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MCSF named 2022 Scholarship Provider of the Year

I am honored to announce that the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation was named the 2022 Scholarship Provider of the Year by the National Scholarship Providers Association (NSPA)! This competitive award is given to “providers that leverage their unique resources to strengthen college access and success, advance industry or professional performance, kick-start innovation, and improve conditions in their community and beyond.”

I am pleased to share this special moment of recognition with you. It is a wonderful tribute to this community and to your commitment to Marine families. Thank you.

Our commitment to honoring Marines has produced a unique-to-the-industry scholarship program that has provided need-based scholarships to the children of Marines for more than 60 years, awarding more than 50,000 scholarships valued at $185 million.

This year, with your help, we provided scholarships to more than 2,600 children of Marines, awarding a record-breaking $10 million for the first time in our history. We continue to stay true to our mission to leave no family in-need behind by awarding 100% of eligible applicants with an award.

But we couldn’t have gotten here alone. I would like to thank the National Scholarship Providers Association for this meaningful recognition. Most importantly, thank you for your support and care for Marine families — we simply couldn’t do this work without you.

Semper Fidelis,



Ted Probert
President and CEO
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

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 mcsf.org/david.

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