Scholarship Overview

General Expendable. The Madison - Marine Corps Scholarship Fund was established by an anonymous donor to provide scholarships for one or more undergraduate students who demonstrate a commitment to pursuing a career in the United States Marine Corps. The donor directs that in no case may a scholarship award be for less than $1,000. Therefore, if there are sufficient funds to permit more than one scholarship, the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships may appoint as many U.S. Marine Corps scholars as meet the criteria (set forth below) for this scholarship to the extent of the available funds; if, on the other hand, all the students otherwise eligible to receive this scholarship would not be able to each receive at least $1,000 in scholarship funds, then the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships shall limit the number of recipients to align with the available funds. As to the eligibility criteria, the scholarship candidates must:

  • Be in their junior or senior year of study at the time of their application/nomination for this scholarship.
  • Have completed the United States Marine Corps' Platoon Leaders Class by the time of application/nomination for this scholarship.
  • Be on track to be commissioned upon graduation as a Marine Second Lieutenant and advance directly to the Corps' basic school.

In any particular year, if there are no students who meet the above criteria, then the scholarship may be awarded in such a year to a senior who is a dependent of a member of the United States Marine Corps currently on active duty; or, in the absence of a student who meet this criteria, then to a senior who is a dependent of a member of any branch of the United States armed forces currently on active duty. The selection of U.S. Marine Corps Scholars shall be made in a manner determined at the discretion of the University's Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships, based on the above criteria. Beyond the above criteria, the appointment of students to receive this scholarship shall follow the University's guidelines for the awarding of scholarships.

Need Based

Eligibility Criteria
Junior   Senior  

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