Third Marine Division Memorial Scholarship


Scholarship Value: $1,500
Awards Available: 5

Following are the Eligibility Requirements:

A) Be the legal dependent child or grandchild of a military person who served in a 3rd Marine Division (Reinf) unit, and who lost his or her life while so serving as a result of combat actions, during the VIETNAM WAR, those operations known as DESERT STORM, DESERT SHIELD, IRAQI FREEDOM, ENDURING FREEDOM, and any future operations in Southwest Asia, or elsewhere in the rest of the world after the date of August 2, 1990; or

B) Be the dependent child or grandchild of deceased personnel who served in the 3rd Marine Division (Reinf) during combat operations during the VIETNAM WAR or in any 3rd Marine Division (Reinf) unit which served in combat operations during those operations DESERT STORM, DESERT SHIELD, IRAQI FREEDOM, ENDURING FREEDOM, and other Southwest Asia operations, or any in other military operation conducted by order of the President of the United States anywhere throughout the world, and whose post-war death has been legally determined by the Department of Veterans Affairs to have been the result of the veteran's service-connected wounds or other disabilities incurred during either of these periods of combat operations; or

C) Be the legal dependent child or grandchild of a deceased regular Annual or regular Life Member of the Association, said deceased Member to have held Association Membership for a period of at least two (2) consecutive years immediately prior to his or her death; or

D) Be the legal dependent child or grandchild of a regular Annual or regular Life Member of the Association, said Member to have held Association Membership for a period of at least two (2) consecutive years immediately prior to receipt of the first application for assistance by the eligible child or grandchild, and who continues his or her membership for the entire period of the dependent's assistance; and

E) Shall be unmarried and between the ages of sixteen (16) and twenty-three (23), both ages inclusive, as of the date of the original application for assistance; and

F) Shall make application for assistance consideration to the Secretary of the Fund's Board of Trustees, such application or applications to be submitted for receipt by the Secretary no later than May 31 of the year for which assistance is requested; and

G) Shall demonstrate to the Trustees need for the requested Fund financial assistance, and

H) Shall have a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.50 or higher at the time of the initial application; and shall maintain a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.50 or higher to demonstrate academic proficiency and continue in the program.

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