Education & Career Advancement


“There are two things that saved me… my kids and Special Ops Survivors. I do not know what I would have done”

-Surviving Spouse of a special operations Army Personnel

To find out if you or someone you know is eligible for our services, please see our eligibility policy. If you are interested in receiving our services, please visit our Survivors’ Circle to submit a survivor information form and a member of our team will contact you shortly.

Education and Career Advancement Grants

Each year, Special Ops Survivors awards up to $10,000 in education and career advancement grants to our survivors. The purpose of the grants is to recognize and reward survivors for their strength and resiliency as they further their careers so that they can better care for their families. Since the program’s inception in 2008, we have awarded over $100,000 in grants to help our survivors pursue their dreams in fields such as teaching, nursing, counseling and physical training. Applications open each year in spring, through our Survivors’ Circle, and are awarded the first or second week of June.

Conferences are thematically designed and tailored speci cally to different parts of survivors’ journeys. Depending on the theme of the conference, other workshops include topics such as health and wellness, nutrition, resiliency, parenting, survivor resources, and financial or career planning. To minimize financial barriers to attending, Special Ops Survivors covers the costs for all workshops, activities, meals and lodging for survivors.

If you are interested in being involved in this event through a sponsorship, donation or being an event volunteer, please contact us.