Department of Pennsylvania
Marine Corps League

 Scholarship Program


Department of Pennsylvania, Marine Corps League and Marine Corps League Auxiliary, Members, Member Spouses, Children and Grandchildren and children of U.S. Marines, FMF Corpsmen and FMF Navy Chaplains (serving with a Marine unit) who were killed in combat are eligible for a scholarship award. 

All applicants must meeting the following requirements: 

  • The Applicant or Sponsor (spouse, parent, grandparent or guardian) must be a member in good standing of the Department of Pennsylvania, Marine Corps League or Auxiliary for one year prior to applying. (Waived if applicant’s parent was a Marine, Corpsmen or Chaplain killed in combat.) Good standing means that the member’s membership dues are paid in full at the time the application is submitted and at the time the scholarship funds are disbursed. Failure to remain in good standing may jeopardize scholarship applications for subsequent years. 

  • The Applicant must be a high school graduate or have received a GED and be accepted or enrolled at an institution of higher learning. Institutions of higher learning include accredited community colleges, colleges, universities and technical (trade) schools. A letter of acceptance is required for first year applicants.

  • Eligibility is limited to completion of four years of study or a bachelor’s degree, whichever comes first. A scholarship will only be awarded to First, Second, Third, and Fourth year undergraduate students. The renewing Applicants must successfully maintain academic standards for undergraduate studies and must reapply for a scholarship each year the student is eligible. Graduate students are not eligible to receive a scholarship. 

  • The Applicant must enroll at an institution of higher learning on a full-time (minimum 12 credits/semester) basis. If the Applicant a member of the Department of Pennsylvania, Marine Corps League and is a veteran of the armed forces of the United States, the applicant must be enrolled on a part-time (minimum 6 credits/semester) basis.  

In order to apply for a scholarship, an eligible applicant must complete and submit an application each year.  Forms and instructions can be downloaded using the link below.  

Please contact the Scholarship Committee with questions.




  The Marine Corps League of Pennsylvania is always in need of additional funds to support its annual academic scholarship program.  Please give your favorable consideration to making a donation to this program through the Marine Corps League of Pennsylvania Foundation, Inc.