There is value in an AFC – now, more than ever.  The deadline to apply for the FINRA Foundation Military Spouse Fellowship is June 1, 2021. Help us spread the word!

The fellowship is a unique opportunity for military spouses to earn a career-enhancing credential – the AFC® (Accredited Financial Counselor®) – while providing financial counseling and education to the military community.

Please share the messages and resources below! Help us spread the word to military service leaders, colleagues, and peers.

Social Media

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There’s still time to apply for the 2021 @FINRAFoundation #MilitarySpouse Fellowship! @AFCPE

Earn a career-enhancing credential while giving back to #military community. @FINRAFoundation #Milspouse Fellowship: Deadline to apply is June 1!

What is a @FINRAFoundation #Milspouse Fellow? Learn more & apply! Deadline is June 1, 2021. @AFCPE #ValueofanAFC

Become an Accredited Financial Counselor. Apply for the @FINRAFoundation #Milspouse Fellowship program:


Spouse Stories

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Letter to Installation Commanders

Need approval to share the Fellowship opportunity on your military base?
Share this letter from AFCPE Executive Director, Rebecca Wiggins, with your Installation Commander:


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In times like these, we are reminded that now, more than ever, we need qualified, caring professionals to help families navigate financial difficulties.

The Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education® (AFCPE®) in partnership the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation will accept applications for the 2021 FINRA Foundation Military Spouse Fellowship Program beginning March 1, 2021:

The program provides up to 50 military spouses with the education necessary to earn the AFC® (Accredited Financial Counselor®) certification and enter the financial counseling career field.

Many employers – such as banks and credit unions, non-profit and government agencies, higher education and financial aid offices, military service organizations, and community housing agencies – need well trained, ethical and caring financial counselors to meet the increasing demand for financial counseling services. Military spouses help fill this need while building a rewarding career that is flexible to the demands of the military family lifestyle.

The Fellowship covers the costs associated with completing the self-study AFC certification program. Upon successful completion of the education, exam, experience, and ethics requirements, the participant will be awarded the AFC certification.

The application deadline is June 1, 2021. We encourage you to apply or help share this opportunity with others in your military spouse networks


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Past recipients of the FINRA Foundation Military Spouse Fellowship share the value of the Fellowship and the AFC®:

  • An opportunity to reinvent yourself.
  • Meaningful work where ever life takes you.
  • A unique combination of education and experience. 


Military Spouse Fellowship Flyer

Download and post this flyer digitally or in a location where military spouses will see it and want to learn more!

Thank you for your partnership and support of the FINRA Foundation Military Spouse Fellowship program and our ongoing efforts to educate and protect military families!

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