Train for a Career You Love with the MyCAA Scholarship
Military Spouses Get Up to $4,000 for Career Training
If you are the spouse of an active-duty service member, you could receive up to $4,000 to start or advance your career in one of today’s top fields. The My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) Scholarship program helps eligible military spouses pursue the training and nationally recognized certifications needed to secure in-demand, portable jobs in healthcare, business, information technology, and more.
We offer many MyCAA-approved courses that will help you gain the credentials to work remotely or from most cities. You can train 100% online, on your own schedule, and from anywhere. We’re here to help you get started.
How to Get Started
- Determine your eligibility and create a MyCAA account.
Visit the MyCAA Portal to create your MyCAA account and verify your eligibility with the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS).
2. Choose your career path.
Select a training course that will prepare you for an in-demand, portable career and is eligible for MyCAA funding. Popular training options are listed below, however for a full list of eligible courses proceed to step 3.
3. Get in touch with a military specialist.
Fill out the form below to speak with a MyCAA specialist who will guide you through the process, from answering questions, to creating your Education and Training Plan, and enrolling you in the course that’s right for you.
MyCAA Eligibility Requirements
- You must be the spouse of an Active Duty, Guard, or Reserve member on Title 10 orders within the pay grades of E-1 to E-5, W-1 to W-2, and O-1 to O-2.
- You must have completed high school or obtained a GED
There are many MyCAA-approved credentialing opportunities from which you can choose to enhance your skills. Career specialties such as IT, Business, Healthcare, are some of the more popular areas of study. In addition, our online format allows you to learn at your own pace, around your schedule for a career that transfers as you move.
Popular Courses Include:
- CompTIA A+ with ITIL Foundation (Vouchers Included)
- Freight Broker/Agent Training
- Human Resources Professional
- NASM Certified Personal Trainer + Performance Enhancement (Vouchers Included)
- The Complete Project Manager with CAPM and PMP Prep
- Child Development Associate Training
For a complete list of eligible courses contact a military specialist through the
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the MyCAA Scholarship?
The My Career Advancement Account, or MyCAA Scholarship program, is a part of the Department of Defense Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO) program, designed to help military spouses with career development and employment assistance. If you have a high school diploma or equivalent, the MyCAA Scholarship gives you to $4,000 to pursue licenses, certificates, and certifications necessary to secure employment in high-demand, portable career fields.
What other benefits does MyCAA offer?
As a military spouse, you have access to a certified Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO) coach to assist with career readiness, including résumé development, job search techniques, interviewing skills, and relocation planning, as well as career connections to help you land a job.
How can I confirm my eligibility for MyCAA?
The first step is to log on with your DS Logon and complete your DEERS eligibility check. If you do not have a DS Logon, you can refer to this guide for instructions on how to register for a DS Logon account and create your MyCAA account
What is an Education and Training Plan?
When you apply for the MyCAA Scholarship, you will need to upload an Education and Training Plan. We will work with you to create your custom training plan based on your career goals and interests. Please contact us to get started and to learn more about the career opportunities available.
What can I do to help get my scholarship funds?
It’s important to stay up to date on the status of your MyCAA scholarship application. Check back daily for replies and requests for additional information to ensure the process runs smoothly. If you aren’t sure where to start, contact us to speak with a MyCAA specialist who can walk you through the application process and create the training plan that fits your goals.