Incorporated by an act of Congress in 1937, the Marine Corps League perpetuates the traditions and
spirit of ALL Marines who proudly wear or who have worn the eagle, globe and anchor of the Corps.
Scholarship Eligibility Requirements and Qualifications
A. Consideration will be given to applicants in the following order:
1. Members of the John C. Hernstrom Illowa Detachment, Marine Corps League.
2. Any detachment members child, spouse, widow, widower, grandchild, stepchild or children-in-law of a member of the Illowa Detachment, Marine Corps League.
3. Any U.S. Marine assigned to the local I&I staff or Recruiting Station, or members of the local Rock Island Marine Corps Reserve unit.
B. The Scholarship Committee will be made up of four members, one of which will be the paymaster. The Commandant will attend the meeting for the sole purpose of casting a tie-breaking vote.
C. The scholarship applications should be downloaded from the detachment's website - www.illowamarines.org or obtained from a committee member. All papers are to be returned to the committee NOT LATER than 30 June in order to be considered for the coming school year.
D. The detachment paymaster will notify applicants within 2 weeks of the committee's decision regarding the amount of award and the time and location of the detachment's picnic; where the awards will be presented. The awards are to be NO less that $250. If not notified by 15 July, it means award was not approved.
E. ONLY STUDENTS may download or request the application and they must fill out the application.
F. Applications are good for only 1 year. New applicants will be given first consideration, then renewals will be considered.
G. Proof of enrollment to an accredited college, university, trade, or vocational school for the upcoming semester must be submitted with the application.
H. Submit a copy of your high school or college transcripts as applicable.
I. A letter in the applicants' own words expressing current educational goals and objectives must be included with the package.
J. One letter of recommendation from a person, other than a family member, must accompany the application. The writer of said letter must have known applicant for a minimum of three years.
K. Awards must be claimed by December 31 of the award year. If not claimed, monies will revert back to the Detachment.
L. The Detachment member MUST be a participating member in good standing for at least 1 year before they can sponsor someone for a scholarship or apply for it themselves. If the Detachment relative/sponsor has passed he/she must have been a member in good standing for the membership year prior to passing.
M. All decisions by the scholarship committee are FINAL. There is no appeal process.