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Making my Brothers Proud

by Sergeant Dakota Meyer USMC Last week, I had the honor of speaking at the Scholarship Foundation’s National Scholarship Announcement Ceremony, where I had the opportunity to meet some of the incredible scholarship recipients from the 2018-2019 class of Marine Scholars. It was particularly meaningful to meet some of the recipients of the memorial scholarships […]

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Patriots at Pebble Raises Over $3 Million for Marine Scholars

Honor, Courage, and Commitment – core values of the Marine Corps, and words that come to life each February on the fairways at Pebble Beach. Started in 2011 to assist Marine families all over the country, this year’s Patriots at Pebble golf tournament raised over $3 million to help educate the children of Marines and […]

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Scholarship Support for Marine Families Changes Entire Communities

by Scholarship Foundation alumna, Shakeelah J. Sutton I was so honored to speak at the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation’s 2018 Washington, D.C. Celebratory Gala and share how scholarship support impacted my life. With the Scholarship Foundation’s generous support, I became the first person in my family to attend college. I earned my bachelor’s degree, with […]

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Memorial Day Reflections

by Lieutenant General George J. Trautman III USMC (Ret.), Chairman, Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation This Memorial Day, we pause to pay our respects, as Americans, to the sailors, soldiers, airmen, and Marines who gave their lives for us all – brave men and women defined by their dedication to country and a call to serve. […]

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Cheers! Celebrity Charity Night Honors Children of Marines

Last month, the DeBartolo Family Foundation presented the Scholarship Foundation with a generous $35,000 gift for children of Marines at their Celebrity Charity Night event held at the Sacred Pepper restaurant in Tampa, Florida. Chairman of the Scholarship Foundation Board of Directors, Lieutenant General George J. Trautman, attended the event and accepted the check from […]

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Commitment on the Court

Our Scholars are more than just students – they’re entrepreneurs, community leaders, student government representatives and athletes. So, in the midst of March Madness, we wanted to highlight one scholar in particular who excels not only in the classroom, but on the basketball court as well. Meet Katie, a 6’2” forward on the Hilbert Hawks […]

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Karina is Paying it Forward

Karina didn’t grow up moving from base to base, or watching her father deploy overseas, but the impact of her father’s service on her life is undeniable. Several years before her birth, her father, Sgt Vincente Hinojosa, was wounded in a mid-air helicopter collision that changed his life forever and brought his dream of a […]

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Your Impact in 2017

2017 was a record-breaking year for the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation. We awarded 7.3 million in scholarship support to over 2,300 children of Marines and Navy Corpsman – that’s more scholarship recipients than at any time in our 55 year history! We’re honored to be making a difference in the lives of Marine families – […]

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The 242nd Birthday of the United States Marine Corps

by Lieutenant General George J. Trautman III USMC (Ret.), Chairman, Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation On November 10, Marines everywhere will commemorate the 242nd birthday of the United States Marine Corps. For Marines, it’s a time to celebrate the special bonds that exist among us. To be a Marine is to be part of a family, […]

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“Finally, it was enough” (Video)

Last month, we focused on a critical initiative: our Heroes Tribute Scholarship Program for Children of the Wounded – a one-of-a-kind program that provides up to $40,000 in scholarship support to every eligible child of wounded, ill or injured Marines. Earlier this week, we saw the impact of this program firsthand as we welcomed wounded […]

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