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.
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.
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05/28/2020
Happy 58th Birthday, MCSF!

Happy 58th Birthday to the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation! Founded in 1962 by Brigadier General Martin F. Rockmore to support the higher education of the children of Marines, the Scholarship Foundation has since awarded more than 40,000 scholarships valued at over $135 million. We can’t wait to see what the next fifty-eight years bring!

Today’s the day! Be sure to check your email for 2020-2021 scholarship award announcements. We are so excited to welcome...
05/27/2020

Today’s the day! Be sure to check your email for 2020-2021 scholarship award announcements. We are so excited to welcome you to the Marine Scholar family!

Today, on Memorial Day, we remember the brave men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Our B...
05/25/2020
Memorial Day Reflections - Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

Today, on Memorial Day, we remember the brave men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

Our Board Chairman, General Robert B. Neller USMC (Ret.) writes, “It is our duty to ensure that Marines, and their families, know their country stands beside them, especially during this day of remembrance and reflection. ” Read General Neller’s full message here: http://ow.ly/AkX050zJspa

On Memorial Day, we reflect on the sacrifices of those who gave all to protect freedom. Those who made the choice to put country before self. Those...

Did you know you can support MCSF when you shop online? Visit smile.amazon.com and select the Marine Corps Scholarship F...
05/22/2020

Did you know you can support MCSF when you shop online? Visit smile.amazon.com and select the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation as your charity of choice. 👍

Our #MarineScholars are our stars! You inspire us with your out of this world dedication during these challenging times....
05/20/2020

Our #MarineScholars are our stars! You inspire us with your out of this world dedication during these challenging times. Shine on! ✨🌠

This Military Appreciation Month, meet #MarineScholar, Taylor! As a psychology major at the University of San Francisco,...
05/18/2020
Honoring Her Father's Memory: Taylor's Story - Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

This Military Appreciation Month, meet #MarineScholar, Taylor! As a psychology major at the University of San Francisco, she studies post-traumatic stress disorder and brain injuries, with the goal of helping military veterans when she graduates. Read more about Taylor's story here: http://ow.ly/HfVw50zJaAD

Taylor’s dad was a Marine and his service changed her life forever. “After his death in 2003, my life was never the same,” she told us. “My mother...

Meet Rodney, one of our #MarineScholars attending North Carolina Wesleyan College! While this semester had some unexpect...
05/15/2020

Meet Rodney, one of our #MarineScholars attending North Carolina Wesleyan College! While this semester had some unexpected twists, he told us that growing up in a military family he was always taught to adapt and overcome. Keep up the great work, Rodney!

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation's cover photo
05/13/2020

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation's cover photo

Halsey faithfully stood alongside her father, GySgt Riesberg, as he served in the Marine Corps for twenty-two years. Tha...
05/13/2020

Halsey faithfully stood alongside her father, GySgt Riesberg, as he served in the Marine Corps for twenty-two years. Thanks to their military lifestyle, she developed a love for travel and was inspired to pursue a career in the hospitality industry. Today, father and daughter are side by side again as they both pursue their degrees through distance learning classes. What a team! #MarineScholars

Happy Mother’s Day! Aliza told us about how her mom’s service in the Marine Corps helped inspire her interest in interna...
05/10/2020

Happy Mother’s Day! Aliza told us about how her mom’s service in the Marine Corps helped inspire her interest in international politics and her dream of becoming an international human rights and immigration lawyer. Thank you, Moms, for all you do for today and every day!

Semper Fidelis knows no limits. Cheers to all Marines and their best friends! #NationalPetWeek #MilitaryAppreciationMont...
05/08/2020

Semper Fidelis knows no limits. Cheers to all Marines and their best friends! #NationalPetWeek #MilitaryAppreciationMonth

We are honored to support Marine families 24/7, 365 days a year. Families like the Smiths, who count three #MarineSchola...
05/07/2020

We are honored to support Marine families 24/7, 365 days a year. Families like the Smiths, who count three #MarineScholars among their ranks. Their father, Carl, said that he believes the foundation to be “one of the biggest of the many benefits I have received from my service.” Read more about their story here: http://ow.ly/V1WZ50zzCgz

Thank you for participating in #GivingTuesdayNow. Especially in this unprecedented time, your support is needed and appr...
05/06/2020

Thank you for participating in #GivingTuesdayNow. Especially in this unprecedented time, your support is needed and appreciated! Thanks to you, children of Marines will be able to continue their studies now and in the future. If you haven’t, there’s still time to visit mcsf.org/donate to give and make a difference.

We are proud to support Marine families all year, in all circumstances; will you consider doing so this #GivingTuesdayNo...
05/05/2020

We are proud to support Marine families all year, in all circumstances; will you consider doing so this #GivingTuesdayNow? Go to mcsf.org/donate to give and make a difference in a Marine child's education.

