Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Scholarship Applications for Female Veterans Due June 1

One of the pleasures of writing this blog in connection with my book MRS. LIEUTENANT: A SHARON GOLD NOVEL is learning about organizations and companies that support military personnel and their families.

Just now, by looking at recent headlines on, I learned about Royal Neighbors of America. This is a fraternal benefit society first established in 1895 to provide “insurance protection to women and their families.” Check out the website at for a fascinating history of fraternal benefit societies dating from the craft guilds of the Middle Ages.

And if you’re a female veteran, download an application before the June 1 deadline for the Heroes at Home Women Veterans’ Scholarship Program. The minimum award amount is $2,500, and there are multiple awards.

Here’s what the Royal Neighbors website says about this scholarship program: Our goal is to help our female veterans give back to their communities by reaching their education goals, making them stronger community leaders as a result. Awards will be presented at the Student Veterans of America Conference in Washington, DC on June 12, 2008.

Eligibility criteria include: a female veteran; enlisted, officers and those who have completed their service; money can be used to pay for living expenses as well as tuition, books and school fees; do NOT need to be a member of Royal Neighbors of America.

If you know of anyone who could be eligible and interested in this scholarship program, please forward this post. And you also might want to check out the volunteer opportunities described on the Royal Neighbors website.

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