Operation Homefront and Women's Self Worth Foundation (WSWF) Announce 2012 Saban Military Wife Educational Scholarship Program

Apr 17, 2012, 12:04 ET from Operation Homefront

SAN ANTONIO, April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Operation Homefront and the Women's Self Worth Foundation (WSWF) announced that they have begun accepting applications for the 2012 Saban Military Wife Educational Scholarship.

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This prestigious scholarship program is funded by a $250,000 grant by WSWF and is aimed at wives of uniformed service members, so they can attend vocational training programs in the medical field. This year's grant funds eight $8,500 scholarships and two $10,000 scholarships, which will be awarded for tuition for vocational training in one of the following fields: dental assistant, medical assistant, medical billing and coding specialist, medical insurance technician, patient care assistant/technician, nurse assistant training program, or medical transcription.  One $30,000 scholarship will be awarded for tuition in a vocational nursing program.

Applications will be accepted from April 1June 1, 2012.  The scholarships will be awarded to recipients in July 2012. Selection for the scholarships will be made by a panel of judges, and the award will be scored in two areas: the applicant's response to the essay question and her commitment to volunteerism.

"The wives of our service members face tremendous challenges, especially in these times of economic difficulty," said Cheryl Saban, founder of WSWF.  "We're proud to support these scholarships, which will give these military wives an extraordinary opportunity to better themselves, improve their families' circumstances, and take a more active role in their communities."

"Every day, we at Operation Homefront work with military wives and see how extraordinarily talented and dedicated they are," said Jim Knotts, President & CEO of Operation Homefront.  "They do whatever it takes to keep the family going, and these scholarships will give the recipients more options and will give their families better lives.  We're grateful to the Women's Self Worth Foundation for their support of these scholarships, and their support for America's military families."

Detailed information on eligibility and application requirements is available online at www.OperationHomefront.net/scholarship.

About Operation Homefront:  Operation Homefront provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors.   A national nonprofit, Operation Homefront leads more than 4,500 volunteers across 23 chapters and has met more than 590,000 needs since 2002.  A four-star rated charity by watchdog Charity Navigator, nationally, 94 percent of total revenue donated to Operation Homefront goes directly to support service members and their families.  For more information about Operation Homefront, please visit www.OperationHomefront.net.

About the Women's Self Worth Foundation:  The Women's Self Worth Foundation was formed in 2009 by Cheryl Saban and is a private 501(c)(3) charitable organization.  The primary mission of the Foundation is to provide grants to organizations that work towards the empowerment and advancement of women.  For more information go to http://www.whatisyourselfworth.com.

SOURCE Operation Homefront