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.

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We’re continuing to celebrate graduating Marine Scholars throughout May! Scholars like Cedale. He’s about to graduate fr...
05/05/2021

We’re continuing to celebrate graduating Marine Scholars throughout May! Scholars like Cedale. He’s about to graduate from Utah State University with a degree in Technology Systems. Part of his collegiate program was occupational experience that has prepared him to enter the workforce. Cedale said, “From the first award I was issued to the award I am accepting now, the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation has been instrumental in my academic success.” After graduation, he intends to continue his work designing industrial cooling systems.

We’re continuing to celebrate graduating Marine Scholars throughout May! Scholars like Cedale. He’s about to graduate from Utah State University with a degree in Technology Systems. Part of his collegiate program was occupational experience that has prepared him to enter the workforce. Cedale said, “From the first award I was issued to the award I am accepting now, the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation has been instrumental in my academic success.” After graduation, he intends to continue his work designing industrial cooling systems.

05/03/2021

Gunnery Sergeant Thomas Gibler emphasized the importance of hard work and education to both his daughters. Now Briana, his oldest daughter, is about to graduate from Michigan State University with two degrees—one in Neuroscience and one in Psychology. Because of her scholarship, Briana did not need a job, and instead spends her time volunteering at a local hospital and in the Lansing community. She intends to go on to medical school and become a gynecologist or a dermatologist.

We were able to speak with Briana and GySgt Gibler, who is stationed abroad, about the impact her scholarship has had on their family. Listen to their story in their own words below and read more here: https://www.mcsf.org/blog/marine-scholar-spotlight-briana/

While Damian never imagined not being on campus for his senior year, he said, “this pandemic has taught me many things, ...
04/30/2021

While Damian never imagined not being on campus for his senior year, he said, “this pandemic has taught me many things, one of which is how important it is in life to be flexible, and to be prepared for just about anything.” He will finish his studies in Government and History at Georgetown University next month. Damian is co-chair for Outreach for the Honor Council, where he aids students and faculty in maintaining the academic integrity of the University. After graduation, Damian hopes to enter law school or public service and make positive changes in his community.

While Damian never imagined not being on campus for his senior year, he said, “this pandemic has taught me many things, one of which is how important it is in life to be flexible, and to be prepared for just about anything.” He will finish his studies in Government and History at Georgetown University next month. Damian is co-chair for Outreach for the Honor Council, where he aids students and faculty in maintaining the academic integrity of the University. After graduation, Damian hopes to enter law school or public service and make positive changes in his community.

Congratulations to the winners of Tampa Golf, the Scholarship Foundation’s first ever virtual golf tournament! The winni...
04/28/2021

Congratulations to the winners of Tampa Golf, the Scholarship Foundation’s first ever virtual golf tournament! The winning team is (from left to right) Travis H., Nick H., Bruce B., and Evan C. The event raised more than $30,000 to support Marine and Navy Corpsmen families—thank you to everyone who participated!

Congratulations to the winners of Tampa Golf, the Scholarship Foundation’s first ever virtual golf tournament! The winning team is (from left to right) Travis H., Nick H., Bruce B., and Evan C. The event raised more than $30,000 to support Marine and Navy Corpsmen families—thank you to everyone who participated!

Amanda describes her veteran Marine father as her “main source of inspiration.” His stories of service as a Marine and a...
04/26/2021

Amanda describes her veteran Marine father as her “main source of inspiration.” His stories of service as a Marine and a police officer inspired her to study Justice Administration and Psychology at Wayland Baptist University. During her time in college, she was a member of the female wrestling team. Amanda recently graduated and is now working as a Crisis Interventionist, helping those in-need in her community!

Amanda describes her veteran Marine father as her “main source of inspiration.” His stories of service as a Marine and a police officer inspired her to study Justice Administration and Psychology at Wayland Baptist University. During her time in college, she was a member of the female wrestling team. Amanda recently graduated and is now working as a Crisis Interventionist, helping those in-need in her community!

