Marine Corps Scholarships

The application period is open for one or more cycles a year

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Undergraduate Master

Location (s):

  • United States of America


The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is the Nation’s oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships to military children, with particular attention given to those whose parent has been killed or wounded in combat, or who have demonstrated financial need.


From the front lines of freedom to units in your backyard; Marines make legendary sacrifices. Sending their children to school shouldn’t be one of them.

That’s why at the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation we’ve been Honoring Marines by Educating Their Children for more than half a century.

For 54 years, we’ve been providing access to affordable education for the children of Marine and Navy Corpsman attending post-high school, under-graduate and career technical education programs.  In that time, we have provided more than 37,000 scholarships worth nearly $110 million.

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Description of Ideal Candidate:

Applicants must be the child of one of the following: 

  • Active duty or reserve U.S. Marine;

  • Veteran U.S. Marine who has received an honorable discharge, or was killed while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps;

  • Active duty or reserve U.S. Navy Corpsman who is serving or has served with a U.S. Marine unit;

  • Veteran U.S. Navy Corpsman who has served with a U.S. Marine unit and has received an honorable discharge, or was killed in the U.S. Navy.

Additionally, applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria: 

  • GPA of at least 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale);

  • Family adjusted gross income for the 2013 tax year that does not exceed $93,000. Non-taxable allowances are not included in determining adjusted gross income;

  • Planning to attend an accredited undergraduate college or vocational/technical institution in the upcoming academic year, and pursuing their first associate's degree, bachelor's degree or first technical certificate. Students attending Federal Service Academies or pursing graduate degrees are not eligible.


Deadline: The application period is open for one or more cycles a year

Cost/funding for participants:

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