The Montford Point Marine Association (MPMA) is a military veteran's organization, founded to memorialize the legacy of the first African Americans to serve in the United States Marine Corps. The first African American Marines were trained at Camp Montford Point, in Jacksonville, North Carolina, from 1942 to 1949.
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Scholarship Programs

Montford Point Marine Association as well as other organization and branches of the Armed Forces look forward to the future. There is no better way to protect the future than by helping our young people obtain a higher education.

The Montford Point Marine Association, Inc. has a National Scholarship Program. The scholarship program awarded the first scholarship in April 2003 in honor of Brooks Gray, one of the original founders of MPMA. Point of contact for the Montford Point Marine Association, Inc. National Scholarship program is the Scholarship Director Mr. James Maillard . He can be reached by phone at (718) 261-9640.

Mail Applications to:

Mr. James Maillard
MPMA National Scholarship Director
7714 113th Street #2G
Forest Hills, New York 11375-7119
Tel/Voice Mail (718) 261-9640 Fax: (718) 261-3021 Email: Scholarships@montfordpointmarines.com

Several local chapters have also implemented scholarship programs:

MPMA also supports the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation Program,
more information can be obtained by clicking on the link.

Supporting our youth and educating them is the key to the future.

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For more info you can contact The Scholarship Director:

Mr. James Maillard

Scholarships@montfordpointmarines.org

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THE U.S. SERVICEMEMBER’S GUIDE TO ACADEMIC PROGRAMS AND AID

Military branches and non-profits provide active duty service members, veterans, and their family member with ample funding opportunities for college. Funding and training for current personnel are usually designed to help you complete a certificate or degree program around your military schedule. Veterans have access to monthly school funding of up to $1,500 per month and career development training. Spouses and children of servicemembers and veterans are often eligible for tuition, educational supply assistance, and child-care aid.

Please note the programs discussed in this article exclusively apply to U.S. military servicemembers. (Click below for complete details)

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Post-9/11 GI Bill: Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship

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Scholarship honors Corps’ first African-American officer

Frederick C. Branch, the first African-American officer in the Marine Corps, is pinned as a second lieutenant by his wife Nov. 10, 1945. In honor of his achievement, the Marine Corps offer Frederick C. Branch Leadership Scholarships to students at 17 historically black colleges and universities across the country.

Frederick C. Branch, the first African-American officer in the Marine Corps, is pinned as a second lieutenant by his wife Nov. 10, 1945. In honor of his achievement, the Marine Corps offer Frederick C. Branch Leadership Scholarships to students at 17 historically black colleges and universities across the country. Full Story

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FREDERICK C. BRANCH MARINE CORPS LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP

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San Diego Chapter 12 Proudly Announces the 2013

Scholarship Program Awardees

Miss. Linsey

Linsey was born May 4, 1995 in San Diego CA and grew up in Oceanside. She enjoys spending time at the beach. She was home schooled for kindergarten and first grade, then attended Empressa Elementary for second grade and Temple Heights for the remainder of elementary school.

She then attended Roosevelt Middle School and graduated from Vista High for high school with a GPA of 3.9. She has strived to always do her best in school, working to keep a high GPA, as well as excelling in math and science. One of her greatest joy has been being a Vista High School cheerleader where she could root on her school’s teams. She has spent most of her life fundraising and giving back to her community.

She has been involved with the Muscular Dystrophy Association as an Ambassador helping with telethons, fundraising and multiple walks and rolls. Make-A-Wish and Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (S. M. A.) are two other organizations she has spent time doing community outreach and fundraising with. She hopes to one day use her personal experience to help families who have children with life-threating conditions.

Although life has not been easy for her because of her disability, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, she has worked hard and has always dreamed of being a Doctor. Linsey will be attending UCSD in the fall as a Biology/Pre Med major.

 

Mr. Matthew

Matthew was born Red Bluff Ca. on June 28th, 1995. For most of my life I grew up with a single mother, moving around fairly often and at one point changing schools five years in a row. He attend Oceanside High school and will be graduating in the top 1% of his class. He have been a part of many clubs including the chess club, Junior Civitan Club as well as the H3 community service club. He was an executive board member of the National Honor Society at as well as the vice president of the American Sign Language Club. He have taken a total of eleven Advanced Placement tests which has helped him to earn the AP Scholar with Distinction, The President’s Award for Academic Excellence, and the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award.

The summer before his senior year he was fortunate enough to attend Stanford University in the High School Summer College Program and was able to successfully take and pass two undergraduate classes with real Stanford students. This program has inspired him to become a mathematics professor, which eventually narrowed down to wanting to be a professor at a local community college. His two main interests are hacky sack and photography. He feel that it is a good way to bring together people who would normally stay separated. He bought my first DSLR camera around 6 months ago and have fallen in love with it. Specifically, I enjoy macro photography, light streak photography and High Dynamic Range photography.

He will be attending Marshall College at the University of California San Diego pursuing a degree in Applied Mathematics. His ultimate goal is attending Stanford University for graduate school.

 

Mr. Cameron Roberts

Cameron Roberts of San Diego CA. He is a high achieving student at Saint Augustine High School where his academic achievements have earned him many honors. 

He is on the Academic Principal List and Honor Roll. He is a member of the California Scholarship Federation, plays Varsity Lacrosse and Club Lacrosse. He is a member of the African Alliance Club, IRC Club, Key club, and Rotary Interact Club. He is the recipient of several recognitions, such as a student representative at the Annual Holocaust Art and Writing Contest for poetry writing at Chapman University.  He was selected by the California State Assembly to participate in the California Holocaust Memorial Project by which he interviewed Holocaust victims. He was selected as the San Diego District Finalist for the Blacks in Government organization's Speech Competition and he was the Second Place Regional Finalist. 