Tlejah, the daughter of veteran Private First Class Cecil Chapman,  has always felt passionately about helping others an...
04/23/2021

Tlejah, the daughter of veteran Private First Class Cecil Chapman, has always felt passionately about helping others and working with children. Now she’s a senior at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro majoring in Biology and minoring in American Sign Language and Chemistry. After she graduates, Tlejah will continue her education in a Doctor of Physical Therapy program. She hopes to become a Pediatric Physical Therapist because “children's health is the foundation that shapes their future and develops skills.”

Tlejah, the daughter of veteran Private First Class Cecil Chapman, has always felt passionately about helping others and working with children. Now she’s a senior at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro majoring in Biology and minoring in American Sign Language and Chemistry. After she graduates, Tlejah will continue her education in a Doctor of Physical Therapy program. She hopes to become a Pediatric Physical Therapist because “children's health is the foundation that shapes their future and develops skills.”

Registration is open for the Happy Gilmore 25th Anniversary Veteran Charity Golf Tournament! Join guest celebrities, spe...
04/21/2021

Registration is open for the Happy Gilmore 25th Anniversary Veteran Charity Golf Tournament! Join guest celebrities, special operations service members and veterans for a BBQ and live band on Friday, April 30th, followed by the golf tournament on Saturday, May 1st. All events will take place at the Tiburon Country Club in Naples, Florida. The tournament will support the Scholarship Foundation and three other veteran charities. Register here: http://ow.ly/qVBO50EevZV

Registration is open for the Happy Gilmore 25th Anniversary Veteran Charity Golf Tournament! Join guest celebrities, special operations service members and veterans for a BBQ and live band on Friday, April 30th, followed by the golf tournament on Saturday, May 1st. All events will take place at the Tiburon Country Club in Naples, Florida. The tournament will support the Scholarship Foundation and three other veteran charities. Register here: http://ow.ly/qVBO50EevZV

Be sure to listen to the newest episode of Honoring Service and Embracing the Future, which features a trio of Marine Co...
04/19/2021
Skills for Life – The Power of Trades E5 - Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

Be sure to listen to the newest episode of Honoring Service and Embracing the Future, which features a trio of Marine Corps veteran business owners. Robert Gutierrez, owner of Bravada Yachts, Jesse Keenan, owner of Semper Fi Heating & Cooling, and Mike Sandoval, owner of Above & Beyond Pool Remodeling, all discuss their service and how it prepared them to be business leaders. They also discuss opportunities available in different trade industries and how scholarships can make those paths possible.

Listen here: http://ow.ly/bhHJ50EsrtU

Skills for Life – The Power of Trades E5 Our latest podcast features a trio of Marine Corps veteran business owners. They discuss the attributes that led to their success, the opportunities available in the trade fields and the empowering choices made possible by a Marine Corps Scholarship Foundat...

Growing up, Matthew lived in three states and two different countries which helped him understand how interconnected the...
04/16/2021

Growing up, Matthew lived in three states and two different countries which helped him understand how interconnected the world is from a young age. Now, he studies Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing, with a minor in Environmental Engineering at Penn State. On campus, he’s involved in multiple research projects, including producing an inventory of renewable natural gas for the state and an online database to connect researchers and policy makers with sustainable projects. After he graduates, Matthew wants to continue his education and eventually found his own engineering firm focused on integrating green solutions into industries.

Growing up, Matthew lived in three states and two different countries which helped him understand how interconnected the world is from a young age. Now, he studies Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing, with a minor in Environmental Engineering at Penn State. On campus, he’s involved in multiple research projects, including producing an inventory of renewable natural gas for the state and an online database to connect researchers and policy makers with sustainable projects. After he graduates, Matthew wants to continue his education and eventually found his own engineering firm focused on integrating green solutions into industries.

Here at the Scholarship Foundation, we know every student has a dream and every career has a path. We’re always looking ...
04/14/2021

Here at the Scholarship Foundation, we know every student has a dream and every career has a path. We’re always looking for ways to enrich our scholarship offerings and ensure our Marine Scholars have resources to succeed. This week, we’re attending the Advance CTE Spring Meeting. As part of that experience, the Scholarship Foundation was featured on their blog. Click here to meet two amazing CTE Marine Scholars, Jennifer and Danny, and learn more about our CTE scholarships: http://ow.ly/YpTc50EeuYN

