Project Description

Announcing the 2021 MMAA Military Spouse “Donna Johnson Memorial Scholarship”

proudly funded by

The 2021 MMAA Military Spouse Donna Johnson Memorial Scholarship proudly funded by Parsons, honors the life and legacy of one of Parsons’ former employees — Army National Guard Staff Sergeant Donna Johnson — who was killed in action by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan. Donna’s widow, Tracy Johnson, also worked for Parsons.

MMAA is committed to education, advocacy and support for our modern military spouses and their families, and our scholarship is a key tool in our mission to support those who are often overlooked and under appreciated.

Meet the incredible military spouses who were selected for 2020.

Applications for 2021 are now opened until March 1st, 2021.

Click here to apply

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up to two scholarships will be awarded to military spouses
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between $3,000 – $5,000 will be awarded per scholarship
Applications are open until March 1st, 2021

Who Is Eligible?

You are eligible to apply for the MMAA Military Spouse Scholarship if you:

  • are a member of the Modern Military Association of America (it is free to join!)
  • are a military spouse with a valid military ID
  • are married to an active duty, reserve, guard, retired, medically retired, or fallen service member of the U.S. Armed Forces
  • are enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program from an accredited, public university pursuing a STEM degree, or certification such as PMP, security certifications, business certifications of Agile, or Six Sigma.

At this time, the following individuals are not eligible to apply:

  • members or family members of the MMAA board of directors, employee or family of employee who works at Parsons, or the scholarship selection committee
  • surviving spouses who are remarried, unless they are remarried to a service member
  • spouses of former service members, unless they are retired or medically-retired
  • Qualified military spouses are eligible to apply regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity
  • Applicants are scored by an impartial committee based on the applicant’s commitment to community service
  • Up to 2 military spouses will be selected for a scholarship ranging between $3,000 – $5,000 each
  • Applications will be accepted starting now through March 1st, 2021.
  • Winners will be notified on March 7, 2021, coinciding with Military Spouse Appreciation Day.
  • Funds will be paid directly to the institution of higher learning shortly thereafter.

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