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation's cover photo
05/04/2020

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation's cover photo

Happy National Pet Week! The pets of MCSF staff members are helping their humans work hard to support the children of Ma...
05/04/2020

Happy National Pet Week! The pets of MCSF staff members are helping their humans work hard to support the children of Marines. What purrrfect remote workers!

Say hello to one of our amazing #MarineScholars, Kc! She is studying biology at Norwich University, with the goal of bec...
05/01/2020

Say hello to one of our amazing #MarineScholars, Kc! She is studying biology at Norwich University, with the goal of becoming a doctor to support Native American communities. Outside of her schoolwork, she plays on the varsity women’s ice hockey team and is part of the veteran's club, which visits local veteran's hospitals and sends care packages to service members during the holidays. We can’t wait to see where her journey takes her!

So excited to begin welcoming our newest #MarineScholars soon! Our staff is hard at work distance learning about all our...
04/29/2020

So excited to begin welcoming our newest #MarineScholars soon! Our staff is hard at work distance learning about all our amazing applicants. Stay tuned!

During Month of the Military Child, let’s shine the spotlight on one of our multi-talented students, Landon! He studies ...
04/27/2020

During Month of the Military Child, let’s shine the spotlight on one of our multi-talented students, Landon! He studies Mechanical Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines to build skills to solve engineering problems across the globe. In his spare time, he is captain of the handball team and involved with the Asian Society of Mechanical Engineers. #MarineScholars

Shout out to Michaela, one of our amazing #MarineScholars! Michaela is studying Nursing at Georgia State University, and...
04/24/2020

Shout out to Michaela, one of our amazing #MarineScholars! Michaela is studying Nursing at Georgia State University, and in her spare time, she volunteers with children at Scottish Rite Hospital. We’re honored to support her education in the healthcare field. Way to go, Michaela!

04/23/2020

While we wish we could have recognized him in-person, it was our privilege to present Dr. Monroe Trout with this year’s Semper Fidelis Award through the efforts of our annual Philadelphia Celebratory Ball.

One of fourteen children born in the depths of the depression, Dr. Trout has never forgotten where he came from. He often says, “There is no shame in being poor. The shame is being successful and not helping others.” Congratulations Dr. Trout, it was our honor to learn and be inspired by your story:

What’s another word for #MarineScholar? Resilient! Beyond her own remote learning classes, Brelyn teaches several childr...
04/22/2020

What’s another word for #MarineScholar? Resilient! Beyond her own remote learning classes, Brelyn teaches several children of deployed parents and essential personnel in her community. As she says, “Giving up simply isn’t in our blood.” We hope you all have a safe and healthy final few weeks of the semester!

Meet one of our rockstar students, Chyra! She’s a senior studying Computer Engineering at North Carolina State Universit...
04/20/2020

Meet one of our rockstar students, Chyra! She’s a senior studying Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. Not only is she excelling in her studies, but this year she was also Secretary for her school’s dance crew, a Caldwell Fellow and a teacher’s assistant. To say we’re proud is an understatement! #MarineScholars

04/20/2020

While it’s no replacement for an evening spent together, we’ve put together a brief video message to update you on the activities of the Scholarship Foundation, celebrate our honoree Dr. Monroe Trout, and thank our incredible sponsors. We remain hopeful that we will all be happy and healthy as we gather at the Union League on April 17, 2021 for the 46th Annual Ball.

Thank you for your partnership as we continue the important work of Honoring Marines by Educating Their Children.

Dr. Monroe Tribute Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKfaSc-6bbQ
More Scholarship Foundation Stories: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfWFondUBDCDYZxUSb2sFYLzZk7ZCv2et

04/17/2020
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

We are so sad that we can’t be with our Philly family to celebrate the 45th annual Philadelphia Celebratory Ball this year. We look forward to seeing you all in 2021! In the meantime, check out this special message from our President and CEO, Lieutenant General Robert R. Ruark USMC (Ret.). https://bit.ly/3auzMhy

While it’s no replacement for an evening spent together, we’ve put together a brief video message to update you on the activities of the Scholarship Foundation, celebrate our honoree Dr. Monroe Trout, and thank our incredible sponsors. We remain hopeful that we will all be happy and healthy as we gather at the Union League on April 17, 2021 for the 46th Annual Ball.

Thank you for your partnership as we continue the important work of Honoring Marines by Educating Their Children.

Dr. Monroe Tribute Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKfaSc-6bbQ
More Scholarship Foundation Stories: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfWFondUBDCDYZxUSb2sFYLzZk7ZCv2et

Chillin’ out, maxin’, relaxin’ all cool! 😂 We want to know what our Marine Scholars are up to during their Spring Break!...
04/15/2020

Chillin’ out, maxin’, relaxin’ all cool! 😂 We want to know what our Marine Scholars are up to during their Spring Break!? Comment below. Wishing you all a safe and relaxing week.

