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Virginia Beach’s First University Was Approved to Accept MyCAA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  October 30, 2019

Contact:  Rachel Vincitore                                                                                  

Phone: (757) 457-7173     


Virginia Beach’s First University Was Approved to Accept MyCAA, Military Spouse Scholarship up to $4000

Virginia Beach, Va.Atlantic University Has Been Approved to Accept MyCAA.  The My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) Scholarship is a workforce development program that provides up to $4,000 of tuition assistance to eligible military spouses. The scholarship assists military spouses in pursuing licenses, certificates, or certifications necessary to gain employment in high-demand, high-growth portable career fields and occupations. Spouses may use their MyCAA Scholarship funds at any academic institution approved for participation in the scholarship. 

Eligible military spouses can use this scholarship to help fund their education at Atlantic University. The following certificate programs are eligible: 

The university is also authorized to accept:  

For those who have exhausted all of their military benefits, the university also offers an Atlantic University Military Scholarship for those to qualify: Active Duty/Reserve, Veterans, Spouse/Dependent of Active Duty or Reserve. 

Military Students can receive a scholarship in the form of a 20% reduction in tuition per academic credit ($216 reduction per academic course). Noncredit courses are reduced $150 each; after scholarship reduction, each noncredit course is $600. To receive this scholarship, the active duty or reserve service member, veteran, or spouse/dependent of active duty or reserve service member must complete an Atlantic University Military Scholarship application, submit an essay, and show proof of service by supplying the university with supporting documents. 

Founded by spiritual philosopher and holistic healing pioneer Edgar Cayce in 1930, Atlantic University was the first university to be founded in the City of Virginia Beach.  Today, AU offers two master’s degree programs—one in Transpersonal Psychology and the other in Mindful Leadership—as well as graduate and noncredit certificate programs, predominantly through an online platform. The Master of Arts in Transpersonal Psychology has an emphasis on the fundamental oneness of all life, the notion that our essential nature as human beings is spiritual, and that learning must enrich and deepen our relationships to ourselves, to our families and communities, and to the global community. This degree offers five areas of specialization: General Studies, Applied Spirituality, Consciousness, Creativity, and Leadership and Conflict Resolution. The Master of Arts in Mindful Leadership is designed to entwine leadership theory and application with personal and professional growth and the empowering and transformational practice of mindfulness; this degree is a holistic approach to a significant and much needed social science. For those who are not interested in a 36-39 credit hour graduate degree, graduate and noncredit certificate programs are offered. 

Few people know that Cayce began Atlantic University even before establishing the nonprofit Association for Research and Enlightenment. Atlantic University’s mission is to provide a high quality education that integrates body, mind, and spirit to help individuals achieve higher human potential and transform their lives, better understand their relationship to all life, and be of profound service to others. The mission of A.R.E. is to create opportunities for profound personal change in body, mind, and spirit through the wisdom found in the Edgar Cayce material. 

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