Here at the Scholarship Foundation, we know every student has a dream and every career has a path. We’re always looking for ways to enrich our scholarship offerings and ensure our Marine Scholars have resources to succeed. This week, we’re attending the Advance CTE Spring Meeting. As part of that experience, the Scholarship Foundation was featured on their blog. Click here to meet two amazing CTE Marine Scholars, Jennifer and Danny, and learn more about our CTE scholarships: http://ow.ly/YpTc50EeuYN

Jennifer’s father enlisted in the Marines at seventeen; when Jennifer was seventeen, her father drove her across the cou...
04/12/2021

Jennifer’s father enlisted in the Marines at seventeen; when Jennifer was seventeen, her father drove her across the country to begin her studies at Duke. Now Jennifer is about to graduate with degrees in Psychology and Public Policy. Throughout her collegiate journey, Jennifer pursued many opportunities that interested her, like participating in Hear at Duke, a podcast that shares stories within the Duke community. To all those who have supported her Jennifer said, “It is incredible that you are supporting not just the future leaders of America, but the children of those who served to make America safe for all of us to live in.”

Jennifer’s father enlisted in the Marines at seventeen; when Jennifer was seventeen, her father drove her across the country to begin her studies at Duke. Now Jennifer is about to graduate with degrees in Psychology and Public Policy. Throughout her collegiate journey, Jennifer pursued many opportunities that interested her, like participating in Hear at Duke, a podcast that shares stories within the Duke community. To all those who have supported her Jennifer said, “It is incredible that you are supporting not just the future leaders of America, but the children of those who served to make America safe for all of us to live in.”

Kristopher says, “Being raised by a Marine has given me an entirely different outlook on the world, and I fully intend o...
04/09/2021

Kristopher says, “Being raised by a Marine has given me an entirely different outlook on the world, and I fully intend on using that mindset to better the world in any way I can.” He’s preparing to graduate from Liberty University, where he studies Criminal Justice: Homeland Security and Strategic Intelligence. On campus, he is a Community Group Leader, where he provides Christian ministry to others. After graduation Kristopher will commission as an officer in the Marine Corps and then hopes to work for a government intelligence agency.

Kristopher says, “Being raised by a Marine has given me an entirely different outlook on the world, and I fully intend on using that mindset to better the world in any way I can.” He’s preparing to graduate from Liberty University, where he studies Criminal Justice: Homeland Security and Strategic Intelligence. On campus, he is a Community Group Leader, where he provides Christian ministry to others. After graduation Kristopher will commission as an officer in the Marine Corps and then hopes to work for a government intelligence agency.

April is Month of the Military Child! Children raised on Honor, Courage, and Commitment grow up fast; they have to. As t...
04/07/2021

April is Month of the Military Child! Children raised on Honor, Courage, and Commitment grow up fast; they have to. As the sons and daughters of Marines they’re serving in their own way. From frequent moves to a parent’s long deployment to starting over at new schools, they’re often taking on responsibility early and learning about sacrifice first-hand.

Marine Scholars describe themselves in many ways—strong, determined, blessed. We call them resilient, hardworking, driven. At the Scholarship Foundation, we’ve made it our mission to honor those sacrifices by helping them achieve their dreams.

April is Month of the Military Child! Children raised on Honor, Courage, and Commitment grow up fast; they have to. As the sons and daughters of Marines they’re serving in their own way. From frequent moves to a parent’s long deployment to starting over at new schools, they’re often taking on responsibility early and learning about sacrifice first-hand.

Marine Scholars describe themselves in many ways—strong, determined, blessed. We call them resilient, hardworking, driven. At the Scholarship Foundation, we’ve made it our mission to honor those sacrifices by helping them achieve their dreams.

04/02/2021
Marine Scholar Spotlight: Juliet

Juliet’s veteran Marine father instilled the values of hard work and determination in her and her siblings. In December, Juliet became the second member of her family to graduate from college, earning a degree in Business Administration and Entrepreneurship from California State University, Dominquez Hills. Throughout her time in college, Juliet volunteered with the Student Veterans of America and her local Lions International Club. Now, Juliet has started her professional career with the San Antonio Spurs and hopes to own her own record label one day.

