Scholarships

“I still need Marines who can shoot and salute. But I need Marines who can fix jet engines and man sophisticated radar sets, as well.”

General Robert E. Cushman, Jr., USMC Commandant of the Marine Corps, 17 May 1974

Treasure Valley Detachment Scholarship Information

Treasure Valley Detachment #878

Marine Corps League, Inc.
BYLAWS  (Excerpt)
Approved 18 April 2013

ARTICLE 14 – SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Section 1401 FRED V. KEE MEMORIAL FUND

A. PURPOSE:

To grant financial aid and/or scholarships to members of the Young Marine units, or other eligible candidates, as determined by the committee.

B. FINANCIAL AID:

Applicants to the Young Marines, who need financial assistance to purchase uniforms or other required items, may apply through their Unit Commander, to the detachment, for a grant. Grants of one hundred fifty ($150.00) each, are available to assist Young Marine candidates. The aid shall be limited to four (4) Grants per unit per year, as funds permit.

C. SCHOLARSHIPS:

The detachment will offer up to two (2) scholarships per year, of One Thousand dollars ($1,000.00) each, to eligible persons, to attend post secondary education. Awards may be granted for a maximum of four times, to a student who continues attending school. If no Young Marine scholarship applications are approved in a given year, children or grandchildren of Treasure Valley Detachment Marines may receive the available grants.

D. EVALUATION:

The Commandant will appoint the committee Chairman. The committee will evaluate applications, and administer the financial aid and/or scholarship grants. The committee will report to the membership. There is no requirement that either financial aid or scholarships be awarded annually. The paymaster shall control the disposition of funds.

E. PUBLICITY:

The committee will advertise the availability of financial aid and scholarships by periodic presentations to Young Marines and parents. Notices will be published in detachment Newsletter, Web site, and other publications as needed.

F. FRED V. KEE MEMORIAL FUND:

A budget of Five Thousand dollars (5,000.00) shall be maintained by the detachment, as the Fred V. Kee Memorial Fund. The detachment paymaster shall maintain within the general fund, an account category, titled “Fred V. Kee Memorial Fund”. Should fund raising efforts fail in the future, the Fred V. Kee Memorial Fund may be discontinued.

Application:   TVD/MCL Scholarship Forms

Idaho Department Roy Weaver Scholarship Information

THE ROY WEAVER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND:

The Roy Weaver Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established in the legacy of Roy Weaver a former Prison of War and dedicated Marine Corps League member.

The purpose of the Fund is to present a Scholarship(s) to a student(s) seeking post-secondary education in the amount to be determined by the Department Board of Trustees and the Scholarship Committee at each Department Convention. The amount and number of Scholarships shall be dependent on the funds available and shall be decided by the Board of Trustees and the Scholarship Committee.

Each Detachment in good standing in the Department of Idaho, Marine Corps League, may submit one (1) applicant from their area to compete. Applicants to be considered must be received by the Department Commandant no later than 15 days prior to convening of the Scholarship Committee at the Department Convention. A student does not need to be physically present at Convention and absences or attendance of a student should not be considered in any way in selection for a Scholarship Award.

Eligibility to receive a Scholarship shall be; that the student be a graduating Senior in the year for which applying, have received a letter of recommendation from teachers or Guidance Counselors which have been familiar with the student during their graduating year along with a forwarding letter of concurance from the Sponsoring Detachment. They should have no legal issues which would reflect poorly on the Marine Corps League.

The recipient(s) of a Scholarship from the Roy Weaver Memorial Scholarship Fund will have one (1) year from the date of the award in which to affect the scholarship. After verification from the student’s choice of Institution of Higher Learning that the recipient is properly enrolled, a check in the amount of the award shall be made directly to the Institution in the recipients’ name and account. Should the recipient fail to use the scholarship for any reason within one year the monies shall be voided.

Application Forms: Department SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Marine Corps League National Scholarship

Welcome to the Marine Corps League National Scholarship Page. The Scholarship application and requirements have been revised, so please review the requirements and application carefully.

Note:

A MINIMUM ‘B’ AVERAGE (OR EQUIVALENT ON GPA SCALE) IS NOW REQUIRED.
YOU ARE NOW REQUIRED TO SUBMIT A TRANSCRIPT OR GRADE REPORT FOR VERIFICATION OF YOUR GPA.

If your application is approved, you will be notified by email or regular mail if no email is provided on or before mid September (postmarked). Upon notification, you will be required to send proof of enrollment for fall of current year to be postmarked no later than 1 November. Once all requirements have been received, your name will be submitted to the Marine Corps League Foundation for issuance of the scholarship award. The Foundation Treasurer will issue the Awards during the month of December.

It is your total responsibility to ensure that all phases of the application are Completed and Signed, including the Sponsorship Section and the Detachment/Unit Information. A copy of your latest official transcript must accompany your application. Your application will not be considered should all of the requirements not be received by the committee. No application will be returned, so please make a copy of the application for your records.

Should you have any questions, click here and choose the appropriate field for MCL Scholarship. On behalf of the Marine Corps League and the National Scholarship Committee, we look forward to receiving your application, and we wish you the best in your future academic endeavors.

