What is MyCAA?
Did you know that there is a scholarship program for military spouses? The Military Spouse Career Advancement Account also known as MyCAA provides up to $4,000 in tuition assistance to eligible military spouses whose sponsor is ranked E1 – E5, W-1 – W-2, and O-1 – O-2. Eligible spouses can receive up to $2,000 per fiscal year. The MyCAA scholarship will pay for tuition costs towards an associate degree (that has a specific concentration) and certain portable license and certificate programs.
This is a great opportunity for spouses who want to expand their expertise in high-demand and high-growth occupations. Spouses are required to finish their associate degree or certificate program within three years after accepting MyCAA scholarship funds. Military spouses are only eligible for this scholarship during their sponsor’s active military service. By obtaining a portable career, military spouses can work wherever their sponsor is sent, whether it is in the United States or overseas.
How to Apply for the MyCAA Scholarship
Spouses looking to obtain a MyCAA scholarship can sign up for an account here. After arriving at the MyCAA website, future students can search for participating institutions. Once a new account is created, DEERS will notify them of their eligibility. A spouse can also contact their local Martinsburg College representative to help guide them through the MyCAA process.
Study Options for MyCAA Recipients
Martinsburg College is one of the many participating institutions in the MyCAA program. Martinsburg College is an online college. Online colleges are perfect for military spouses because active students will be able to complete their coursework from wherever the military may take their family. Martinsburg College provides students with a tablet, on loan, until their coursework is completed. Students are also given access to a resource library. This resource library gives them complimentary access to thousands of online textbooks, some of which will be related to their course of study. These benefits from Martinsburg College could save students hundreds of dollars.
Martinsburg College offers two associate degree programs: Associate of Science in Business Administration and Associate in Science in Integrated Technologies. They also offer 21 certificate programs. Many of these programs are in the medical field, one of the fastest growing job fields in America. A few of the certificate programs offered at Martinsburg College are: Financial Fundamentals and Bookkeeping, Human Resource Management, Comprehensive Medical Transcription, Healthcare Administrative Technology, Medical Office Administration, Pharmacy Technician, and Homeland Security.
Why Choose Martinsburg College?
Martinsburg College mission statement is: “Martinsburg College seeks to provide high quality distance learning programs to individuals who want to improve their personal and professional development and career growth opportunities.” With MyCAA and Martinsburg College, military spouses will be on their way towards a future career that makes them happy. 95% of students that have completed a Martinsburg College survey have been satisfied with their educational outcome.
Ongoing Support for MyCAA Recipients and Military Spouses
Future students interested in talking to other MyCAA recipients who are attending Martinsburg College can join this Facebook group: Military Spouses in the Field: Career Development.
This post is sponsored by Martinsburg College. I received compensation for this post through my relationship with the Quality Blue Community. All opinions are my own.