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Memorial Day Reflections

On Memorial Day, we reflect on the sacrifices of those who gave all to protect freedom. Those who made the choice to put country before self. Those who gave a lifetime to defend others. The selflessness of the men and women who have earned the title Marine is a thread woven throughout American history. From […]

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Honoring Her Father’s Memory: Taylor’s Story

Taylor’s dad was a Marine and his service changed her life forever. “After his death in 2003, my life was never the same,” she told us. “My mother had to raise me on her own without much help.” But even though she lost her dad, she still counts the Marine Corps as her family. She’s […]

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Marine Scholar Update: The Smith Family

The three Smith family children—Chase, Corey and Shay—all are hardworking, dedicated, and collegiate athletes. They have something else in common; they are all Marine Scholars. The oldest, Chase, was one of the captains of the soccer team and majored in finance at Schreiner University while participating in their honors program. He dreamed of becoming an […]

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A Message from our President and CEO

At the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, the health, safety and welfare of our students, investors, and staff are our first and foremost concerns. Like you, we are monitoring the situation and following the guidance of our Nation’s health experts and appropriate authorities. Our staff members are working remotely and several of our upcoming events have […]

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Grace’s scholarship (applications now open)

Marine Scholar Grace Frazier has faced her fair share of challenges: In September 2018, Hurricane Florence hit her town and destroyed much of what she called home. But Grace is the daughter of a Marine – and, in that moment, she knew she could find strength in her Marine Corps values. “My family lives by […]

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Children of Chaplains and RPs Now Eligible to Apply

by Lieutenant General Robert R. Ruark USMC (Ret.) Since 1962, the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation has supported the children of Marines as they pursue their dreams of higher education. In the year 2000, recognizing the contributions of our Navy Corpsmen who serve and sacrifice alongside our Marines, we opened our application to the children of […]

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244 Years

by Lieutenant General George J. Trautman III USMC (Ret.), Chairman, Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation On Nov. 10, generations of Marines will gather for our annual celebration of the Corps’ birthday – a tradition now in its 244th year. As the Corps approaches the halfway point of its third century, I’m marked by the continued resilience […]

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“We see so much more” (Video)

This month, we focused on a critical initiative: our Heroes Tribute Scholarship Program for Children of the Wounded. It’s a one-of-a-kind program that provides scholarship support to every eligible child of wounded, ill, or injured Marines. Last week, we saw the impact of this program firsthand as we welcomed wounded Marines and their families to […]

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Marine Scholar Update: Lindsay’s Story

When Lindsay talks about her dad, a retired Marine Corps Captain, she’s quick to point out his perseverance: “His determination to overcome adversity in his life has made him a stellar dad, and my hero.” On Sept. 22, 1992, Lindsay’s dad suffered a life-altering accident while on a practice flight in his AV-8B Harrier. He […]

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Golf Tournament honors Corporal Donald M. Marler USMC (Watch)

On September 13, more than 100 golfers took the course at Pevely Farms Golf Club in Eureka, Missouri for the 2nd Annual Corporal Donald M. Marler USMC Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament. Cpl Marler grew up in Oakville, Missouri and attended Oakville High School where he graduated in 2006.  While in the Marines, he protected Presidents […]

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