Georgia Southern awarded nearly $20,000 in scholarships to military spouses pursuing college degrees for the fall 2023 semester. This furthers the University’s commitment to supporting military families and indicates a remarkable step forward with the scholarship program for military spouses. The scholarships are supported by the Landings Military Spouse Academic Assistance Fund.
This initiative not only recognizes the sacrifices and challenges that military families face but also empowers them to pursue higher education and achieve their academic and professional goals.
Amanda Bradley, a Texas native, began her studies in psychology and earned her bachelor’s from Georgia Southern. Now, her path to being a Double Eagle has taken her study of behavior analysis, a passion she discovered after the University established a master’s program in the field.
Her husband is stationed in Columbus, as an active duty member of the military. With the two living on different sides of the state, Bradley said this scholarship not only helps with her academic life but also her home life.
“This one is taking a mental load off and a financial burden off,” she said. “We have two living situations now, I commute here on a daily basis. That stipend, in addition to covering my tuition, is going to be extremely helpful in getting me to and from school and helping me succeed in that program.”
Beverly Husted, hailing from Michigan, also found a lifeline in the scholarship program. A dedicated student pursuing environmental biology, she was drawn to the University’s sustainability program.
Husted, who was previously pursuing an online education that incurred high costs, emphasized the importance of financial support, particularly for military families living on a strict budget. She found solace in the University’s commitment to offering in-state tuition rates, making her education more accessible.
As a military spouse, Husted knows the significance of family support. Her husband’s military discipline and commitment to their family played a crucial role in her educational journey.
“I think it’s the support from each other as a military family,” she said. “I wouldn’t be able to do it without my husband, period.”