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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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Putting CTE to Work

Today we’re launching our new Putting CTE to Work series where we’ll highlight the impacts of our Career and Technical Education (CTE) scholarship program. What many used to think of as purely vocational training has evolved into a dynamic career field with options as varied as the students who enroll in them. From health sciences […]

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The Moments That Make Us One

by Lieutenant General George J. Trautman III USMC (Ret.), Chairman, Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation On this Memorial Day, amid lives of ceaseless motion, Americans everywhere will find the rarest of things: A moment. A moment of pause, of reflection, of remembrance. Wherever we find them, however we spend them, it is within these moments – […]

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55 Years of Impact

Earlier this month, we marked our 55th anniversary at our Leatherneck Ball in New York City, where in 1962 our mission began with one Marine child in need. After learning that a World War II Medal of Honor recipient couldn’t afford to send his child to college, a small group of service-minded Marines took action. […]

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Honoring Marines through Homes that Empower

In 2015 when Dr. Hans-Peter Wild made a historic $16.5 million gift to the Scholarship Foundation, the gift was a game-changer in the lives of thousands of Marine families receiving our Wild Scholarship. If that wasn’t enough, Dr. Wild’s gift to the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation provided funding for an ongoing partnership with the Gary […]

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Standing Watch for 241 Years

On November 10, Marines around the globe will commemorate the 241st birthday of the United States Marine Corps. The next day, Americans everywhere will pause to salute service members of all branches on Veterans Day. For anyone who has served, it’s a reflective time of year. For Marines, in particular, we’re not just marking an […]

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#WhyMCSF (Part II)

This blog post is part of a series celebrating our National Scholarship Announcement Ceremony and honoring the scholarship recipients and their families receiving scholarship support for the 2016-17 academic year. Today we are featuring a post written by one of our scholars, Isaiah Leiva, a rising senior at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. […]

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#WhyMCSF (Part I)

This blog post is part of a series celebrating our National Scholarship Announcement Ceremony and honoring the scholarship recipients and their families receiving scholarship support for the 2016-17 academic year. Today we are featuring a post written by one of our scholars, Chancy Schaaf, a rising senior at the George Mason University and daughter of […]

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