MCSF Scholarship Program for Children of Marines

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Amount
Awarded

$22,750

Awarded

Application Deadline

March 3, 2021

Wednesday
Awarded By:

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered varies annually. Last year, 1,636 scholarships were awarded. Please note that only a limited number of scholarships are offered to children of Navy corpsmen who served with the Marines; therefore, these scholarships are highly competitive.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for international and U.S. students.
  2. Must be a high school senior or older to apply for this undergraduate award.
  3. Must have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher.
  4. Must have a family income of $98,000 or less. If a student's sibling(s) is(are) also applying for a scholarship, the income limit is raised by $10,000 for each sibling. Please note: The income requirement is waived for any student whose parent was killed in the War on Terror.
  5. Must be the son/daughter of one of the following: an active duty or reserve U. S. Marine; a U.S. Marine who has received an honorable discharge, medical discharge, or was killed while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps; an active duty or reserve U.S. Navy Corpsman who is serving, or has served, with the U.S. Marine Corps; or a U.S. Navy Corpsman who has served with the U.S. Marine Corps and has received an honorable discharge, medical discharge, or was killed while serving in the U.S. Navy.
  6. Must be the child of a U.S. Marine or Navy Corpsman who served with the Marines.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: High school seniors and current undergraduate students who are children of U.S. Marines or Navy Corpsmen who served with the Marines are eligible for this award. Students must have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher, and a family income of $98,000 or less.

Application requirements for the MCSF Scholarship Program for Children of Marines are:

  • Application form
  • Official Transcript
  • FAFSA
  • Parent's cert. of service
  • Tax return
Additional Information: Scholarships may be awarded to all eligible children in the same family. The scholarship committee, comprised of volunteers and staff, reviews all applications in the spring of each year. Its decisions are based on the family financial situation, academic performance, extracurricular activities, jobs, the military record of the qualifying parent, and any other circumstances that the applicant submits for consideration, with special consideration for those applicants whose parent was killed or wounded in the line of duty. All applicants will be notified of their status by July 15.

Award Amount: Awards range from $500 to $10,000 annually, non-renewable. Please note that the higher-level scholarships are very competitive. Students must reapply each year, and can receive awards a total of four times. Scholarships of $5,000 annually, renewable for up to three additional years, are offered to students whose parent was killed in the ongoing global War on Terror. The scholarship must be used for the cost of attendance (also defined as the cost of education or student budget) as determined by the financial aid administrator of the student's school. The scholarship may be reduced or withdrawn if it causes the financial aid package the student's school has offered him/her to exceed his/her cost of attendance.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $22,750.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Applications are available on the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation (MCSF) website under the 'Apply' tab. The student must sign up for an account to access the online application. In addition to the completed application, the student must submit the following: his/her parent's certificate of service from the Marine Corps; official and unofficial transcripts from all schools attended; a copy of his/her income tax return; and a copy of his/her SAR (Student Aid Report) for the year for which he/she is applying. The SAR is generated by filing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The FAFSA is available at www.fafsa.ed.gov, at high school guidance offices, and at college financial aid offices. All supplemental materials must be sent to [email protected] All application materials, including the online application form, are due by the deadline date.
Contact: Lindsay MacAdam
Address: P.O. Box 3008 Princeton, New Jersey 08543-3008

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