$7.3 Million in Scholarships Marks All-Time High, Will Empower Children of Marines to Fulfill Potential
The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation announced that 2017-18 scholarships will be the highest in its 55-year history, totaling $7.3 million to more than 2,300 students. These funds will provide much-needed and -deserved access to education for the children of Marine and Navy Corpsmen attending post-high school, undergraduate and career technical education programs in all 50 states.
“Our nation’s military families have dedicated themselves to our country, and it is our mission to honor that commitment by educating their children to be the next generation of America’s leaders,” said Margaret B. Davis, President and CEO, Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation. “As we celebrate our 55th year, we are incredibly grateful and proud to be able to say that we’re impacting the lives of more Marine families than ever before.”
The announcement was made during the Scholarship Foundation’s 31st Annual Washington, DC Celebratory Gala. The event, emceed by CNN’s Jake Tapper, brought together significant representation from senior leadership of the Marine Corps, Washington dignitaries, Members of Congress and scholarship recipients to recognize Marines by enabling their children to pursue dreams of a college education.