number of support personnel and organizations and Web sites are
available, some unique to military personnel and their family members,
to serve members of the Fort McCoy community who are looking for
financial aid to attend college or post-secondary educational
institutions, said Bryan Clarkin.
Fort McCoy Army Community Service (ACS) Financial Readiness Program
manager, said among the Web sites prospective students and/or their
parents might want to visit is http://www.aerhq.org
(Army Emergency Relief Scholarships).
offers scholarships both for dependent children of active, retired and
deceased Soldiers (the Maj. Gen. James Ursano Scholarship Program) and
for stateside spouses (active-duty and retired Soldiers and widows
(ers) of Soldiers).
for the 2009-2010 school year currently are being accepted through
March 2. This program is coordinated through Army Emergency Relief
Headquarters at http://www.aerhq.org.
Web sites with scholarship information include: http://www.militaryscholar.org
(Scholarships for Military Children-Commissary, applications for
2009-10 closed Feb. 18); http://www.nmfa.org
(National Military Family Association); http://www.collegescholarships.org,
(Scholarships for Military Dependents); http://www.nasfaa.org
(National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators); http://apps.finra.org/Investor_Information/Smart/529/Calc/529_Analyzer.asp
(Financial Industry Regulatory Authority); and http://www.savingforcollege.com
(Savings for college).
federal endorsement of these sites is implied.
or veterans, and in some instances civilians, also may be able to get
college credits for their military or other schooling or experience
through such programs as the College Level Examination Program or DSST
(formerly known as the DANTES Subject Standardized Test).
Spannbauer of the Fort McCoy Education and Learning Center said the
number of credits that can be gained through these programs varies
from university to university.
said he also can provide information about veterans assistance
programs, such as the GI Bill, both federal and state programs, and
information about educational opportunities in the Fort McCoy
community is available by calling the 84th Training Command
(Leadership Readiness) Education and Learning Center at 608-388-7311
or by visiting the Web site at http://www.militaryta.com/education_center/84th-arrtc-army-reserve-education-center.shtml.
more information about Financial Readiness programs or workshops in
the Fort McCoy community, call Clarkin, the ACS Financial Program
manager, at 608-388-6812/3505.