WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, the Nation’s oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships to military children, will participate in Marine Corps Day at Nationals Park and honor the service and sacrifices of our country’s heroes.
During the pre-game ceremonies, Scholarship Foundation leadership and military guests will take the field to present the game line-up card and officially start the game between the Washington Nationals and the Detroit Tigers with the play ball announcement. Margaret Davis, President and CEO of the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, will present scholarship eligibility awards to the children of Sergeant Jeremiah Workman USMC, who received the Navy Cross for his heroic actions in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Sergeant Major Joseph E. VanFonda USMC, who serves on the leadership team of the Wounded Warrior Regiment.
“Sgt Workman and SgtMaj VanFonda and their families today represent all Marine Corps families across the country. They give so much for this country; it is a privilege to honor them by educating their children,” said Davis.
In the current academic year, the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation has awarded $6,000,000 in scholarships to more than 1,900 children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen. The Scholarship Foundation provides critical support to Marine families as the economy continues to recover and the ever-increasing costs of higher education significantly outpace the average military family income.
Lieutenant General Willie Williams will throw the first pitch and the U.S. Marine Corps Band will play the national anthem as part of tonight’s pre-game ceremonies at Nationals Park.
About the Foundation: The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is the Nation’s oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships to military children. Since its inception in 1962, the Scholarship Foundation has provided more than 30,000 scholarships, valued at over $70,000,000, to children whose Marine or Navy Corpsmen parents have been killed or wounded in combat or have demonstrated financial need. For more information on the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, please visit http://www.mcsf.org/.