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The Education Trust is pleased to announce the availability of ten (10) scholarships of $1,000 each for the Class of 2025. Last year there were only seven (7) qualified applicants and all seven were awarded scholarships. Applications must be submitted on line. Detailed instructions on how to submit an application for a scholarship is provided below. Prospective applicants should take note of the eligibility rules.

To be eligible for consideration, you must be:

  1) a United States citizen;
  2) unmarried without dependents and not pregnant;
  3) have good moral character;
  4) at least 16 years old and not more than 23;
  5) a graduating senior with a minimum Unweighted GPA of 3.5;
  6) in the top 25% of the graduating class.

Things to think about as you prepare to apply for the scholarship:

Prepare a hand written (not typed) essay using ink pen on plain unlined white 8.5x11 paper. In not more than 250 words, please express your career goals, your view on personal integrity, and your view on the meaning of loyalty. You may want to rewrite it several times to improve the essay. Be sure you have at least one inch margins on the top and sides. The essay will be judged on content as well as grammar and neatness

You will be required to obtain letters of recommendation; one each from an English teacher, a mathematics teacher, a science teacher, an adult outside of school who has known you for three or more years and who is not your relative. A letter of recommendation from either your high school principle or high school counselor should also be included. Make sure the writers of your letters of recommendation understand that the letters should be succinct and not more than one page in length. The letter should concentrate on leadership traits. Have the letters of recommendation delivered to your military instructor.

You will need to submit an official full length photograph in uniform. Photograph must be mounted on a 8.5x11 inch sheet of white paper. Cadet last name, first name and middle initial, name suffix if any, cadet rank and date must be included. Check with your military instructor regarding the proper format of an official full length photograph.

When you are ready to complete the application, send an e-mail to, the Chairman of the Selection Committee, requesting the application fill-in form. The application is a PDF document in Adobe Acrobat Reader format. Fill in the blanks on the form to provide the information requested.

Your application must be completed fully and must be received no later than 5:00 PM on Friday, March 7, 2025 for you to be eligible for consideration. No late applications will be accepted, so please ask any questions regarding the application process well before the due date to avoid any delay.

Application checklist for the student:

PLEASE be sure you complete ALL the requirements exactly as specified. Failure to follow the specifications EXACTLY will result in automatic rejection.

Use Adobe Acrobat Reader to fill in the blanks on the application form sent to you by the Chairman of the Marine Corps Reserve Association Education Trust.

Scan your Official full length photograph in uniform with cover in preparation for submission via Internet. Your photo must be submitted as a PDF document

Scan your HAND WRITTEN essay of not more than 250 words in preparation for submission via Internet. Your essay must be submitted as a PDF document

Send your application to the Chairman of the Selection Committee ( via Internet. Send the completed application fill-in form, your official photograph, and your hand written essay as attachments to your Internet e-mail.

Ask the military instructor to scan the letters of recommendation in preparation for submission, and then send the letters as attachments to a letter to the Chairman of the Selection Committee ( via Internet. All letters must be submitted individually as PDF documents

Finally arrange for your school to send an official High School Transcript via e-mail to

Note: Scholarship funds will be sent to the institution you have indicated and may be used for tuition only.


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The Trust is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) Public Charity. An Employer Identification Number (EIN) of 46-7247920 was assigned to the Trust and this number may be used to check for the latest IRS Form 990 filed with the agency. See the Contact Info page on how to check the IRS information.

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