active Duty (including Reserves and National Guard), Veterans, and their Dependents.
Military Affiliated Scholarships
Last updated: 7/21/2022