The deadline for the Ursano Scholarship for Military Children is APRIL 1.

A message from the 40th Army Chief of Staff

Official Nonprofit of the U.S. Army

Soldiers Helping Soldiers Since 1942

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AER’s Mission

To provide grants, interest-free loans and scholarships to promote readiness and help relieve financial distress of Soldiers and their Families.

Financial Frontline

Financial Frontline

Soldiers with AER loans who are eligible and fulfill the requirements can gain credit toward their loans by:

  • Reviewing and completing the financial training videos on the Army G-9 website within 90 days of the loan creation date;
  • Scoring an 80 or higher in the first three attempts on the test in AER’s Loan Portal.

Specialists/corporals and below can receive up to $500 and sergeants and above can receive up to $250 on their current loan balances. Credits will not exceed the current balance of the loan.

Go to the Army G-9 website
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From the Chairman

“Army Emergency Relief has always been an important tool for commanders. In my nearly 40 years of service, I repeatedly witnessed the impact Army leaders had on their Soldiers’ lives by sending them to their AER office for financial assistance.

AER provided $65 million in loans, grants and scholarships to almost 31,000 Soldiers and Families in 2022. This incredible amount of assistance was possible due to the support of our generous donors. Since our founding in 1942, this organization has relied on the camaraderie and generosity that exists between our men and women in uniform.”

—Retired Gen. John F. Campbell, AER Chairman

  • 4 Million

    Soldiers assisted since 1942
  • $2 Billion

    Assistance provided since 1942
  • $1 Billion

    Assistance provided since 9/11