Spouses of active-duty military personnel may not be fighting wars overseas, but they are fighting battles and overcoming unique struggles of their own on the home front. In honor of these devoted military spouses, University of Maryland University College is pleased to announce the newly created HSBC Military Spouse Scholarship.
This scholarship opportunity provides the chance for many spouses of service men and women to confidently take the next steps toward a successful and thriving future, for themselves and for their families, too.
“When we think of our military members, most times we initially think of those who are deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan,” says Anna Quilter, director of the Eastern Region for the Office of Military Partnerships. “But I think it’s important for us as community to take the time and show support for their spouses, as well. They too go through the ups and downs of living a military lifestyle, and it’s great that this scholarship will help to open the door for them to pursue higher education.”
A maximum financial benefit of up to $1,500 per semester is available for those who qualify and are selected.
Tiffany Winston, director of the Western Region for the Office of Military Partnerships, said the scholarship can help alleviate some of the anxiety military spouses face when first deciding to pursue higher education.
“Military spouses have enough stress to deal with on a daily basis. Trying to find funding for their education shouldn’t be one of them,” says Winston.
To view the eligibility criteria and learn more, visit the HSBC Military Spouse Scholarship page. Be sure to apply online before the July 13 deadline to be considered.