Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation (ID 1091)
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- The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation awards scholarships for undergraduate college education in all 50 states and internationally. Our scholarship recipients study in a variety of academic disciplines. The Scholarship Foundation provides financial resources, and the support of an extended community, ensuring the children of Marines and eligible Navy Corpsmen have the opportunity to attend college and successfully achieve their goals.
- Min GPA:
- Eligibility Requirements:
Applicants must be the son or daughter of one of the following:
Active duty or reserve U.S. Marine;
Veteran U.S. Marine who has received an honorable discharge, medical discharge, was wounded, or was killed while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps;
Active duty or reserve U.S. Navy Corpsman who is serving or has served with a U.S. Marine unit;
Veteran U.S. Navy Corpsman who has served with a U.S. Marine unit and has received an honorable discharge, medical discharge, was wounded, or was killed in the U.S. Navy.
Additionally, applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:
Planning to attend an accredited undergraduate college or vocational/technical institution in the upcoming academic year, and pursuing a first bachelor's degree or technical certificate. Students attending Federal Service Academies or pursing graduate degrees are not eligible.
Family adjusted gross income for the 2012 tax year that does not exceed $91,000. Non-taxable allowances are not included in determining adjusted gross income.
GPA of at least 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale).
Heroes Tribute Scholarship Program for Children of the Fallen:
The Scholarship Foundation guarantees scholarships of up to $30,000 over four years ($7,500 a year) to the following:
Children of Marines and veteran Marines who were killed in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001;
Children of Marines and children of Navy Corpsmen attached to a Marine unit, who were killed in combat after September 11, 2001;
Children of Navy Religious Program Specialists attached to a Marine unit who were killed in combat on or after September 27, 2008; or
Children of Marines who were killed in training after September 27, 2008.
Heroes Tribute Scholarship Program for Children of the Fallen applicants must meet the established eligibility criteria, excluding the income eligibility requirement.
Limited Grandchildren Eligibility:
The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation administers scholarship programs of several Marine Corps associations that offer scholarships to the grandchildren of their members. To qualify a student must provide proof of their grandparent’s membership in one of the following associations AND meet the established eligibility criteria. There are no exceptions.
4th Marine Division Association of WWII
5th Marine Division Association of WWII
6th Marine Division Association of WWII
531 Gray Ghost Squadron Association
3rd Battalion/26th Marines Association
Basic Class 3-56 Graduate
Marines' Memorial Association
USMC Combat Helicopter Association
- Special Criteria:
- Apply at: http://www.mcsf.org/apply