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FINRA Foundation Seeks Applicants for Military Spouse Fellowship

April 20, 2018

The FINRA Investor Education Foundation Military Spouse Fellowship is accepting applications for its 2018 class of financial Fellows — a unique program designed to increase the financial capability of U.S. service members and their families.

The national program offers military spouses the opportunity to earn a career-enhancing credential — the AFC® (Accredited Financial Counselor®) — while providing financial counseling and education to the military community.

Applications must be received no later than midnight, EDT, April 20, 2018. The program is open to current or surviving spouses of active duty or retired Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, National Guard or Reserve service members, as well as spouses of members of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps. Prospective candidates can apply online at http://www.afcpe.org/resource-center/funding-and-recognition/finra-foundation-military-spouse-fellowship.

The FINRA Foundation has provided more than 1,480 military spouses the opportunity to earn the AFC® designation. In turn, Fellows serve the military community of which they are a part. Active Fellows provided financial counseling and education to over 18,000 service members or their spouses in 2017 alone, and have spent more than 454,000 hours helping military families reach their financial goals since the program’s inception in 2006. Upon completion of the AFC® certification, Fellows continue to support the military community as financial counselors at family readiness and support centers, credit counseling and tax centers, financial aid offices, and credit unions throughout the U.S. and abroad. These organizations need well-trained specialists who understand the unique financial needs of military families.


April 20, 2018
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