Being a “military brat” is often a badge of pride for both children and adults. I know because, not only am I a military veteran, I am also a “military brat”. My father served in the Army for 22 years. We traveled to Europe and around the US, met all sorts of people and encountered a variety of cultures. Sometimes military kids can become a bit smug when they relate their life experiences to their “normal” friends.
There are lists floating around the Internet claiming to list the most “military friendly” colleges. Unfortunately, it’s unclear which lists are legitimate and which are simply trying to get the attention (and money) of prospective student veterans.
With so many colleges looking to benefit from the newly expanded Post 9/11 GI Bill, it’s increasingly important to know what really makes a school “military friendly.”
When young adults get a college degree it’s good for the whole country. That’s why there are options no matter who you are, including military dependents.
The 2011-12 academic year is nearing an end, but it’s never too early to begin thinking about next year. Here are a few scholarship opportunities that military families may want to consider:
This might be a year of big-time change for U.S. service members and those who want to join the Armed Forces.
Here’s a look at five key military changes that might be in store in coming weeks and months: