Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
2018 Chicago Dinner
The Chicago Committee’s goal is to raise $30 million to ensure that every child of a severely injured Marine or Navy Corpsman has the opportunity to pursue his/her education. By providing $30,000 in scholarship funding, we hope to alleviate some of the financial pressure these families face when considering higher education or career technical education for their children. Over the next 20 years, there will be over 1,000 children who qualify for this program – today many are just toddlers. We have a long way to go in meeting that need. To date, with the support of the Chicago community, the Chicago Dinner has raised nearly $12 million of the $30 million we require.
The Foundation has the honor of presenting the prestigious Commandants' Award to Robert S. Morrison. Only 37 Marines have served as Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps. The first of these leaders, Samuel Nicholas’ commissioning declaration stated he demonstrated special trust and confidence, patriotism, valor, and fidelity. Recipients of this rarely bequeathed award have demonstrated exceptional leadership, service, and sacrifice on behalf of the U.S. Marine Corps and America. They embody the true spirit and persona of a Marine.
Since 1775, Marines have selflessly served America, and for over 50 years the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation has honored this service by educating their children. The organization provides scholarships for post-high school education to deserving sons and daughters of Marines.