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Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

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By MGen. Pete Talleri, USMC (Ret.)

“We owe an enormous debt of gratitude to the servicemen and women who have sacrificed so much to protect our nation,” said Dave Cooper, CEO, Anglicotech, LLC. “We are honored to partner with the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation to help give the children of our severely wounded Marines and Navy Corpsmen the opportunity to go to college.” The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is a privately funded, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides academic scholarships to children of United States Marines and Navy Corpsmen, with particular attention given to children whose parent was killed or wounded in combat, and those with demonstrated financial need.

The Scholarship Foundation is the Nation’s oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarship to military children. Their funding is provided by private supporters, including individuals, corporations, and other nonprofit foundations. The organization’s slogan is “Honoring Marines by Educating Their Children.” Since its founding in 1962, the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation has provided

more than 30,000 scholarships, valued at over $80,000,000. For the 2013-2014 academic year, the Scholarship Foundation announced a record $6,600,000 in scholarships to 2,040 sons and daughters of U.S. Marines and Navy Corpsmen. The scholarships provide opportunities for students that cannot afford the full cost of higher education or vocational/technical training, while increasing their chances for success in their personal and professional lives. Scholarship recipients have Marine and Navy Corpsmen parents that are honorably discharged, active duty, retired, wounded in combat, and killed in action.

The Chairman of the Scholarship Foundation’s Board of Directors is Lieutenant General Martin R. Steele USMC (Ret.) Margaret B. Davis has served as the President and CEO of the Scholarship Foundation since 2009.

Pictured: Anglicotech’s CEO, David Cooper, attends the Marine Corps Scholarship Fund dinner at the Tampa Bay Yacht Club. He enjoyed the special evening with retired Marine Corps Major Generals Peter Talleri (left) and Gene Deegan (center).