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Marine Scholars Spotlight: Juliet

Though Juliet recalls missing her father when he deployed, she also knew he was protecting his country. She says, “his [service] to the United States is what fuels me to want to do my part in my community.” Marine parents like Juliet’s father, veteran Sergeant Gabriel Gonzalez USMC , instill the values of Honor, Courage […]

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Marine Scholar Spotlight: Jasmine

Jasmine’s father served for more than twenty years in the Marines, and his service created a strong bond between father and daughter. Jasmine was able to go to work with him when he served as a recruiter, where he inspired her as a strong leader. Master Sergeant Alexander taught her determination, focus and enthusiasm—all characteristics […]

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Celebrating Marcus, Ayana and David

This February, we’re saluting Black service members. For generations, they’ve served our country with Honor, Courage, and Commitment. In honor of Black History Month, we want you to meet a few of the Marine Scholars carrying on their proud legacy. Marcus has known he wanted to pursue a career in the sciences since his 10th […]

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Marine Scholar Spotlight: Michael

Michael was raised by two Marines; he says being “a hardworking, loyal, and responsible citizen with a strong sense of duty to my community and country” is a direct result of their service. Throughout his childhood, whether his father was deployed or it was time to move, Michael always rose to the challenge, whether it […]

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Honoring Navy Chaplains and Religious Program Specialists

For over one hundred years, Navy Chaplains and Religious Program Specialists have supported Marines by ensuring their spiritual health. They represent more than one hundred different faith groups and serve to inspire hope and strengthen the spiritual well-being of those who serve in the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marines. Last year, for […]

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End of Year Impact Report

As 2020 draws to a close, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on the accomplishments made at the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation this year – and how grateful we are for your commitment to making this possible. Thanks to dedicated supporters like you, we’ve awarded thousands of scholarships to children of Marines, honoring […]

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Thank You For Honoring My Father

Friends of the Scholarship Foundation, I wanted to thank you for making a difference in the lives of Marine families. Because of the support of this whole community, I was awarded a life-changing scholarship from the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, empowering me to follow my dreams and honor my father’s legacy through higher education. My […]

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The Legacy of the Navajo Code Talkers

This November, during National Native American Heritage Month, the Scholarship Foundation reflects on the outstanding service of the Navajo Code Talkers in World War II, over 75 years ago. Several Marine Scholars are members of the Navajo nation and have family members who served as Code Talkers. “I am proud to be Navajo because my […]

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Honoring 245 Years

This week marks two special occasions for our community. First, the 245th birthday of the United States Marine Corps on 10 November, followed by our national observance of Veterans Day. As these meaningful days approach, I can’t help but think about the challenges we’ve all faced this year. Each of us having been asked to […]

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Honoring His Father’s Legacy

Joshua will never forget the brave sacrifices his father has made – not just for this Nation but also for their family. Joshua’s father has been deployed six times, four of which were combat deployments. While his father was gone, Joshua rose to the occasion. Not only did he help raise his little brother, he […]

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