Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation (www.mcsf.org) is the Nation's oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships to military children.
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In 1962, Brigadier General Martin F. Rockmore USMC (Ret.) learned of a Marine WWII Medal of Honor who was financially unable to send his child to college. General Rockmore was inspired to create an organization that honored Marines by empowering their children through education. After an initial fundraising event, which sent that one Medal of Honor recipient's child to college, the Scholarship Foundation grew thanks to an enormous volunteer effort. Since that time, over 40,000 scholarships valued at nearly $125,000,000 have been given to deserving students, including 2,300 for the 2018-2019 academic year. Today, the Scholarship Foundation has never been more relevant. The ever-increasing cost of a post-high school education has significantly outpaced the salary earned by military servicemembers creating a real need for higher education financial assistance for the children of America's Marines. These families have endured frequent, destabilizing moves, modest incomes and, in some cases, the disability or loss of a parent. They should not have to bear the burden of not knowing how they will afford post-high school educations for their children. The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation delivers a meaningful and lasting expression of gratitude to Marine Corps families through its longstanding commitment to Honoring Marines by Educating Their Children.

Mission: Since 1775, Marines have selflessly served America, and for over 56 years the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation has honored this service by educating their children. The privately-funded, 501(c)(3) organization provides scholarships for post-high school education to deserving sons and daughters of Marines with particular attention given to children whose parent has been killed or wounded in action.

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Say hello to Marine Scholar, Charlie! She’s a Media major and Sociology minor at Ohio University. Inspired by her father...
10/09/2020

Say hello to Marine Scholar, Charlie! She’s a Media major and Sociology minor at Ohio University. Inspired by her father’s service and stories, she hopes to tell people’s life stories through art. Charlie works to advocate for mental health research and support through interning at the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Greater Cleveland. Way to go, Charlie!

Our scholarship team is attending the National Scholarship Providers Association 20/20 Vision Virtual Conference this we...
10/07/2020

Our scholarship team is attending the National Scholarship Providers Association 20/20 Vision Virtual Conference this week! They’re learning from other industry leaders to continue to strengthen our Scholarship programs for the future. While this year’s conference is virtual, our team is excited to connect with an elite line-up of speakers from across the higher education and scholarship industry! #NSPA2020

Meet future director, Raymond! He’s majoring in filmmaking at Montclair State University and told us how his scholarship...
10/05/2020

Meet future director, Raymond! He’s majoring in filmmaking at Montclair State University and told us how his scholarship helped him attend the school of his dreams and live on campus for the first time. Along with his film studies, Raymond is a member of the German club and plays piano and drums.

Marine Scholars, don’t forget to accept your award by November 1st! Log onto the MyMCSF portal to fill out your award ac...
10/02/2020

Marine Scholars, don’t forget to accept your award by November 1st! Log onto the MyMCSF portal to fill out your award acceptance documents. Our scholarship team is here to answer any questions you may have; email them at [email protected].

Since 2002, Toyota has been a steadfast partner of the Scholarship Foundation.  Their generosity has provided more than ...
09/30/2020

Since 2002, Toyota has been a steadfast partner of the Scholarship Foundation. Their generosity has provided more than 1,050 scholarships to Marine Scholars, and the company has sponsored many of our premiere events, including the New York Ball, West Coast Gala, DC Gala and Houston Awards Dinner. Furthermore, Toyota is the title sponsor of the Commandant’s Cup, part of our Patriots at Pebble event. Thank you to Toyota for their many years of partnership in support of Marine and Navy Corpsman families!

Shoutout to Marine Scholar, Timothy! Timothy studies cybersecurity at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, wi...
09/25/2020

Shoutout to Marine Scholar, Timothy! Timothy studies cybersecurity at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, with determination inspired by his father’s Marine service. He is also a freshman orientation leader and has been helping freshman on campus with resources in these uncharted times. After graduation, Timothy hopes to either enter grad school or create a world-changing invention.

Did you know there are a variety of ways to support the Scholarship Foundation? One of those ways is by purchasing a boo...
09/24/2020

Did you know there are a variety of ways to support the Scholarship Foundation? One of those ways is by purchasing a book by one of several veteran Marines. For each book sold, a portion of the proceeds are donated to the Scholarship Foundation!
One of those is recently published Ace of Diamonds by J. Michael Boucher, which is a suspense thriller featuring fictional former Marine turned detective, Matt Riley. Pick up your copy today!
A full list of authors and books can be found here: https://www.mcsf.org/get-involved/marine-authors/

The countdown is on! We’re looking forward to participating in the #NSPA2020 Virtual Conference! Here at the Scholarship...
09/23/2020

The countdown is on! We’re looking forward to participating in the #NSPA2020 Virtual Conference! Here at the Scholarship Foundation, we’re always engaged with learning and growing in the education community. Our ten years of membership in the National Scholarship Providers Association allows us to better develop scholarship programs to serve Marine and Navy Corpsman families now and in the future.