Semper Fidelis,
David Cates
Chairman

SCHOLARSHIP PURPOSE, ELIGIBILITY & REQUIREMENTS

PURPOSE – To grant Scholarships to qualified applicants who are pursuing full time undergraduate or technical training at a full time recognized institution. Scholarships may be awarded for a maximum of four (4) years. (Does not have to be consecutive years.)

ELIGIBILITY –
1. Spouses, Children, Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren and Step Children of a Marine Corps League or Auxiliary member in good standing.
2. Children of Marines who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
3. Members of the Marine Corps League or Auxiliary in good standing or honorably discharged Marines in need of rehabilitation training not provided by government programs.

DEFINITIONS:
NEW APPLICANT – The applicant has never been awarded a National Marine Corps League Scholarship.
RENEWAL APPLICANT – The applicant is a prior recipient of a National Marine Corps League Scholarship.

ALL APPLICANTS MUST COMPLY WITH THE FOLLOWING:
1. Complete and Sign the application.
2. Ensure that the sponsor information is complete and accurate.
3. Ensure that the Detachment/Unit information is complete and accurate.

NOTE: Applications incomplete, for any reason, will not be considered nor will they be returned for completion.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
1. Applications must be postmarked by 1 July of current year.
2. No Letters of Recommendation are required.
3. The Committee will strictly observe eligibility requirements and compliance.
4. All decisions by the Scholarship Committee are final and will not be subject to review.

ALL SPONSORS MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:
1. They must be a member in good standing in the Marine Corps League or Auxiliary.
2. They must provide all sponsor data on the application as required and noted.
3. In the event that the Commandant/President of the Detachment/Unit is the sponsor, the Detachment Senior Vice or the Unit Senior Vice must approve and sign the eligibility requirement.
4. The Detachment Commandant/Paymaster of the Unit President/Treasurer must ensure and verify that the sponsors are eligible.
5. Provide the Detachment/Unit name and address.
FOR MEMBERS AT LARGE: PLEASE INSERT ‘MAL’ INTO EACH BOX FOR #18-#22

APPLICATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN 1 JULY AND MAILED TO:
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
MARINE CORPS LEAGUE – NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS
P.O. BOX 3070
MERRIFIELD, VA 22116-3070

Application: http://www.mcleague.com/mdp/index.php?module=ContentExpress&func=display&ceid=75

National Application Instructions:

MARINE CORPS LEAGUE SCHOLARSHIP

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

APPLICANT MUST INCLUDE A COPY OF LATEST TRANSCRIPT

APPLICATION MUST BE FILLED IN COMPLETELY. IF A BLOCK IS “N/A” MARK IT “N/A”.

  1. New or Renewal Application – CIRCLE appropriate.
  2. Date of Application
  3. Full Name of Applicant
  4. Home Address
  5. Home City
  6. Home State
  7. Zip Code
  8. Telephone number
  9. Email address – MUST BE LEGIBLE
  10. Class Year – Fall 2013 (1. Fr; 2. So; 3. Jr; 4. Sr) – CIRCLE ONE
  11. CUMULATIVE GPA as of last school period completed*
  12. Applicant’s Signature (If Applicant is MCL or MCLA member, please check the applicable box)

SPONSOR MUST FULLY COMPLETE

  1. Sponsor’s Relationship to Applicant
  2. Sponsor’s Full Name
  3. SPONSOR’S MEMBERSHIP NUMBER **
  4. PAID LIFE MEMBER NUMBER OR DUES EXPIRATION DATE. (EVERYONE HAS ONE OR THE OTHER). ***

DETACHMENT /UNIT MUST FULLY COMPLETE

  1. Name of Detachment Paymaster or Unit Treasurer ****
  2. Signature of Paymaster or Treasure ****
  3. Name of Detachment Commandant or Unit President ****
  4. Signature of Commandant or President ****
  5. Name and number of Detachment or Unit
  6. Address of Detachment or Unit

*GPA should be cumulative as of the last school period completed. For graduating high school seniors, this should be the GPA listed on your final high school transcript. For all others, this should be the GPA listed on the transcript of your last fully completed quarter or semester.

** Every member of the Marine Corps League has a membership number. If you don’t know yours see your Detachment Paymaster. IT IS NOT THE SAME AS THE PAID LIFE MEMBER NUMBER.

*** If you are a Paid Life Member enter your PLM number if you are not a Paid Life Member enter your dues expiration date.

**** IF THE COMMANDANT, PAYMASTER, PRESIDENT OR TREASURER ARE THE SPONSOR OF THE APPLICANT, THE SENIOR VICE COMMANDANT OR VICE PRESIDENT WILL SIGN FOR THEM AND THEIR NAME LISTED INSTEAD OF THE APPLICANT’S RELATIVE.

Whether a Marine has been schooled in automated supply or automotive mechanics or aviation electronics or whatever is immaterial.
Those things are secondary — the Corps does them because it must. The modern battle requires the technical appliances and since the enemy has them so do we. But no Marine boasts mastery of them. Our pride is in our marksmanship, our discipline, and our membership in a fraternity of courage and sacrifice.

Underdogs: The making of the Modern Marine Corps, Aaron B. O’Connell 2012