Scholarships available for Marine dependents

If you are the dependent of someone who served as a Marine or Navy Corpsman who worked with Marines, you are eligible for a scholarship through the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation.

An informational reception hosted by the Office of the President will be held from 3-5 p.m. Nov. 18 in Lory Student Center Rm. 300. Foundation representatives will be on hand to provide information. Complete information on opportunities, eligibility requirements and deadlines are also available online.

Applications are due March 1, 2013, for the academic year 2015-2016. This year, more than 2,194 students in the United States received assistance at an average of over $3,000 per year. There are 49 recipients in Colorado, with 16 currently at CSU.

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, now 50-years-old, has awarded scholarships to over 33,000 students for use in meeting the costs of college or vocational school education and founded in 1962. It has provided financial assistance to over 33,000 students in a total amount of just over $90 million.