There are now 6,000 good reasons to get your college degree and build a long-term, portable career and you can thank the DoD’s recently implemented Military Spouse Career Advancement Account Program (MyCAA) for all of them.
Both the Army and Marine Corps have contracted with Tutor.com Learning Suite to provide military learners of all ages with additional educational support. The on-line tutoring program offers high quality, vetted subject matter resources, and educational support for military families.
The Marine Corps program is provided by Marine Corps Community Services and is available at http://www.usmc-mccs.org/ by clicking the link that says "Live Homework Help". USMC Civilians, Marines, and their dependents are eligible. The program is open and tutors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Because it is web based, users have access worldwide from any internet-connected PC or MAC computer.
The Army program is provided by Child, Youth & School Services and is available at www.myarmyonesource.com/cyss_tutor. Active, Wounded, Reserve Component, National Guard, Army civilians, Survivors and their dependents are eligible. This program is also worldwide, 24/7, and cross-platform, as above.
For further information, go to: http://www.tutor.com/.
The 2009 Scholarships for Military Children Program has awarded 625 scholarships for $1,500 each to children across the United States and overseas. The scholarship program is administered by Fisher House Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides assistance to service members and their families. Funding for the scholarships comes from commissary vendors, manufacturers, brokers, suppliers and the general public. Every dollar donated to the program goes directly to funding the scholarships. For further information about the program, please log on to: http://www.militaryscholar.org. For more information about the Defense Commissary Agency, please click on the following link: http://www.commissaries.com
Featuring a generous housing stipend for vets-turned-students, tuition payments pegged to state university rates, and $1,000 per year for books and supplies, the new program should make college life a lot easier for most veterans and family members.
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