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

Charles “Chuck” C. Scianna

Charles “Chuck” C. Scianna

Charles Scianna is a Scholarship Foundation American Patriots Campaign Cabinet member and Houston Dinner Scarlet & Gold committee co-chairman. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during college and in Vietnam.

Scianna co-founded Sim-Tex in 1986 and is currently the owner and president of the company. He has over 36 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. A native of Bay St. Louis, MS, Scianna earned his bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Southern Mississippi and a master’s degree in Business from the University of Houston.

Scianna and his wife, Rita, are active community volunteers in Houston and supportive philanthropists nationally. He has served as president of the Waller Economic Development Corporation and is a member of the Knights of Columbus Council in Bellville, TX. In addition to donating a gift to the Business College of Southern Miss to help fund a building that will bear their name, the Sciannas support St. Jude’s Research Hospital, Boys and Girls Country, a home providing children from families in crisis with security and opportunities to prepare for a successful life, and other foundations

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