The Nation’s oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships to military children.

January 16, 2022

Tucson Friendraiser

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is the nation’s oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships to military children. We invite you to join us for an evening of Honoring Marines by Educating Their Children on Sunday, 16 January 2022 with special guests General Robert B. Neller USMC (Ret.), 37th Commandant of the Marine Corps and Mrs. D’Arcy Neller, Lieutenant General Michael Dana USMC (Ret.) and Mrs. Suzanne Dana. The event will include Line Dancing with a private instructor, Dinner, Open Bar, and Live Music by the Billy Shaw Jr. Band.

Your support will go toward the Scholarship Foundation’s Fidelis Fund to ensure that no Marine family is left behind.

Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are non-transferable.

COVID-19 vaccines are highly encouraged for those attending.

Please contact Lindsey Howard at with any questions or concerns.

Event Schedule

  • 6:00pm
    Cocktail Hour and Private Line Dance Lessons
  • 7:00pm
    Dinner, Dessert, and Program
  • 8:00pm
    Live Music by the Billy Shaw Jr. Band


Ticket $75 per person includes:

  • Open Bar
  • Dinner, Dessert, and Program to include special remarks from General Robert B. Neller USMC (Ret.)
  • Line Dance Lessons
  • Live Music by the Billy Shaw Jr. Band

Event Details


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