Golf tourney to raise money for Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

Published: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 03:33 PM.

Since the Carolina Classic started, it has award 1,637 scholarships to mostly students of the enlisted on a “needs basis” and for merit, he said.

“We wanted to say thanks to them (the enlisted men and women) by sending their kids to school,” Braaten said.

Nationally, the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation has funded nearly 30,000 scholarships valued at more than $70 million since its inception in 1962. Last year, more than $6 million was awarded to 1,909 students nationwide.

North Carolina usually garners the most scholarships awarded through the fundraisers, Braaten said.

“We’re not the biggest fundraiser, but we are the largest of any of the states as far as how many scholarship recipients we have, and I think that is great,” he said.

About 86 percent of the students who get the scholarships graduate, and 54 percent of the scholarship recipients are first-generation college students, Braaten said.

Anyone wishing to be a sponsor of this year’s Carolina Classic scholarship tournament may contact Braaten at 349-6962 or go to the website www.mcsf.org.



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