FINRA Foundation Seeks Applicants for Military Spouse Fellowship

The FINRA Foundation Military Spouse Fellowship Program offers free financial counseling accreditation to military spouses so they may, in turn, provide financial counseling and education to fellow members of the military community. 

Now through April 19, military spouses can apply for the opportunity to earn a free financial counselor accreditation to help them find employment at any military installation or in the civilian sector. 

In partnership with the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE), Blue Star Families, and the National Military Family Association, the FINRA Foundation covers the costs associated with the program and offers military spouses the opportunity to earn a career-enhancing credential as an Accredited Financial Counselor. 

“Military families face unique financial burdens, and no one knows those challenges like military spouses,” said National Military Family Association Executive Director Joyce Raezer. “Thanks to the FINRA Foundation Military Spouse Fellowship program, military spouses are able to serve as financial educators in their community and help other military families meet their financial goals. At the same time, these military spouses are able to build a flexible career that adds to their own family’s financial security.” 

Upon completion of the AFC certification, FINRA Fellows have the opportunity 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. 

Since it began, the FINRA Foundation Military Spouse Fellowship Program has provided more than 1,530 military spouses the opportunity to earn the AFC certification. Those interested in applying for the 2019 fellowship must submit applications no later than April 19 at http://www.militaryspouseafcpe. org/application.