About the Scholarship

MyCAA Scholarship is started by My Career Advancement Account to help and encourage the spouse to pursue higher academic education The scholarship is generally a workforce development program that provides financial assistance to eligible military spouses who are pursuing a license, certification or Associate’s degree in a portable career field and occupation to achieve a high employment status throughout the state. The military spouses are assisted for tuition as well as economical burden with respect to higher studies. Spouses can use this award amount to cover their educational expenses at an academic institution. 


How to apply for the scholarship?

  • In order to apply for this award, all applicants must read and electronically sign the Spouse Terms and Conditions Agreement as specified by the financial aid.

  • An applicant must demonstrate that he/she has a high school diploma or general educational development(GED) in order to participate in this scholarship program.

  • Before applying for financial assistance, the military spouse and the school/organization should work together to develop an ETP.

  • An Educational and Training Plan (ETP) will provide a detailed summary of the courses a military spouse should take to complete the degree/program. So once it's prepared the spouse will have to load the document into their MyCAA account for review. And they can apply for financial assistance only after the ETP has been approved

  • The ETP should include the name, address website and phone number of the school or organization and the name, type, and duration of the program.

  • After the approval of the ETP, which can take up to 14 business days, the military spouse can apply for financial assistance through the online site.


Scholarship Award Amount

The scholarship program awards $4,000 with an annual fiscal year cap of $2,000 to all eligible and deserving military spouses.


Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant must be a spouse of a service member on active duty in pay grades E-1 to E-5, W-1 to W-2 and O-1 to O-2.

  • The applicant must be able to start and complete the coursework while the military sponsor is on Title 10 military orders.

  • The applicant may be spouse married to the National Guard member and reserve component in these same pay grades.