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

Candice Thomas

Candice Thomas

Candice Thomas joined the Scholarship Foundation in July 2012 as a part of the Data Operations department. During that time, she developed processes and procedures that ensured the integrity of the database. As the Director of Grants, she is responsible for the successful management and daily operation of the Foundation’s grant program. Candice works across all departments to ensure the grant program contributes to opportunities for growth and increased revenue in support of the Foundation’s fundraising goals. Candice holds an undergraduate degree from Kentucky State University in Business Management and a Master’s of Public Administration from Oakland University. She currently resides in Washington DC.

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