The Marlee Foundation
Since 2015, The Marlee Foundation has awarded more than $500,000 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. Gifts are also provided for trade and technical school. The application process for the 2020-2021 academic year is now closed. Please refer back to this page for future opportunities for subsequent academic years.
To learn more about The Marlee Foundation, please visit www.marleefoundation.com.
The 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.
2020-2021 Scholarship Recipients
The Navy SEAL Museum is honored to offer a Scholarship Program in support of children of the Special Operations community. Receiving 43 applications, The Marlee Foundation worked with the Museum to gift over $100,000 this year to deserving students who are bound for college, trade, and technical school. Congratulations to our 2020-2021 scholarship recipients.
|Cassandra||Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ.|
|Gabrielle||NC State University|
|Virginia||University of Mississippi|
|Callie||NC State University|
|Kian||Southeastern Louisiana University|
|Nicholas||College of Creative Studies|
|Wesley||Sandhills Community College|
|David||Central Carolina CC|
|Sydney||Kennesaw State University|
|James||William & Mary|
|Jocelyn||Grove City College|
|Karina||University of Tennessee|
|Gavin||College of William & Mary|
|Ashley||UNC Chapel Hill|
|Alston||College of William & Mary|
|Erin||Arizona State University|
|Michael||Virginia Wesleyan University|
|Kaleigh||West Virginia University|
|Luke||Western Carolina University|
|Britton||University of Alabama|
|Allison||NC State University|
|Cayte||William & Mary|
|Miranda||University of Tampa|
|Valerie||Florida State University|
|Jacob||NC State University|
|Tierra||James Madison University|
|Justin||Appalachian State University|
|Jenna||East Carolina University|
|Paul||East Carolina University|
|Jacquelyn||Florida State University|
|Nicholas||Virginia Military Institute|
|Fiona||University of Mary Washington|
|Max||Texas Tech University|
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.