He is actively involved in various organizations, including the Boys 2 Men Mentoring Organization and the Pathway 2 College organization. He attends Holy Spirit Catholic Church where he serves as a Youth Leader and for the San Diego Food Bank and Jackie Robinson YMCA Toys for Tots program. Serves as youth Ambassador at the International Rescue Committee, tutors students in Math and provides community service in support of the Wounded Warrior Project. Cameron served as the San Diego Chambers of Commerce Youth Ambassador. He will be attending the University of California Santa Cruz this fall and he will be majoring in Biology. He has aspirations of going to medical school to become a doctor. 

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MPMA 2010 National Scholarship recipient excel’s in

University of Maryland Agriculture, Animal Science

Ms. LaVonna Livingston

A Baltimore Maryland native is the 2010 scholarship awardee, Ms Livingston interest to interact with nature and animals has proven here abilities and qualities as an outstanding student while attending Baltimore City Public School. During her Sophomore year she went to Pigeon Key, Florida to learn about coral reefs, sea turtles and study aqutic life by snorkling. A talented person, she hopes to participate in a study-abroad program, join a Sorority and eventually enter the Peace Corps.

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MPMA 2009 National Scholarship recipient excel’s in

education and sports endeavors

Erik Gaylorn

Erik Gaylord

An Atlanta, GA native and game winning baseball player for Darton College, Albany GA, Erik Gaylord had a huge day in the Cavs' win against No. 3 Chipola,

Updated: 7:31 AM Feb 24, 2010

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Continuing Education for Veterans

Sailor-Marine American Council On Education Registry Transcript (SMART)

SMART assists servicemembers in obtaining ACE-recommended college credit for military training and occupational experience.

An official transcript endorsing and recommending college credit for military education and training and recognized by the American Council on Education (ACE) increases college credit awarded, enhances opportunities to complete a college degree, and offset tuition assistance costs through increased college and university recognition of military schools and experience for credit.

Military Transcript Requests

You may be able to waive your physical education course requirements and receive credits for your military training or education.  The first step you need to complete to claim credits is to request a transcript for your military service.  Each service will provide unofficial personal copies of your transcript and send an official copy to your institution at no charge.  Each branch of the military has their own system for recording your military education and experience credits. 

Army (AARTS Transcripts)


Navy/Marine Corps (SMART Transcripts)

Visit https://smart.navy.mil/smart/dodMandatoryBanner.do

  • For more information about SMART transcripts, visit https://smart.navy.mil


Air Force (Community College of the Air Force)

Visit http://www.au.af.mil/au/ccaf/transcripts.asp


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TROOPS TO TEACHERS PROGRAM

We are proud to announce that there has been some major changes regarding registration and eligibility for the Troops to Teachers program. Effective January 2, 2013, Troops to Teachers offices nationwide are now able to provide personalized counseling and referral assistance to all military members, past or present, who have served honorably. Troops to Teachers registration is open to all veterans regardless of time in service who have an interest in education in Pre-K public , Charter, Bureau funded and DoDEA as school teachers, resource teachers and non-instructional positions such as paraprofessionals, teachers aides, counselors, psychologists, school nurses, librarians, media specialists, speech therapists, audiologists, physiotherapists, resource officers, school principals, and vice principals Please see the attached press release for more information. Registration is open to any veteran whose last period of service is characterized as Honorable with an interest in instructional positions such as teacher or resource teacher ornon-instructional positions such as paraprofessional, teachers aid, counselor, psychologist, school nurse, librarian, media specialist, speech therapist, audiologist, physiotherapist, resource officer, school principal, or vice principal. Financial assistance is available to eligible participants. To register or find out more about Troops to Teachers go to www.proudtoserveagain.com or visit our website at www.troopstoteachers.net to find contact information regarding the state you are interested in teaching including current job openings. If you have any trouble, please respond to this mail and it will be directed to someone who would be happy to help you.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Troops to Teachers Legislative Changes Increase Program Eligibility

 

Recent changes to the legislation governing the Troops to Teachers (TTT) program expand eligibility requirements providing a greater number of military members with access to program benefits!

Referral and Placement:

Assistance Effective January 2, 2013, Troops to Teachers offices nationwide are now able to provide personalized counseling and referral assistance to all military members, past or present, who have served honorably. Troops to Teachers registration is open to all veterans regardless of time in service who have an interest in education in Pre-K public , Charter, Bureau funded and DoDEA as school teachers, resource teachers and non-instructional positions such as paraprofessionals, teachers aids, counselors, psychologists, school nurses, librarians, media specialists, speech therapists, audiologists, physiotherapists, resource officers, school principals, and vice principals.

Program History:

Troops to Teachers was established in 1994 as a Department of Defense program. The National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2000 transferred responsibility for program oversight and funding to the U.S. Department of Education. The program has since been transferred back to the Department of Defense and continues to be manage by the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) headquartered in Pensacola, Florida.

Mission:

The mission of TTT is to aid current and former military members with their transition into instructional or non- instructional careers in public in Pre-K., public K-12 schools, Charter schools, Bureau funded schools, and DoDEA schools. The program also aims to recruit and place quality role models in schools throughout the nation. TTT helps relieve teacher shortages, especially in high need content areas such as math, science, and special education.

Registration:

Registration is open to any veteran whose last period of service is characterized as Honorable with an interest in instructional positions such as teacher or resource teacher or non-instructional positions such as paraprofessional, teachers aid, counselor, psychologist, school nurse, librarian, media specialist, speech therapist, audiologist, physiotherapist, resource officer, school principal, or vice principal. Financial assistance is available to eligible participants. To register or find out more about Troops to Teachers go to www.proudtoserveagain.com or visit one of our websites at www.troopstoteachers.net, www.troopstoteachers.fau.edu

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