Our staff is working hard (remotely 🤗) to review the thousands of scholarship applications we received in March! We can’...
04/13/2020

Our staff is working hard (remotely 🤗) to review the thousands of scholarship applications we received in March! We can’t wait to welcome our 20-21 #MarineScholars in the coming months. Stay tuned and in the meantime, we hope everyone is staying safe and healthy!

04/06/2020
General Robert B. Neller USMC (Ret.), Chairman of the Board

Today, we’re pleased to announce the appointment of General Robert B. Neller USMC (Ret.), 37th Commandant of the Marine Corps, as Chairman of the Board of the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation!

General Neller's many decades of leadership experience hold great promise for the future of this organization, and we’re excited to work alongside him as we continue to help #MarineScholars pursue their dreams of higher education! Please join us in welcoming General Neller to the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation family.

Marine Scholar alum, Ensign Allison Brown USN, joined the battle against the pandemic this week – arriving in New York C...
04/02/2020

Marine Scholar alum, Ensign Allison Brown USN, joined the battle against the pandemic this week – arriving in New York City on the U.S.N.S. Comfort. The Navy hospital ship will work to relieve the strain on New York City hospitals. We’re so proud of you, Allison. Thank you for putting the values of Honor, Courage, and Commitment to work. 🇺🇸 🗽

At the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, the health, safety and welfare of our students, investors, and staff are our...
03/17/2020

At the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, the health, safety and welfare of our students, investors, and staff are our first and foremost concerns. Like you, we are monitoring the situation and following the guidance of our Nation’s health experts and appropriate authorities. Our staff members are working remotely and several of our upcoming events have been postponed. You can visit www.mcsf.org/events for the most recent schedule updates.

I would like to personally thank the many investors who have reached out to us and are maintaining their support during this turbulent time. You are truly helping us to “honor Marines by educating their children”. We received nearly 4,000 scholarship applications just a few weeks ago and will maintain our promise to award a scholarship to every eligible applicant.

To our students and Marine parents, we remain a dependable resource for you and look forward to announcing our 2020-21 class of scholarship recipients in late May.

Semper Fidelis,

Lieutenant General Robert R. Ruark USMC (Ret.)
President and CEO

Meet our amazing #MarineScholar, Grace Frazier. ❤️ During Grace’s sophomore year of college, Hurricane Florence hit her ...
03/12/2020

Meet our amazing #MarineScholar, Grace Frazier. ❤️ During Grace’s sophomore year of college, Hurricane Florence hit her town and destroyed much of what she called home. But Grace is the daughter of a Marine and she is strong. She persevered. Read the rest of Grace’s story here: www.mcsf.org/blog.

Shoutout to our amazing #MarineScholar – Kamille – for volunteering her time to man our booth at the Hoag Charity Classi...
03/11/2020

Shoutout to our amazing #MarineScholar – Kamille – for volunteering her time to man our booth at the Hoag Charity Classic last weekend. And a huge thank you to the Hoag Classic and CoreLogic for including MCSF in this amazing event!

Our 10th Annual Patriots at Pebble golf tournament raised more than $1.2 million! Now, that’s what we call a win! Thank ...
03/09/2020

Our 10th Annual Patriots at Pebble golf tournament raised more than $1.2 million! Now, that’s what we call a win! Thank you to the many golfers, supporters, and volunteers who came together to make this happen for the children of Marines.

Today is International Women’s Day. We’re proud to honor the accomplishments of the many strong women who are serving an...
03/08/2020

Today is International Women’s Day. We’re proud to honor the accomplishments of the many strong women who are serving and have served in the United States Marine Corps.

Deadline alert! Our scholarship application for the 2020-2021 academic year closes today at 11:59pm central. Be sure to ...
03/03/2020

Deadline alert! Our scholarship application for the 2020-2021 academic year closes today at 11:59pm central. Be sure to submit your application ASAP.

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I GAVE TO SUPPORT OUR MARINES!!! YOU SHOULD TOO!!
I worked for the Army but I also took care of all veteran without partiality. Have not met a veteran that I felt did not deserve my very best efforts. I did my best until I could not do more.
I would love to donate monthly, but at the moment I'm a Homeless Veteran, and I'm 82 years old, but I'll do what I can while the good Lord keeps me alive. I'm now being supported by www.epath.org, they provide Veterans like myself with a roof over our heads. God Bless PATH.
Honoring the Marines (and my father in the Army-WWII)
Carol and I Just Gave a Small Donation to the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation !
Please donate to this worthy cause if you can.
I just made a gift.
LOVE MARINES
This is a great org.
I wish my children would have had the opportunity to have help with their education from the marine corp. My husband served at Cherry Point, NC. My son was born there. We never received any information about educational assistance.
Respects to all Marines! Proud to help! Semper Fi!
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