Army Emergency Relief Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

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Military families don’t need extraordinary acts of thanks -- just a helping hand. U.S. Army MWR photo
Military families don’t need extraordinary acts of thanks -- just a helping hand. U.S. Army MWR photo

Army Emergency Relief, or AER, has announced the opening of its scholarship application period. Applications will be accepted until April 1. 

The MG James Ursano Scholarship Program is a needs-based scholarship program for children of Army soldiers. It may be used by children of Army members to get their first bachelor's degree. Children may get the scholarship for up to four years, but they must reapply annually.

Award amounts vary each year based on the number of applicants, total approved scholarship budget,  the average cost of attendance of a college or university and the family's financial situation.

Applications will be accepted from Jan. 1, 2021 through April 1, 2021.

Students must be dependents of an active-duty soldier, a retired soldier, National Guard or Reserve members on Title 10 orders for the entire academic year or a deceased soldier that met one of the qualifiers.

To be eligible, children must be under the age of 24, unmarried, not a member of the active or reserve forces and maintain at least a 2.0 GPA.

For more details, see the Army Emergency Relief website.

AER is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to providing financial assistance to active-duty and retired Soldiers, and their Families. Since its incorporation in 1942, AER has provided more than $2 billion to more than 4 million soldiers, families and retirees.

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