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Scholarship Alert: Applications for 2012-2013 Awards Due 30 April

the marines’ memorial association will award 20 scholarships for the academic year beginning in August 2012. Two of the scholarships are for $10,000 each and five scholarships are for $5,000 each. The remainder are for $2500 each. All eligible Mem- bers, children or grandchildren of Members are invited to apply. This year, the Board will award two (2) Sergeants Henry and

Jeanne Rose Scholarships in the amount of $10,000 each. This scholarship is awarded in the name of two Marine Sergeants who left their entire estate to the MMA. These scholarships are the largest dollar amount the Association has ever awarded. Our program will award five (5) Bechtel Engineering and

Science Scholarships of $5000 each to our Members’ eligible children or grandchildren who are either graduating high school seniors or are enrolled in institutions of higher education. The S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation funds these scholarships to make the study of science, technology, engineering and math more attractive. Bechtel Engineering and Construction is the largest engineering and construction company in the United States. The company’s signifi- cant engineering and construction achievements include the Hoover Dam on the Colorado River, the Channel Tunnel between England and France, BART in the Bay Area, the Washington, DC Metro, and the rebuilding of the London Underground. The Evelyn Bukovac Hamilton Health Care Scholarship is named for Marine Evelyn Bukovac, who served in the Marine Corps shortly after World War II and then, again, during the Korean War. Ms. Hamilton left her estate to the MMA and the scholar- ship in her name is for $2500 to our Members’ eligible children or grandchildren who are either graduating high school seniors or are enrolled in institutions of higher education and studying fields related to health care. The Colonel Richard Hallock Scholarship is in honor of Army Colonel Richard Hallock USA (Ret.). Colonel Hallock was very proud of his MMA membership and his wife, Mrs. Hallock, con- tinues her affiliation today. We will award two (2) Colonel Richard Hallock Scholarships in the amount of $2500 each. One (1) $2500 Edmund K. Gross Scholarship, in memory of Mr. Gross from a close friend who wishes to remain anonymous, and

one (1) $2500 McCullough Family Educational Scholarship, also from an anonymous donor, will be awarded to students studying to be teachers. The Marines’ Memorial Tribute Scholarship is designed to aid military personnel leaving full time service and entering an undergraduate college program. All military personnel who have transitioned from active duty to reserve or civilian status within the last three years may apply. We will award four (4) $2500 Marines’ Memorial Tribute Scholarships this year.

• The above categories are limited to undergraduate studies at accredited educational/technical institutions. Scholarships are not automatically renewable. Scholarship recipients must reapply each year and are limited to a total of four awards.

• Applications for the above scholarships are available at We will accept only one application per applicant. Completed applications must be postmarked no later than 30 April 2012.

In addition to the scholarships administered by the Marines’ Memorial Association, the Marine Corps Scholarship Association also awards four (4) Colonel Jack Barnes Scholarships based on a grant Colonel Barnes made to the MMA. The Association transferred this grant to the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation in 2002. These scholarships are awarded to Marine Members or deserv- ing sons and daughters of MMA Members who are US Marines; and to deserving sons and daughters of Members who have served as US Navy Corpsmen with the US Marine Corps. The scholarships range from $1000 to $2500, depending on the need of the applicant.

• Barnes scholarships are limited to undergraduate studies at accred- ited educational/technical institutions. Scholarships are not auto- matically renewable. Current scholarship recipients must reapply each year and are limited to a total of four awards.

• Children of Marines or Corpsmen who are not selected for schol- arships sponsored by the MMA will automatically be considered for general scholarships administered by the Marine Corps Schol- arship Foundation.


All donations received this quarter will be matched dollar for dollar, for as long as matching funds last! This matching challenge is made possible by a generous grant made by an anonymous donor. SUPPORT SCHOLARSHIPS AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF DOLLAR-FOR- DOLLAR MATCHING: ONLINE at or BY PHONE at 415.673.6672 x224.

ESTABLISH A NAMED SCHOLARSHIP Would you be interested in sponsoring a scholarship yourself and having the scholarship named after you or a loved one? With a $25,000 donation, we can work with you to establish such a scholarship. If you are interested, please contact Lecelia Harrison, either by phone at 415.673.6672 x293 or by E-mail at

The Marines’ Memorial Association is an IRC 501(c)(19) Veterans Organization and complies with the IRC 170(c)(3) of the US Tax Code. Your donation is 100% tax deductible.

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