Navy SEAL Museum Ft. Pierce
The Navy SEAL Museum Scholarship Program
The Navy SEAL Museum Scholarship Program

The Scholarship Program

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Important Upcoming Dates and Deadlines For the 2024-2025 Academic Year

  • April 1 – Online and mail-in applications will open.
  • May 8 – Online applications will close & mail-in applications must be received at the Museum.
  • July 15 – Families will begin being notified of their awards.
  • August 1 – Awards will be distributed to families on or before this date.

With exceeding gratitude to our generous donors who make our Scholarship Program possible, the Museum is excited to announce another year of support to our students.

Please read about each of the three arms of The Scholarship Program–The Marlee Foundation, Trident Tuition Funds, and The Ernest and Suzanne Litty Foundation–to learn which one is best suited for your student. Eligibility and guidelines for each program differ. You may only apply to one of the three options: The Marlee Foundation, Trident Tuition Funds, or The Ernest and Suzanne Litty Foundation. Your student is only eligible to apply for one of the Scholarship Program options.

Thank you for your interest in the Navy SEAL Museum’s Scholarship Program. We are looking forward to another successful academic year.

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Feedback From Our Grateful Families

“I wanted to reach out and say a huge thank you for the recent scholarship that I was awarded. Receiving this scholarship means the world to me because I am able to continue my education and pursue my lifelong goal of becoming an entrepreneur.”


PLEASE APPLY TO ONLY ONE PROGRAM. If there are duplicate applications for the Trident Tuition Funds and Litty Scholarship Program, one will be deleted at our discretion.


You will be notified of awards by the email address entered during your application process. Please make sure that is the correct email address for notification.

With the committed partnership of the Marlee Foundation, Trident Tuition Funds, and the Ernest and Suzanne Litty Scholarship Fund, the Navy Museum has awarded almost 2 million dollars in scholarships to date. One of four charitable outreaches of the Museum’s Trident House Charities Program, the Scholarship Program falls under the Museum’s 501(c)3 status (Tax ID: 59-2569073).

Made possible by the generous donations of caring benefactors like you, the Museum’s Scholarship Program offers gifts in various amounts to the children of Special Operators for their private and higher education.

The Marlee Foundation has partnered with the Museum since 2015, 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.

Sponsored by Tim and Pati Walsh, Trident Tuition Funds was created in 2020 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 facing financial hardship.

Jay and Ginny Litty joined this education initiative in 2021 in generous support of these special young people.
The sacrifices our Special Operations and their families make are immeasurable. The Navy SEAL Museum is exceedingly grateful for our donors who make this program possible.
We are a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. Your support is greatly needed, deeply appreciated, and makes a difference in the lives of many.

To make a contribution, please visit our Support Page.

The Marlee Foundation

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. 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 Preschool through college. You may join them in supporting these families by making a donation from the Support page on our website.

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Ernest and Suzanne Litty Scholarship Fund

The Litty family founded the Ernest and Suzanne Litty Scholarship Foundation, effective the 2021-2022 academic year. Created to honor their parents who were passionate about education and self-betterment, the Ernest and Suzanne Litty Scholarship Fund offers financial support to the dependents of Active Navy SEAL families and veterans.

Feedback From Our Grateful Families

“Thank you so much for the scholarship that we received earlier this month. Yesterday was Cadyn’s first day of school and we are so grateful for your help. Thank you again for the continued support!”

“We recently received our Trident Tuition Funds and wanted to thank you and Tim and Pati Walsh again for this amazing financial aid. Our family is so thankful to be able to continue our private schooling journey in challenging times. Without your help, this would not have been possible. Our boys were ecstatic to find out that they could attend the school they chose and learn in a manner best suited for them. We are forever grateful!”

“We can’t thank you enough. We really appreciate the support you provide. I am ELATED to receive this message. Thank you so much for the opportunity to utilize the funds for our daughter’s education. We are thrilled to accept this generous check. Thank you so much for the Trident Tuition Funds–they will be greatly appreciated.”

“Just wanted to thank you again. We are so grateful! Really do appreciate it sooo much. Thank you for all that you do!”

“We are so grateful for this scholarship, again many thanks from our ohana to the Museum for this opportunity. We appreciate all the help.”

“Thank you very much. We are so very grateful for your consideration.”

“We would like to thank you for making this possible; this will help our family tremendously.”

“Thank you so much! Our family greatly appreciates this support. Thank you again.”

“My wife and I are overwhelmed with gratitude. Thank you so much! We are thrilled your organization is able to help us provide this opportunity to our son.”

“We are so excited and grateful for this scholarship. Thank you, thank you, thank you!”

“Oh, my goodness! HAPPY TEARS over here! Thank you so very much! This will help tremendously! Thank you so much. I am beyond grateful for this!”

“Thank you so much for the scholarship–we feel so fortunate. We are so grateful for this program! The kids sacrifice the most.”

“Thank you very much for the scholarship for Haylee & JP's preschool! We are very thankful for the support from the Navy SEAL Museum and the Trident Tuition Funds program. They love all the fun things they get to do at school!”

“This is wonderful news, thank you so much! Thank you again and again– this helps our two kids and family so much, and keeps them at their school that we love!”

“What wonderful news to wake up to! Thank you so much! We are very grateful! This will help us tremendously. We will put it to good use.”

“Thank you for selecting our child for the scholarship from the Trident Tuition Program. It is greatly appreciated.”

“Great news! Thank you. This will go a long way in helping us pay for Lila’s tuition.”

“Wow! Thank you for the support. It really means a lot, especially out here in Hawaii!”

“We are very thankful to hear from you. We are humbled and appreciate the tremendous assistance.”

“Thank you very much! That is so great to hear, it will go a long way for the kids this year! We truly do appreciate it.”

“This is so exciting and appreciated! Two kids in private school now is daunting but we are making it work and you are a huge help! Thank you again and again!”

“That is great news, we sincerely appreciate it! The scholarship will go towards some new uniform pieces and/or school tuition for Ryder.”

“WOW, thank you so very much for this incredible scholarship, we are grateful more than words can express. With heartfelt gratitude.”

“Thank you! We’re excited and blessed for the scholarship contribution."

“Thank you so much! We are very grateful and the kids will appreciate the in-person education that they got last year and will continue to get next year. We are very pleased with the Catholic school education and the scholarships really help to make it happen for us. Thank you again.”

“My wife and I are ecstatic to hear the news. We want to thank the Trident Tuition Funds for the generous subsidy towards Lozen's tuition."