The Scholarship Program

College tuition scholarships are awarded to children of U.S. Special Operations members. The sacrifices our Special Operations families make are immeasurable. The Navy SEAL Museum is humbled to have committed partners who come alongside our families and help support the higher education of these kids through our Trident House Charities Scholarship Program.

Comprised of four tenants, the Trident House Charities Program seeks to serve Special Operations by addressing their needs and the needs of their families. One arm of this outreach is our Scholarship Program. Made possible by the generous donations of caring benefactors like yourselves, The Museum’s Scholarship Program offers gifts in various amounts to the children of Special Operations individuals.

The Marlee Foundation has been doing this successfully for several years, helping fund the higher education of hardworking students who aspire to attend college, trade, or technical school. Mr. William Hale spearheaded this inspiring initiative, impacting the lives of young people who might otherwise not have the opportunity to attend school.

New this year is the addition of Trident Tuition Funds. Sponsored by Tim and Pati Walsh, Trident Tuition Funds was created to honor one of the first Scouts & Raiders, J.W. Lunde. This initiative provides financial support to the dependents of Naval Special Warfare individuals who wish to provide a private education for their preschool-age children, private school for children Kindergarten through 12th grade, and to help supplement college tuition for students at university.

The application process for the 2020-2021 academic year for both the Marlee Foundation and Trident Tuition Funds is now closed. Thank you to all who submitted applications for consideration. Awards in various amounts have been determined and distributed to a very deserving group of young people. Congratulations to our rising 2020-2021 students.

The Marlee Foundation

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. You make contribute to this program at our Support page.

Trident Tuition Funds

Trident Tuition Funds

Mr. and Mrs. Walsh started this education initiative for the 2020-2021 academic year to impact the lives of students from the Special Operations community from Pre-K through college. You may join them in supporting these families by making a donation from the Support page on our website.