The sponsoring parent must be a member of the Third Marine Division Association in continuous good standing for at least two years immediately prior to receipt of the first application for assistance by the eligible parent and who continues his or her membership for the entire period of the dependent's assistance. Sponsoring parent means the Marine, Corpsman, or other, who served with the 3d Marine Division or in support of the Division at any time. Associate members do not qualify except if the Associate Member is the widow of a deceased regular Annual or Life Member who had qualifying 3d Marine Division service and Association membership. The dependent children of any military personnel who served in any 3d Marine Division (Rein) unit and who lost their lives as a result of combat actions while so serving in the operations known as Desert Shield and Desert Storm and any other Southwest Asia operations, after August 2, 1990, are eligible for the Fund's assistance whether or not the parent was a member of the Third Marine Division Association.
The child must be a dependent, unmarried child, age 16 to 23 for first time applicants, maximum age of 26 for continuing scholarships. Dependent child may include legally adopted children. Scholarships are not offered to grandchildren. Scholarships may be granted for up to four years for undergraduate work only. Trade schools may or may not qualify. Grants are made only for students wishing to attend schools in the United States or Canada. Grants are for the academic year beginning in August/September of the year in which application for consideration is made.
Students must maintain a "C" (2.0 GPA) average to continue in the program. Semester grade reports must be sent to the Secretary, Memorial Scholarship Fund, at the close of each semester to verify continued academic performance. Semester grade reports must be original official documents from the educational institution; on-line printouts, E-mails or copies are unacceptable. Grade reports from the educational institution must show the student's name, semester GPA and cumulative GPA.
Each academic year requires a new request for scholarship assistance. These applications will be sent automatically for students in the program the previous year. Applications should not be made prior to September 1 or after April 15th. All requests should contain the name and address of the sponsoring parents, the name and address of the student requesting the grant, and the sponsoring parent's Association membership status.
Students who fulfill the above requirements and apply for applications after September 1st of any year will receive the application shortly after January 1st of the following year. Completed applications, with required supporting documents, must be received by the Memorial Scholarship Fund Secretary by April 15 of the year aid is requested. Completed applications arriving after the April 15th deadline will be returned unopened, with no exceptions.
Address questions and correspondence to:
MGySgt James G. Kyser USMC(Ret)
Secretary, Memorial Scholarship Fund
15727 Vista Drive
Dumfries, VA 22025-1810
Contact: Jim Kyser at firstname.lastname@example.org