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My Calling

by Marine Scholar, Andrew Arencibia   I knew at a very young age that my calling was to help people. And I’ve dedicated my life to medicine – studying hard to become a biomedical engineer and using my skills to conduct in-depth research on clinical epilepsy at Yale University before recently transitioning to help others […]

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Andrew Arencibia

Memorial Day Reflections

by Lieutenant General George J. Trautman III USMC (Ret.), Chairman, Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation This Memorial Day, our nation will pause to reflect on the price of the many freedoms we enjoy as Americans. Our nation offers a unique way of life for the many – guaranteed by the sacrifices of a few. It is […]

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Corporal Bradford’s Story

Corporal Matthew Bradford USMC (Ret.) has always felt that his calling in life was to serve. As a high school senior he enlisted in the Marine Corps, and after completing boot camp at Parris Island he was swiftly assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, and deployed to Anbar Province, Iraq, in 2006. Just a few […]

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“We are different, but we are not less.”

Last month, we had the honor of spending time with two very special members of the Marine Corps family, Heather and Christian Golczynski. They joined us for our ninth annual Patriots at Pebble golf tournament – an event dedicated to showing our appreciation for Marines. It was a great weekend with a clear highlight: the […]

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Making my Dreams a Reality

by Marine Scholar, Nina Allen My name is Nina – and I’m a proud recipient of a scholarship from the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation. I wanted to take a moment to share my story with you. Becoming a nurse has always been my dream. When I was 13 years old, my mother was diagnosed with […]

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Honoring 243 Years of Legacy

by Lieutenant General George J. Trautman III USMC (Ret.), Chairman, Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation On November 10, Marines across the globe will commemorate the 243rd birthday of the United States Marine Corps. The next day, our nation will come together to salute service members from all branches on Veterans Day. For Marines, these two days […]

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Golf with a Purpose

Marines make legendary sacrifices. On and off the battlefield, we strive to honor their selfless devotion to duty. On Monday, we will honor the legacy of 1stLt Robert Kelly USMC and other Marine families at our annual Capital Area Golf Tournament. Since its inception 15 years ago, this tournament has raised a total of $1.5 […]

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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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