Scholarships for US Military Spouses
UMA is an approved educational institution by the US Department of Defense for the Military Spouse Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) Financial Assistance Program, providing military spouses full scholarships for UMA Montessori teacher training and certification through the Military One Source office.
Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA)
Program Sponsor: Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Military Community & Family Policy (DUSD/MC&FP)
Program Description: The Department of Defense’s expanded Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) program will provide financial assistance for military spouses.
Who Is Eligible: Spouses of Active Duty members of the Department of Defense and activated members of the National Guard (on federal activation orders) and Reserve (on orders) are eligible. The period of eligibility for spouses of Guard and Reserve members is from the date of the Alert or Warning Order for Military Recall or Mobilization, through activation and deployment until 180 days following De-Mobilization.
Military spouses who are legally separated by state law or court order are ineligible. Spouses of Coast Guard and Uniformed Public Health Service are not eligible.
What MyCAA Pays For: MyCAA Financial Assistance (FA) pays for expenses such as education and training programs, tuition, licensing and credentialing fees. This includes degree programs (e.g. associates, bachelors, masters, doctoral and post doctoral), continuing education classes (including those offered through professional associations), Bar, CPA and other similar exams, state certifications for teachers, medical professionals and other licensed professionals. MyCAA does not pay for computers, school application fees, graduation or membership fees, student activity cards, child care, parking, transportation, or medical services. NOTE: If the cost of a course includes books, supplies or other necessary equipment, MyCAA will cover that cost. Payments are made directly to schools using the MyCAA’s electronic payment system. Referrals are made to federally funded English As A Second Language (ESL) Classes and GED Classes and Testing Programs.
How to Get Started: Eligible spouses can establish a MyCAA Account by visiting the MyCAA website: https://aiportal.acc.af.mil/mycaa. Setting up an account is an easy, self-help process. Once spouse profile information is provided, MyCAA will verify spouse eligibility. Spouses should check their eligibility and account status regularly as well as their MyCAA account message board for alerts from their account managers and guidance on next steps.