ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation announced that it has awarded a record $10 million in scholarships to more than 2,600 children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen for the upcoming 2022-23 academic year. This year’s announcement marks the largest amount of scholarships in the organization’s 60-year history.
Founded in 1962, the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is the oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships for military children, awarding more than 50,000 scholarships worth nearly $185 million. These scholarships provide much-needed and earned access to education for the children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen pursuing post-high school, undergraduate, and career technical education programs in all 50 states.
“Our nation’s military families have made great sacrifices for our country, and if our country is to succeed and play a positive role in an international context, we must ensure access to post-secondary education for all of our citizens. Therefore, it is our mission to honor those sacrifices by educating their children to become the next generation of American leaders,” said Lt. Col. Ted Probert USMC (Retired), President and Chief management of the Foundation. “As we celebrate our 60th anniversary, we are incredibly proud to say that we are providing more support to Marine families than ever before.”
The 2022-23 class of scholars will be celebrated during the washington d.c. Celebration Gala on June 25, held annually to honor Marine service. The event, hosted by CBS’s Margaret Brenanbrings together significant representation from the Marine Corps senior leadership, Washington dignitaries and fellows to recognize Marines and their families. This year, scholarship recipients such as Daniel Mirandawhose prize allows him to study English at Howard Community College.
“My father’s service in the Marine Corps was a big influence on me and my career goals. I learned about sacrifice, work ethic, and service.” Miranda said. “I am extremely grateful to the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation for providing me with the support I needed to complete my degree.”
About the Scholarship Foundation: Established in 1962, the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is the oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships for military children. Since its inception, the Scholarship Foundation has offered more than 50,000 scholarships worth more than $185 million to children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen. For more information on the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, please visit www.mcsf.org.
SOURCE Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation