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Marine Scholar Spotlight: Landon

While serving in Iraq, Corporal Patrick Myers, Landon’s stepfather, lost both his legs in an I.E.D. explosion. His service and the journey of his recovery had a profound impact on Landon. Landon said, “The sacrifice and dedication to his country that Patrick showed during his service exemplify what it means to me to be a […]

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A Special Congratulations to The Class of 2021

To say that the Class of 2021’s senior year was challenging is an understatement. Adapting to a year of remote or hybrid learning, uncertainty about their school’s policies, the potential loss of internship opportunities and more - the Class of 2021 Marine Scholars met each one with the resilience instilled in them by their Marine [...]

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Memorial Day Reflections

On Memorial Day, our Nation pauses to remember those who have served and made great sacrifices for all. We also remember their families and all Veterans who have served America. Because of their efforts we will do so freely, secure in the knowledge that our unique way of life is protected by those who are […]

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Marine Scholar Spotlight: Briana

Gunnery Sergeant Thomas Gibler emphasized the importance of education to both his daughters. Briana, his oldest daughter, said that while changing schools often was a challenge, it helped her learn to adapt in new environments. Though Gunnery Sergeant Gibler is stationed overseas, the values he instilled in Briana are with her every day. Now Briana […]

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Marine Scholars Spotlight: Juliet

Though Juliet recalls missing her father when he deployed, she also knew he was protecting his country. She says, “his [service] to the United States is what fuels me to want to do my part in my community.” Marine parents like Juliet’s father, veteran Sergeant Gabriel Gonzalez USMC , instill the values of Honor, Courage […]

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Marine Scholar Spotlight: Jasmine

Jasmine’s father served for more than twenty years in the Marines, and his service created a strong bond between father and daughter. Jasmine was able to go to work with him when he served as a recruiter, where he inspired her as a strong leader. Master Sergeant Alexander taught her determination, focus and enthusiasm—all characteristics […]

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Celebrating Marcus, Ayana and David

This February, we’re saluting Black service members. For generations, they’ve served our country with Honor, Courage, and Commitment. In honor of Black History Month, we want you to meet a few of the Marine Scholars carrying on their proud legacy. Marcus has known he wanted to pursue a career in the sciences since his 10th […]

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Marine Scholar Spotlight: Michael

Michael was raised by two Marines; he says being “a hardworking, loyal, and responsible citizen with a strong sense of duty to my community and country” is a direct result of their service. Throughout his childhood, whether his father was deployed or it was time to move, Michael always rose to the challenge, whether it […]

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Honoring Navy Chaplains and Religious Program Specialists

For over one hundred years, Navy Chaplains and Religious Program Specialists have supported Marines by ensuring their spiritual health. They represent more than one hundred different faith groups and serve to inspire hope and strengthen the spiritual well-being of those who serve in the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marines. Last year, for […]

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End of Year Impact Report

As 2020 draws to a close, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on the accomplishments made at the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation this year – and how grateful we are for your commitment to making this possible. Thanks to dedicated supporters like you, we’ve awarded thousands of scholarships to children of Marines, honoring […]

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