Helping Spouses Reach Career Goals
The My Career Advancement Account, or MyCAA, Scholarship is a workforce development program that provides up to $4,000 of tuition assistance to eligible military spouses. The scholarship assists military spouses in pursuing licenses, certificates, certifications, or associate degrees necessary to gain employment in high-demand, high-growth portable career fields and occupations. Spouses may use their MyCAA Scholarship funds at any academic institution approved for participation in the scholarship.
So, who's eligible? Spouses of service members on active duty in pay grades: E-1 to E-5, W-1 to W-2, O-1 to O-2, who have successfully completed high school and have the ability to request tuition assistance while their military spouse is on Title 10 military orders are eligible. Spouses married to members of the National Guard and reserves in these same pay grades are eligible.
Spouses can visit the My Career Advancement Account Scholarship website here and provide the required spouse profile information. All scholarship participants are required to us DS Logon to access their account. Military spouses enrolled in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, or DEERS, are eligible for a DS Logon account.
If your school is interested in participating in the MyCAA Scholarship program, you can call 334-517-6160 for assistance or visit the "For Institutions" resource page on the My Career Advancement Account Scholarship website for program eligibility and participation information.