09/21/2020
Marine Scholar Spotlight: Amanda

Former intern and Marine Scholar alumna, Amanda, spoke with us about the difference the Scholarship Foundation made in her college experience. Currently working for Lumos, a non-profit that works to reunite families, she continues to give back. When you invest in the Scholarship Foundation, you’re investing in those like Amanda who strive to lead by example!

Our final staff reading recommendation comes from LtGen Ruark, the President and CEO of the Marine Corps Scholarship Fou...
09/18/2020

Our final staff reading recommendation comes from LtGen Ruark, the President and CEO of the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation. He recommends Devotion, which tells the incredible true story of two young Navy aviators, Lt Tom Hudner and Ensign Jesse Brown. While serving in Korea, they fly to save a cornered and outnumbered Marine division. This critically acclaimed book will move you with the power of friendship tested in extraordinary circumstances.

Marine Scholar Hannah’s family has a strong tradition of service – her father served as a Navy Corpsman, her grandfather...
09/16/2020

Marine Scholar Hannah’s family has a strong tradition of service – her father served as a Navy Corpsman, her grandfather and great-grandfather were both Marines; her great-grandfather was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his service in WWII. When she’s not studying Animal Sciences at Coastal Carolina Community College, Hannah volunteers with the Fishstrong Foundation, which raises money for families in North Carolina who are experiencing life-altering illnesses, and at her church.

You can support Hannah, and other students in North Carolina, by attending the 21st annual Carolina Classic Golf Tournament on October 17th and 18th. Registration and more information can be found here: https://www.mcsf.org/event/carolina-classic-golf-tournament/

Today, we remember all the brave men and women who lost their lives in the tragedy on September 11th, 2001. Our thoughts...
09/11/2020

Today, we remember all the brave men and women who lost their lives in the tragedy on September 11th, 2001. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families who still feel the loss of their loved ones, and we salute those who answered the call when their country needed them most.

09/09/2020
Marine Scholar Spotlight: Abby

Abby, an alumna of the University of Arizona, shared with us what being a Marine Scholar meant to her and her family. Throughout her college career, she told us she “brought with me all of the values my father and the Corps have taught me, and I believe those values helped me become a more mature adult through the college transition.” She now works as a civil engineer in New York City and continues to give back through her support of the Scholarship Foundation.

Meet Andrew, a Marine Scholar studying Technical Engineering! Technical Engineering teaches CTE students how to solve te...
09/04/2020

Meet Andrew, a Marine Scholar studying Technical Engineering! Technical Engineering teaches CTE students how to solve technical problems with many different types of machines, such as dirt bikes, cars, golf carts and four wheelers. Along with making the honor roll, Andrew is a leader in the classroom. He told us about how when one of his professors had an accident and was unable to attend classes, Andrew was able to step up and help. After he graduates, Andrew wants to own a mechanic shop with his brother, who shares his love of engineering.

Hey Marine Scholars, want to win one of these amazing MCSF prize packs? Be sure to fill out the COVID-19 Impact survey. ...
09/02/2020

Hey Marine Scholars, want to win one of these amazing MCSF prize packs? Be sure to fill out the COVID-19 Impact survey. The link is in your email—it will only take about two minutes. We want to hear how COVID-19 has impacted your journey. Once your survey is complete, you’ll have a chance to win everything below!

Shine a spotlight on Carter, a multi-talented Marine Scholar studying Global Liberal Studies at New York University! In ...
08/31/2020

Shine a spotlight on Carter, a multi-talented Marine Scholar studying Global Liberal Studies at New York University! In the program, Carter builds “a foundation in world cultures by studying significant literature, arts, politics, philosophy, and history from around the world.” She also has a passion for fashion and hopes one day to pursue modeling. Keep exploring, Carter!

For nearly a decade, PNC Bank has been a steadfast supporter of the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation. They repeatedly...
08/28/2020

For nearly a decade, PNC Bank has been a steadfast supporter of the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation. They repeatedly sponsor the Steel City Awards Dinner and the Chicago Dinner for the Severely Injured. Beyond the dinners, PNC Bank also supports Chicago Family Day, which gives Marine veterans and their families a unique Chicago experience. Here at the Scholarship Foundation, we are grateful for their continued support—thanks to their commitment, nearly 75 Marine families have been assisted, with more to come!