Hear Juliet’s story in her own words below and read more about her journey here: https://www.mcsf.org/blog/marine-scholars-spotlight-juliet/

Don’t miss the latest episode of Honoring Service and Embracing the Future! This episode features Marine Scholar Carina ...
03/31/2021

Don’t miss the latest episode of Honoring Service and Embracing the Future! This episode features Marine Scholar Carina and her father, Master Sergeant Romo, sharing how her scholarship has opened doors for her future and impacted their family. Carina is studying psychology and will be transferring from Mesa Community College to Arizona State University in the fall. One day she hopes to become a forensic psychologist!

Listen to the entire episode here: http://ow.ly/vpEu50EdviA

Don’t miss the latest episode of Honoring Service and Embracing the Future! This episode features Marine Scholar Carina and her father, Master Sergeant Romo, sharing how her scholarship has opened doors for her future and impacted their family. Carina is studying psychology and will be transferring from Mesa Community College to Arizona State University in the fall. One day she hopes to become a forensic psychologist!

Listen to the entire episode here: http://ow.ly/vpEu50EdviA

“My father is one of my biggest inspirations and supporters and that stems from his life shaped by being a Marine,” said...
03/29/2021

“My father is one of my biggest inspirations and supporters and that stems from his life shaped by being a Marine,” said Marine Scholar Kaitlyn. She’s about to complete her studies in Political Science and American Indian Studies at Arizona State University. Kaitlyn hopes to attend law school and become a lawyer focusing on tribal law or run for public office. Inspired by the legacy of service of her own family and of the Navajo Nation, she wants to continue to make a positive impact in and beyond her community.

“My father is one of my biggest inspirations and supporters and that stems from his life shaped by being a Marine,” said Marine Scholar Kaitlyn. She’s about to complete her studies in Political Science and American Indian Studies at Arizona State University. Kaitlyn hopes to attend law school and become a lawyer focusing on tribal law or run for public office. Inspired by the legacy of service of her own family and of the Navajo Nation, she wants to continue to make a positive impact in and beyond her community.

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Scholarship Foundation partner True North-Leading by Doing, Supporting Our Nati...
03/26/2021

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Scholarship Foundation partner True North-Leading by Doing, Supporting Our Nation's Heroes featured five incredible women from the veteran non-profit community, including our own Ashley Saville! Ashley joined the Scholarship Foundation in 2014. In her current role as the Senior Philanthropic Officer, she leads the Directors of Development across the nation to work with investors to advance our mission of Honoring Marines by Educating their Children. Ashely also served as an officer in the Marine Corps, including a tour of duty in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Read more about Ashley and four other incredible women here: http://ow.ly/rli550E9lUI

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Scholarship Foundation partner True North-Leading by Doing, Supporting Our Nation's Heroes featured five incredible women from the veteran non-profit community, including our own Ashley Saville! Ashley joined the Scholarship Foundation in 2014. In her current role as the Senior Philanthropic Officer, she leads the Directors of Development across the nation to work with investors to advance our mission of Honoring Marines by Educating their Children. Ashely also served as an officer in the Marine Corps, including a tour of duty in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Read more about Ashley and four other incredible women here: http://ow.ly/rli550E9lUI

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Keep doing God's work. I love it!! Hopefully, more will contribute to all of the families that support our great Marines. It feels great, and it's for a great cause. Semper Fidelis. "It was Good for Chesty Puller, and it's Good Enough for me!"
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SEMPER FI. & Very proud i can help out .
Hey fellow Veterans,Marines,Sailors,Soldiers,Coast Guard,Merchant Marines,othersI have a question.. Why havent you as organizations gone after The Dems.Biden,Obama,Clinton for leaving our 4 Heroic Marines to be slaughtered in Benghazi.?. Is that leadership? No it was disgraceful Cowardice!! Still time to have them pay for their unbelievable display of UnAmerican willful Cowardice,and shunning their responsibilities. "Never leave a Marine behind" Ask them!
Carol Tharp and I Gave $25 to the Marine Corps Scholarship -Program And would Like to Challenge Our Friends & Relatives to Follow Suit !
I just donated $100 to the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation in the name of my cousin Lt. Col. George Finnerty USMC (ret) who passed away on October 22, 2020. Would you please notify his family of the donation. Thank you.
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.