Eligibility Requirements 

Applicants must be the son or daughter of one of the following: 

 

  •      Active Duty or Reserve U.S. Marine who has served at least 90 days
         Veteran U.S. Marine who has received an honorable discharge, medical discharge, was wounded, 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, medical discharge, was wounded, or was killed in the U.S. Navy

 

Additionally, applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria: 


   Planning to attend an accredited undergraduate college or vocational/technical institution in the upcoming academic year.


   A maximum family adjusted gross income for the 2011 tax year that does not exceed $90,000. Non-taxable allowances are not included in determining adjusted gross income.


   A GPA of at least 2.0.


Must be pursuing a first bachelor's degree or technical certificate. 


Heroes Tribute Scholarships: 

Heroes Tribute scholarships provide up to $30,000 over four years to students who meet these eligibility requirements. Applicants must also meet the requirements listed above with the exception of the family income cap. Income requirements are waived for Heroes Tribute scholarships.

The children of Marines, and of former Marines, who were killed in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
The children of Marines, and Navy Corpsmen serving with them, killed in combat since September 11, 2001.


 Limited Grandchildren Eligibility:


The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation administers scholarship programs of several other Marine Corps associations that offer scholarships to the grandchildren of their members.  To qualify a student must provide proof of their grandparent’s membership in one of the following associations.  There are no exceptions. 

  

   A U.S. Marine who is a member of the Marines’ Memorial Association 
   A U.S. Marine who served in the 4th Marine Division during World War II and is/was a member of their association  
   A U.S. Marine who served in the 5th Marine Division during World War II and is/was a member of their association  
   A U.S. Marine who served in the 6th Marine Division during World War II and is/was a member of their association  
   A U.S. Marine who served in the 531 Gray Ghost Squadron and is a member of their association 
   A U.S. Marine who is/was a member of the USMC/Combat Helicopter Association 
   A U.S. Marine who is a member of the Basic Class 3-56


 

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