Wells Fargo wants to help veterans and spouses get through college without financial stress

Kaylah Jackson
January 07, 2019 - 11:23 am

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Living costs, books, and supplies can make the thought of attending college almost unbearable. And even when you’re enrolled, unexpected life events can hit your pockets in a major way. Thanks to Wells Fargo and Scholarship America, veterans can attend class with fewer money worries.

The Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program and Emergency Grant Program offers honorably discharged veterans and disabled veteran spouses various grants as they work toward their degree. 

"Veterans have a long history of serving communities in and out of the military," said Jerry Quinn, Wells Fargo Military Affairs Program manager. "

The Veterans Scholarship program is open to honorably discharged veterans or spouses of disabled veterans who are high school or GED graduates. Applicants must already be enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or graduate two or four-year college, or vocational school and can receive up to $7,000 per school year.

Not only can recipient use the award for anything including from tuition, to room and board but the award can be renewed for up to three additional years or until the applicant's respective degree is earned.

For veterans and spouses who might have to put their education on hold for emergencies, Wells Fargo has an answer for that as well.

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The Veterans Emergency Grant Program supports both veterans and spouses of disabled veterans with a one-time grant amounting up to $1,000. Recipients can use this toward expenses such as childcare, medical expenses, and utility bills. While there is no deadline for this application, grants are awarded until funds are exhausted.

Applications for the Wells Fargo Veteran Scholarship are being accepted through February 28, 2019, click here to apply.  For more information about emergency grants available to eligible veterans, click here.

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