08/26/2020
Marine Scholar Spotlight: Stephen

Stephen, a Marine Scholar alumnus, sat down to speak with us about how the Marine values he learned from his father inspired him throughout college. Stephen currently studies biotechnology at Johns Hopkins University and hopes one day to become a neurosurgeon who researches, develops better treatments, and finds a cure for brain cancer. When you invest in a Marine Scholar like Stephen, you make an investment in the future. Watch Stephen’s entire story below:

Over his educational journey, Marine Scholar Joshua attended ten schools before high school. This fall, he will attend a...
08/25/2020
Honoring His Father's Legacy - Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

Over his educational journey, Marine Scholar Joshua attended ten schools before high school. This fall, he will attend a new school once again, transferring to the University of California, Los Angeles to pursue his dream of becoming a doctor. Joshua told us how his father, who served for 18 years in the Marine Corps, raised him “to overcome any obstacle and succeed in spite of any hardship.” Read more of Joshua’s inspiring story here: http://ow.ly/xA6C50B8BSd

Joshua will never forget the brave sacrifices his father has made – not just for this Nation but also for their family. Joshua’s father has been deployed six times, four of which were combat deployments. While his father was gone, Joshua rose to the occasion. Not only did he help raise his littl...

Raegan, a rising freshman who intends to study Biomedical Engineering at Oklahoma State University, told us about how th...
08/21/2020

Raegan, a rising freshman who intends to study Biomedical Engineering at Oklahoma State University, told us about how the COVID-19 pandemic “has changed and altered what I always believed my future held.” She draws her strength and dedication to hard work from her father’s stories of being a Marine.

Several of us here in the office have enjoyed the book Ted, our Executive Vice President, Development, recommends. Can’t...
08/19/2020

Several of us here in the office have enjoyed the book Ted, our Executive Vice President, Development, recommends. Can’t Hurt Me is the story of David Goggins, the only man in history to complete training as a Navy SEAL, Army Ranger and Air Force Tactical Air Controller. Be inspired by this amazing true story!

08/14/2020
Marine Scholar Spotlight: Jordan

Jordan is a Marine Scholar currently studying Biology at Biola University. When she’s not working hard at her studies, she’s making a difference during the pandemic as a phlebotomist working with COVID-19 patients. She spoke with us about her work during the pandemic and the difference receiving her scholarship has meant to her education. She’s one of the many amazing Marine Scholars making a difference during this unprecedented time! Watch Jordan’s entire story here:

While we may not be able to have the annual golf tournament this year, the Colorado Committee organized an amazing virtu...
08/11/2020

While we may not be able to have the annual golf tournament this year, the Colorado Committee organized an amazing virtual Scholarship Award Ceremony for their Marine Scholars. Speakers included Governor Jared Polis, alumna and OR nurse Brooke Bolen and current awardee Couy Harrington.

Couy finished his remarks with the powerful statement, “thank you again for everything you have done for this program and for all the students just like me that would not be able to get a higher education without your help.” Thank you to our investors in Colorado and across the country that make these scholarships possible!

Did you know that our Career and Technical Education Scholarship application is open every month? The program includes o...
08/07/2020

Did you know that our Career and Technical Education Scholarship application is open every month?

The program includes options for students like Adam, who is studying Aviation Maintenance and takes all his classes at the airport for a hands-on experience! Adam told us his favorite part of the program is the atmosphere “because we are at an airport surrounded by people of different backgrounds, ages, and interests, but together we all love airplanes.” After he graduates, he is considering pursuing a career as pilot. We’ll see you in the cockpit one day, Adam!

Looking for your next summer read? Look no further than this great recommendation by Dana, our Director of Communication...
08/05/2020

Looking for your next summer read? Look no further than this great recommendation by Dana, our Director of Communications. She recommends Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef, winner of the James Beard Award for Writing and Literature. Check out this award-winning memoir by Gabrielle Hamilton, owner of acclaimed New York restaurant Prune!

Our deepest condolences and prayers are with the families of the eight Marines and one Sailor whose lives were lost in T...
08/03/2020

Our deepest condolences and prayers are with the families of the eight Marines and one Sailor whose lives were lost in Thursday’s tragedy in Southern California. Semper Fidelis.

The first wave of scholarship award checks went out in the mail! While the 2020-2021 academic year may look different th...
08/01/2020

The first wave of scholarship award checks went out in the mail! While the 2020-2021 academic year may look different than previous years, we know Marine Scholars will meet any challenges with resilience and determination. Thank you to all our investors and partners who make this possible for this year’s scholars!

For over fifteen years, BAE Systems has been unwavering in their support of our mission of Honoring Marines by Educating...
07/29/2020

For over fifteen years, BAE Systems has been unwavering in their support of our mission of Honoring Marines by Educating Their Children. Their incredible support has enabled hundreds of Marine Scholars to achieve their educational goals, leading to incredible impact for our Nation’s future. As Tom Arseneault, BAE System’s President and CEO says, “Supporting the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation and other such organizations is an important part of who we are as a company.”

Thank you to BAE Systems for their continued support of the Scholarship Foundation – we are proud to have them as a partner in our mission!

