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Roberto Clemente Memorial Scholarship

During the 1958-59 off-season, Roberto Clemente enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Reserve, serving for the next six years while continuing his professional baseball career. Puerto Rican born Clemente was the first Caribbean and Latin-American player to be enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Clemente credited the intense Marine Corps training with his ability to take up a heavier bat and a build a more aggressive approach to his on-field production.

In partnership with the Roberto Clemente Foundation, the MCSF is proud to establish the Roberto Clemente Memorial Scholarship. Awarded annually, the scholarship will honor Roberto’s legacy of service and sacrifice by ensuring children of Marines can pursue their education.

For donations larger than $20,000 or with questions, please contact Keith Moore at

Donations by check are also accepted via mail at the following address: Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, 909 N. Washington Street, Suite 400, Alexandria, VA 22314. Please ensure “Roberto Clemente Memorial Scholarship” is in the memo line.

David McCallum

In Memoriam, David McCallum, 1933-2023

David McCallum was one of the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation’s greatest champions. His brother-in-law, Marine Corporal George Whitney Carpenter, was killed in Vietnam in 1967. Determined to keep George’s legacy alive, David and his wife, Katherine, established a scholarship through MCSF in his name to directly benefit the children of Marines. We fondly recall David weaving MCSF into the script of NCIS episodes and thrilling the audience when he served as the Master of Ceremonies for the New York Leatherneck Ball. Thank you to all those who have contributed in David’s honor. We invite everyone to watch the NCIS episode dedicated to David which will air on CBS on Monday, February 19. To make a contribution in David’s memory, please visit