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Oppenheimer-Stein Marine Corps Scholarship Program

The family of Brigadier General Harold L. Oppenheimer, USMCR and his mother, Doris Jones Stein, established the Oppenheimer-Stein Marine Corps Scholarship at Harvard University in their memory. Its purpose is to provide financial assistance for dependents of Marines who are pursuing undergraduate studies at Harvard University.The Marine Corps University Foundation provides merit awards to undergraduate students admitted to or already enrolled at Harvard in support of costs associated with their education. Those awards are based on need and a parent’s honorable service while on active duty in the Marine Corps. Recipients must be sons or daughters of a Marine who (1) is on active duty, (2) has been honorably discharged after a minimum of five years active duty, or (3) died on active duty. Students who maintain a full-time status and are in good academic standing may qualify for a renewal of the grant for each of their undergraduate years.A student who meets the above requirements should submit a written request for the grant to the Oppenheimer-Stein Harvard Marine Corps Scholarship. Submit the following documentation: (1) Proof of a parent’s honorable, active duty service in the Marine Corps for a minimum of five years [DD214 or proof of current active duty assignment, position, address and other appropriate contact information] (2) Copy of Harvard’s Certificate of Admission (3) Copy of Harvard’s Financial Aid Offer to include any ROTC Scholarship.

Colonel Franklin Brooke Nihart Award

Recognizes a Command and Staff College (CSC) student who writes the best Master of Military Studies thesis paper as judged by a CSC Awards Committee on depth of scholarship, clarity of presentation, originality of interpretation and applicability to the warfighter. The Marine Corps University Foundation funds the Colonel Franklin Brooke Nihart Award through the generous donations from the late Colonel Franklin Brooke Nihart, USMC (Ret) and his wife, Mary Helen Nihart, to support advanced professional military education.

Laura W. Bush Scholarship

Eligibility Dolphin Scholarship Foundation grants are available, on a competitive basis, to high school or college children/stepchildren (unmarried, under age 24 at time of deadline) of: (1) members or former members of the Submarine Force who have qualified in submarines and have served in the Submarine Force for at least eight years; or of (2) Navy members who have served in submarine support activities (e.g., submarine bases, tenders, and rescue vessels) for a minimum of ten years. These years of service need not be consecutive. Qualifying time must have been served on active duty; time served as a Naval Academy or NROTC midshipman, in "Boot Camp", or as a member of the inactive or Selected Naval Reserve cannot be used to establish eligibility. The time in service requirement may be waived for qualified submariners who have been medically retired or medically discharged from the Navy due to injury or illness which occurred in the line of duty. There is no minimum period of service for children of personnel who died while on active duty in the Submarine Force. SUMMARY OF ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA Students - High school senior or college student - Child or stepchild of member or former member of the U.S. Navy Submarine Force - Unmarried on March 15 - Under age 24 on March 15 - Scholar must attend a four year accredited college or university and intend to work toward a BS or BA degree Sponsors Sponsor must meet one (1) of the following requirements: - Sponsor must be qualified in submarines and served on active duty in the Submarine Force for a minimum of 8 years. or - Sponsor must have served on active duty in submarine support activities for a minimum of 10 years. Additional Criteria - Service years do not need to be consecutive. - Student is eligible if his or her Sponsor died on active duty while serving in the Submarine Force. - Time in service requirement may be waived by DSF if Sponsor qualified in submarines and was medically discharged or retired due to injury or illness which occurred in the line of duty.

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