We asked a few of our staff members what they’re reading this summer, and we’re excited to share some of their recommend...
07/24/2020

We asked a few of our staff members what they’re reading this summer, and we’re excited to share some of their recommendations with you! Our first recommendation is from Jeanna, our Director of Scholarship Programs; she recommends Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, by John Berendt, which was a Pulitzer Prize nominee and is the longest standing New York Times Best-Seller.

We know no one likes homework over the summer, but don’t forget to complete your award acceptance papers! If you have qu...
07/22/2020

We know no one likes homework over the summer, but don’t forget to complete your award acceptance papers! If you have questions, our scholarship team is glad to answer them. E-mail them at [email protected]. We’re here to help you!

Meet Diana, a Music Education major at San Diego State University. Traveling across the world during her father’s over 2...
07/20/2020

Meet Diana, a Music Education major at San Diego State University. Traveling across the world during her father’s over 20 years of service inspired her dream of founding an orchestra in Okinawa after she graduates. She describes her dream as “a way to create a bridge between military families and the Okinawans.” We are proud to have her as part of our Marine Scholar family!

Across the country, there are a variety of ways to support the Scholarship Foundation and join our mission of honoring M...
07/17/2020
Arizona Marine license plates honor the past, invest in our future

Across the country, there are a variety of ways to support the Scholarship Foundation and join our mission of honoring Marines by educating their children.

Recently a local Arizona newspaper shined a spotlight on a unique way to show your support – by getting a USMC license plate! For every plate issued in Arizona, $17 is donated to the Scholarship Foundation. Since 2015, more than 23,000 plates have been issued, helping hundreds of students pursue their education.

Read the entire article here: http://ow.ly/Kk5M50ABdwK

Every time Elisabeth Wisthoff looks at the license plate of her husband’s Toyota Tacoma, it reminds her of where they met, the life they’ve shared and the children they’ve …

07/15/2020
Marine Scholar Spotlight: Jake

Jake, a Marine Scholar studying Computer Science at the University of Michigan, sat down with us to talk about the impact his scholarship has had on his life. He told us his father, who served, “jumped out of his seat” when Jake received his scholarship. Watch more of Jake’s story below:

Our President and CEO, Lieutenant General Robert Ruark USMC (Ret.), joined by scholarship recipients Christina and Alici...
07/12/2020

Our President and CEO, Lieutenant General Robert Ruark USMC (Ret.), joined by scholarship recipients Christina and Alicia, spoke with ABC7’s Jonathan Elias about this year’s class of scholarship recipients. Christina and Alicia, sisters whose parents both served in the Marines, shared what receiving their scholarships means to their family. You can watch the entire segment here: \ http://ow.ly/qLJC50Aw877

Did you know that our Career and Technical Education scholarships accept applications all year? CTE programs cover a wid...
07/08/2020

Did you know that our Career and Technical Education scholarships accept applications all year? CTE programs cover a wide range of industries, from health science to finance to IT. Find more information at mcsf.org/cte and see if it would be the right choice for you!

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I just wanted to thank the Marine Corps Scholarship foundation staff and donors. My daughter received a scholarship and it made her very proud to get some recognition from a foundation that has the name Marine corps on it. She has always been proud of the military tradition in our family. I served in the Marine corps during Desert Storm and My father served in the Corps in Viet Nam . My Father died recently and one of the last things i showed him before he passed was the congratulations text message that my Daughter received from this foundation. He did not know that the Marine Corps Scholarship foundation existed. He was very proud of her and excited that this foundation exists i was very proud of her and proud that that this foundation exists. Most importantly she was proud. It was a special moment for us thank you. Semper Fidelis
I have already donated 250.00 $
These brave and bright young Marines and their families are worthy of the support of all of us.
Very proud parents moment. My son just made his first college tuition payment. All the money came from his bank account. He has been working hard since March, each paycheck he has put back ### amount of money to do this. Also he was able to purchase a new laptop for school again with money he earned not handed to him. The Marine Corp Scholarship Foundation was the only scholarship he received which we are truly blessed and thankful for. We received very little financial aid. My son is determined to do this on his own. He inspires me more than he will ever know. Thank again for helping him.
This is a great organization!
I GAVE TO SUPPORT OUR MARINES!!! YOU SHOULD TOO!!
Please support the best of the best.
I believe that college educated, young Marines and their family's are the future of the USA. They are our first and last defenders of our Constitution. They are our last best hope for saving our once proud country. They should kick the butt of anyone who does not support our Constitution as it is currently written. Those who want socialism for this country are our enemies. Semper Fi (Always Faithful - even to death)'.
Would just like to thank all of our service folks for there service
We just donated, Wont You consider Joining Us?
Give if you can!
Thank-U For ALL your services , God bless