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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Life Lessons

by Marine Scholar, Megan Solis   Born and raised the daughter of a Marine, I understand the difficulties military children experience, like frequent moves and deployments. But with every struggle there is something to be gained. Last week, I had the honor of speaking on behalf of the 2019–20 class of Marine Scholars at the […]

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Megan Solis speaking at #SAC19

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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