Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Offers Educational Assistance for the 2016-2017 School Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
875 N. Randolph St., Suite 225
Arlington, VA   22203
www.nmcrs.org

Contact: Shelley Marshall, Captain, United States Navy (Retired)
Vice President, Chief Development and Communications Officer
(703) 696-7449/(800) 654-8364 office
DSN 426-4904
(703) 395-1065 cell
Fax (703) 696-0144
shelley.marshall@nmcrs.org

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Offers Educational Assistance for the 2016-2017 School Year

Arlington, VA, Monday, November 2, 2015 – The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is now accepting applications for financial assistance to pursue an undergraduate degree at an accredited institution in the United States during the 2016-2017 school year. 

The application is available online at www.nmcrs.org/education.

Students eligible to apply include children (under age 23) and spouses of Sailors and Marines who:

  • Are on active duty
  • Are retired
  • Died on active duty or in a retired status

Consideration for selection is based on scholastic ability and financial need.  Applicants must be graduating high school seniors, full-time (minimum 12 credit hours) college students or spouses who are working toward their first undergraduate degree.

Applications must be postmarked no later than May 1, 2016.

“The Society’s financial assistance, whether it’s an interest-free loan or grant, may be the one thing that makes it possible for a military child or spouse to pursue an undergraduate degree,” said Beverly Langdon, Education Assistance Program Manager for the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society.

The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society has provided educational assistance, in the form of interest-free loans and grants, to children and spouses of active duty and retired Sailors and Marines for more than 30 years. The Society’s services and programs are supported entirely by donations.

For more information about the Society’s Education Assistance Program, visit www.nmcrs.org/education or email education@nmcrs.org.

About Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
Since 1904, the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society has provided need-based financial assistance and education to active duty and retired members of the United States Navy and Marine Corps, their eligible family members and survivors. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, the Society is a non-profit, charitable organization that is staffed by more than 4,000 volunteers, and a small cadre of employees, in offices around the world – ashore and aboard ships.

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