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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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Always (the Child of) a Marine

As this year’s application period draws to a close, we’re looking forward to our favorite time of year; award season! It’s around this time that we receive thousands of thank you letters from our newly awarded scholars and get to read each of their inspiring stories of impact. Here’s a look back at one of […]

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Now I Can (Part III)

This blog post is part of a larger series titled, “Now I can,” in celebration of Dr. Hans -Peter Wild’s, historic 16.5 million dollar gift to the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation. Inspired by his investment in their education, students across the country shared personal stories of the impact this scholarship has had on their lives. […]

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Now I Can (Part II)

This blog post is part of a larger series titled, “Now I can,” in celebration of Dr. Hans -Peter Wild’s, historic $16.5 million dollar gift to the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation. Inspired by his investment in their education, students across the country shared personal stories of the impact this scholarship has had on their lives. […]

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Now I Can (Part I)

This blog post is part of a larger series titled, “Now I can,” in celebration of Dr. Hans -Peter Wild’s, historic $16.5 million dollar gift to the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation. Inspired by his investment in their education, students across the country shared personal stories of the impact this scholarship has had on their lives. […]

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