Military Spouses Club of Yuma offers student scholarships
The Military Spouses Club of Yuma gives military spouses a place to belong which can bring comfort especially when first arriving at their duty station.
“Everyone struggles…at every rank, everyone is adjusting, learning the area, making new friends,” shared Heidi McFall, wife of Yuma Proving Ground (YPG) Commander Col. Patrick McFall. She’s been a member of the local club and honoree president for two years.
“The comradery, the friendships that I have made with MCAS [Marine Corps Air Station] Yuma spouses is incredible. It’s amazing how they all come together in a short amount of time.”
Yet, while spouses have found a mutual bond over their situations, the tightknit club with just under 50 members is not only a social club,
they are also philanthropic and give back to the military community.
Of course, they make raising
money fun. From themed night outs, raffles, and smaller fund-raising events they collect money to support their causes. McFall’s role is to reach out to the business community such as the Chamber of Commerce and local business to seek donations.
The funds go towards helping military families purchase food and a yearly student scholarship.
Applications are currently open for their scholarship benefiting military dependents living in Yuma.
“I sit on the board for that, and I help make a decision on who gets what.”
Last year the club received 10 applicants. Of those, five recipients were selected and 10-thousdand dollars was distributed between them — each received between $2,5001,000 scholarships. McFall urges students to apply and hopes this year there will be a recipient from YPG.
“It’s worthwhile and you never know what can happen.”
The application deadline is April 15. Check the Military Spouses
Club of Yuma website https://www. mscyuma.org/scholarships for details.
*Disclaimer: This information is provided to help the YPG community. Any mention of a non-federal entity is only for these purposes and is not intended as an endorsement, stated, or implied, of any non-federal entity.