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Military Spouse Education and Employment

Military spouses have more opportunities than ever to pursue careers and education through a variety of programs managed by the Department of Defense, educational institutions, and other organizations. The resources listed below include career advancement and tuition assistance programs as well as support for working moms.

Military spouses may also find our Scholarship Information section helpful.

Army Emergency Relief Education Programs
AER offers grants to military spouses for educational purposes.

Army Spouse Employment Partnership (ASEP)
ASEP is a partnership between the Army and corporate America designed to help military spouses find corporate positions. To learn more go to the My Army Life Too website and click on “Work and Careers.”

Central Texas College “Wounded Warrior” Spouse Scholarship Program
Central Texas College will offer free tuition for spouses of Soldiers who are recipients of Purple Hearts and were injured in combat. Free tuition will be provided for up to 30 semester hours in one year to eligible spouses. The scholarship covers in state and out-of-state tuition, along with mandatory fees.

Civilians Working for National Defense
This site provides DoD employment information and job listings worldwide.

Department of Defense Spouses to Teachers Program
Spouses to Teachers is a Department of Defense program to assist spouses of active duty and reserve military members to become public school teachers.

Grantham University Military Programs
Grantham offers scholarships and reduced tuition rates for military personnel, retirees and family members. Grantham is also an AUSA affinity partner. AUSA members may receive additional tuition discounts.’s Education Guide's guide to schools, financial aid and scholarships for military personnel and family members. assists soldiers and their families through job postings, employment fairs as well as a comprehensive directory of services available to military families on base and in local communities.

Military Spouse Business Association
Provides support, resources, and networking for military spouses who own their own businesses.

Military Spouse Career Network
Military Spouse Career Network (MSCN) is designed to support military spouses in their pursuit of careers. The MSCN has employment opportunities posted, as well as resources to handle working and managing a military family.

Military Spouse Corporate Career Network
MSCCN is non-profit organization dedicated to providing career opportunities and job portability for military spouses. Military spouses can post resumes online for review by employers. The web site also provides tips to craft an award winning resume, career advice, and information about job fairs.

Military Spouse Job Search
Military Spouse JobSearch is designed to enhance the employment opportunities for spouses of US Military members with employers committed to hiring military spouses and to connect employers with a talented, global, diverse workforce. is an online resource library for military spouse employment, education, and relocation run by the US Department of Labor.

Momentum Resources
Momentum Resources is a job placement website for working mothers. It allows mothers to post resumes online for view by potential employers willing to cater to a mom’s busy schedule.

Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC)
Extensive guide to college programs offered to military personnel and their families.

Student Aid
A Department of Education site to ensure eligible Americans have access to federal assistance programs – grants, loans and work-study programs – for education beyond high school. The web site includes information on a variety of federal, sate, regional, and private student aid programs.

Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA)
Spouses and children of Servicemembers hospitalized or receiving outpatient care for a VA determined service-connected permanent and total disability may be eligible for DEA benefits.

Women Work!
Women Work! is a program sponsored by the National Network of Women’s Employment. The website included links to job resources, childcare resources and paying for college tuition.

Official website for people seeking employment in the federal government.