Coping with Financial Issues of COVID-19 - Part 31
By Randy Gerard, Personal Financial Counselor
/ Published October 22, 2020
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. --
Here are the briefing titles for the remainder of October. If you would like another topic covered please let me know. Please find the meeting information at the end of this document.
- 22 October – Saving and Investing
- 29 October – Raising Financially Fit Kids
MORALE, WELFARE AND RECREATION DIGITAL LIBRARY
Military OneSource provides free, online resources to service members and their families via the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Digital Library. You’ll find eBooks and audiobooks on virtually every topic, as well as databases and reference books that can help you learn a new skill, keep kids engaged and serve as a homework source, or prepare you to land your next job. Check out the vast array of resources here.
EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS - SMART Scholarship for Service
The SMART Scholarship-for-Service Program was established as a concentrated effort to enhance the Department of Defense (DoD) workforce with talented, innovative and brilliant scientists, engineers and researchers. For over a decade, SMART Scholars have been working within labs and agencies of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Additional DoD to support the warfighter and create an impact to secure our nation.
SMART Scholars enter the program to pursue their education in some of the leading STEM fields currently in high demand by the United States Government. The program offers scholarships for bachelors, masters and PhD students pursuing STEM. While in school, students will receive full tuition, monthly stipends, health insurance and book allowances, as well as summer internships that range from 8 to 12 weeks. Upon degree completion, scholars begin working in a civilian position with their sponsoring facility. The internships and work experience allow scholars the opportunity to learn from the greatest minds in STEM and defense. Not only do scholars pursue their passions in their respective field during their educational phase, but they begin a journey towards an empowering career to protect national security.
For more on the SMART loan see this link.
Here is the link for the loan’s application.
Don’t hesitate to reach out by phone, text, email or ask for a private Zoom session for you or your family members. Be Vigilant and STAY SAFE!
Randy Gerard, PFC
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This week’s thought: “Knowing is not enough, we must apply; Willing is not enough, we must do.” ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe