In the next decade alone, more than 100,000 children of Marines will reach college age.
Applications increase each year, and we must be ready for an annual seven percent application growth rate for the next five years.
To meet that demand at our current levels of financial support, and to leave no eligible Marine family in-need behind, we must be prepared to fund more than $55 million worth of scholarship awards and scholarship program support by 2021.
We’ve been a proud part of the Marine Corps community for more than half a century. Semper Fidelis is more than a motto to us, it’s a way of life. Our supporters get that. They know keeping faith with our Marines and their families takes more than a one-time gift. That’s why we offer dozens of ways to get involved in our mission:
Our Heroes Tribute Scholarship Programs for Children of the Fallen and Wounded provide special scholarship support—up to $40,000 over 4 years—to the children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen killed or injured in combat. Other scholarship initiatives honor and memorialize Marines and Navy Corpsmen and bring students together for the opportunity to connect with mentors and each other.
Each year, volunteers host more than 40 events around the country, the proceeds of which support scholarships for sons and daughters of Marines and Navy Corpsmen. With golf tournaments at some of the best courses in the country, clay shoots, marathons and a wide variety of dinners, balls and galas, there’s no shortage of ways to invest your time in support of Marine families without spending a dime.
Keeping faith with Marines and their families means staying connected locally. The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation supports a wide variety of activities through our network of regional campaigns. Scholarship Foundation committees are active in states, towns and communities large and small nationwide. Their a critical part of our mission and our boots on the ground in Marine communities coast to coast.