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SgtMaj Wayne Bell USMC and Crystal Bell Memorial Scholarship

SgtMaj Wayne Bell USMC (Ret.) and his wife Crystal Bell lost their battles against cancer in August 2022. In honor of their selfless service to our country, their friends, colleagues, and fellow Marines have partnered with the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation to establish a scholarship in their memories to honor their legacies.

From this special fund, scholarships will be awarded annually to the children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen as they pursue their dreams of higher education. The legacies of SgtMaj Bell and Crystal will live on with each of these students.  Much like SgtMaj Bell taught many young Marines, this memorial scholarship will enable children raised on Honor, Courage, and Commitment to grow and become successful by obtaining post-secondary education.

To pay tribute to SgtMaj Bell and Crystal, please see the form below. For more information about the Scholarship Foundation please visit, or contact Courtney Balson, Chief Advancement Officer, at

Thank you for honoring the immeasurable impact SgtMaj Bell and Crystal made in the lives of so many.  Your gift will ensure their legacies lives on and continues to guide future generations of Marines and leaders. Thank you for your support of this scholarship.