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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Corporal Bradford’s Story

Corporal Matthew Bradford USMC (Ret.) has always felt that his calling in life was to serve. As a high school senior he enlisted in the Marine Corps, and after completing boot camp at Parris Island he was swiftly assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, and deployed to Anbar Province, Iraq, in 2006. Just a few […]

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“We are different, but we are not less.”

Last month, we had the honor of spending time with two very special members of the Marine Corps family, Heather and Christian Golczynski. They joined us for our ninth annual Patriots at Pebble golf tournament – an event dedicated to showing our appreciation for Marines. It was a great weekend with a clear highlight: the […]

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Making my Dreams a Reality

by Marine Scholar, Nina Allen My name is Nina – and I’m a proud recipient of a scholarship from the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation. I wanted to take a moment to share my story with you. Becoming a nurse has always been my dream. When I was 13 years old, my mother was diagnosed with […]

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