In the same ironic fashion that I mention Alanis Morissette’s hit ‘Ironic’ 20 years too late, military spouse scholarships always seems to evade us until after we need them. With ever-rising school costs, finding free money to offset school bills is better than eating chocolate cake on a Sunday afternoon.
There are many scholarship opportunities out there but even more importantly, there are many military spouse scholarships out there that you are eligible for simply because you are a military spouse! What an easy way to cut down the competition! However, you still need to make sure that you are applying to the right ones.
Here are a few simple ways to find and get scholarships when you need them:
1. Make it a priority
It takes time to find military spouse scholarships. Many times scholarships are only awarded once a year. Carve out time to research early so you have time to prepare a strong package and don’t miss a deadline. Many people miss out on scholarship money simply because they weren’t paying attention or were too caught up in military life.