Navy SEAL Museum Ft. Pierce

The Marlee Foundation

Since 2015, The Marlee Foundation has awarded more than $800,000 in scholarships to graduating high school students of Special Operations Forces bound for college and trade or technical school. The Museum is honored to help facilitate the generous outreach of Mr. William Hale, President of The Marlee Foundation. Scholarships are awarded for undergraduate tuition for college based on financial need and merit. Gifts are also provided for trade and technical school.

  1. Download the application and fill it out.
  2. Return your application by mail to the Museum no later than May 12, 2024:

The National Navy SEAL Museum
3300 North Highway A1A
Fort Pierce Florida 34949
Attn: Scholarship Program
For questions or if you require additional support, please contact Lisa Fulton at (772) 595-5845 x 204.


The Ernest and Gisela Hale Scholarships for the Children of U.S. Special Operations Members in Cooperation with the National Navy SEAL Museum and the Army Unit Scholarship Fund

2022-2023 The Marlee Foundation Scholarship Recipients

Since 2015, the Marlee Foundation has gifted more than $800,000 to students of Special Operators. The Navy SEAL Museum is honored to work in partnership with Mr. Hale and his extraordinary team to make possible higher education, trade and technical school for many young people. Congratulations to our 2022-2023 Marlee Foundation Scholarship recipients.

First Name School
Mary Florida Atlantic University
Gabriel Old Dominion University
Margaret Mount Allison University
Joseph UNC Wilmington
Isabella University of Alabama
Karina University of Tennessee
Victoria University of Minnesota
Katelyn University of Tennessee
Tiffany Santa Fe College
Kendall University of North Florida
Max Texas Tech
Sam Texas Tech University
Alston William & Mary
Fiona Rose Salve Regina University
Madelynn University of Arkansas
Erin Arizona State
Madison Cazenovia College
Hayden N Carolina State University
Alexander University of Alabama
Britton University of Alabama
Kathryn Virginia Tech

The Museum is grateful for committed patriots like Mr. William Hale of The Marlee Foundation for his dedication to the higher education of children of the Special Operations individuals. Thank you to all who have generously contributed to this effort–an investment in the future of these bright and motivated young people.

The 2020 Marlee Foundation Scholarship “Incognito Photo Contest” Winners Announced

The Second Annual Marlee Foundation “Incognito Photo Contest” winners have been announced. The Marlee Foundation thoughtfully knit this collage together and selectively solicited votes for the final ten $500.00 scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year based solely on scholarship applicants’ “phone pic creativity.”

The image collage is a compilation of those submitted by students who were selected as recipients of the 2020-2021 Marlee Foundation scholarship awards. These images were distributed to a wide variety of judges comprised of military individuals, donors, foundation officers, and friends. The panel of distinguished judges was asked to submit votes for the students they thought submitted the most creative “incognito” photos.

These images allowed the Marlee Foundation and its contributors a glimpse into the personalities behind the applications, without revealing identities. The creativity of the top ten recipients earned them an additional $500 scholarship each.

All votes have been tallied and the winners have been announced as follows:

Numbers 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, and 18.

Applicant number 4 had the most votes, with numbers 2 and 12 tied for second place.

Thank you to all of these creative, fun-loving young people who participated. The Museum extends our most heartfelt gratitude to the patriots who have contributed to our Scholarship Program via the Marlee Foundation to help make higher education possible for these deserving students.