Assistance for higher education and professional certifications.
Spouse Education Assistance Program
The Spouse Education Assistance Program is a need-based scholarship program established to assist Army Spouses in obtaining an undergraduate degree or similar professional certification. Applicants may receive assistance for up to four academic years of full-time study or eight academic years of part-time study. Applicants must re-apply each year. Spouses may apply year-round. There is no deadline to apply.Apply
MG James Ursano Scholarship Program for Children
The MG James Ursano Scholarship Program is a need-based scholarship program established to assist children of Army Soldiers in obtaining their first undergraduate degree. Applicants must reapply each year and may receive assistance for up to four academic years as long as they meet the eligibility criteria explained in the documents on the info page.Apply
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible for AER scholarships?
Spouses and children of Soldiers (active or retired) or active on Title 10 Orders for the entire academic year are eligible to apply for our scholarship programs.
Are scholarship awards the same every year?
Scholarship awards vary each year based on the total number of applicants in each program and budget amount allotted to the scholarship program.
How are scholarship funds distributed?
If you are awarded a scholarship, the scholarship funds are mailed directly to the school indicated on your scholarship agreement. Half of your award is mailed prior to each fall and spring semester. If you are awarded summer funds, the check will be mailed to the school prior to the start of the term. The funds may be used for tuition, fees, books, and supplies. For recipients of the children’s scholarship program, funds may also be used for room and board expenses.