Reflecting the Marines’ motto of “Semper Fi,” or “always faithful,” former Marine Eric Candelori has been actively supporting the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation for more than 40 years. As a teenager, he helped his father, also a former Marine, work on volunteer projects for the same foundation.
The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation’s 6th Annual Steel City Awards Dinner, held on Thursday, September 19, brought together senior leadership of the Marine Corps, Pittsburgh community members and scholarship recipients to recognize Marines by enabling their children to pursue college education.
Children of U.S. Marines with financial need and more than a 2.0 GPA are eligible for university scholarships, Sergeant Major Michael Barrett said. News4’s Aaron Gilchrist reports. (Published Wednesday, Aug 7, 2019 | Credit: Aaron Gilchrist)
SOCIAL MEDIA: For ceremony updates follow us @MarineScholars and connect with us by using the hashtag #MarineScholars. ALEXANDRIA, VA, (August 7, 2019) The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation announced it will award a record-breaking $8.2 million in academic scholarships to more than 2,360 children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen for the upcoming 2019-20 academic year. This […]
by Annie Zaleski, for Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation When Jordan Allen-Dansby was 12 years old, he suffered a tragic loss: His father, 1st Lt. Dustin Shumney, was killed in action while serving in Iraq. As the oldest child in his family, Allen-Dansby became a role model for his younger siblings and also took to heart his father’s assertion […]
TWITTER: For ceremony updates follow us @MarineScholars and connect with us by using the hashtag #MarineScholars. ALEXANDRIA, VA, (July 27, 2018) The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation announced it will award a record-breaking $7.7 million in academic scholarships to over 2,330 children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen for the upcoming 2018-19 academic year. This news ensures […]
Last weekend, we celebrated our founding at the annual Leatherneck Ball in New York City, where we heard from one of our inspiring Marine Scholars, Amanda Beckett. Amanda learned the value of hard work and dedication from her father, veteran Marine LCpl Michael Beckett, an infantry machine gunner who served in Vietnam. With the help […]
LtGen Ruark brings 36 years of military and leadership experience to the role ALEXANDRIA, VA (October 11, 2017) – The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation announced today the appointment of Lieutenant General Robert R. Ruark USMC (Ret.) as its new President and CEO. A three star Marine General with 36 years of military service, LtGen Ruark […]
Grant will support children of Marines pursuing technical careers through nontraditional degrees ALEXANDRIA,VA (August 31, 2017) – The PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc. awarded a three-year, $450,000 grant to the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation. The grant – the first in the series of the PwC Charitable Foundation’s extended four-year, $5 million veterans commitment – will provide […]
$7.3 Million in Scholarships Marks All-Time High, Will Empower Children of Marines to Fulfill Potential ALEXANDRIA,VA (June 5, 2017) – The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation announced that 2017-18 scholarships will be the highest in its 55-year history, totaling $7.3 million to more than 2,300 students. These funds will provide much-needed and -deserved access to education […]