New Scholarship Focuses on Military Spouses


By Debbie Gregory.

In May, the American Military Partner Association (AMPA) launched the AMPA Military Spouse Scholarship, a new program aimed to help military spouses pursue their higher education goals.

Non-profit AMPA is the nation’s largest resource and support network for the partners, spouses, families, and allies of America’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) service members and veterans.

“At AMPA, we are committed to education, advocacy, and support for our modern military spouses and their families,” said AMPA President Ashley Broadway-Mack. She continued, “This new scholarship program is a key tool in our mission to support those who are often overlooked and underappreciated. We are especially proud to welcome Hilton as this year’s presenting sponsor of the scholarship.”

Hilton is the new scholarship’s presenting sponsor this year. The scholarship will divvy up as much as $10,000 between five applicants with awards of between $1,000 and $2,500 each. The winners, who will be announced in July, are going to be selected by an impartial selection committee based on the applicant’s commitment to community service.

Founded by the partners of active duty service members, AMPA has grown to the strength of over 50,000 members and supporters and is proud to be leading the nation in education, advocacy, and support for today’s military families.

AMPA traces its roots to the “Campaign for Military Partners,” an unprecedented effort launched in 2009 to connect and advocate for the same-sex partners of service members living under the threat of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

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