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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.org

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CRITERIA FOR NMPMA FINANCIAL GRANT AWARDS

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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.

If you would like to contribute to our scholarship program click on the below Scholarship Program image link, your contribution is tax deductible.

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Preserve the Legacy and help the future.

 

For more info you can contact The Scholarship Director:

Mr. James Maillard

Scholarships@montfordpointmarines.org

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2016

NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

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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)

ON-Line Colledges for Students

 

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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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


Coast Guard

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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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Credentialing Opportunities On-Line

COOL contains a variety of information about credentialing and licensing. COOL can be used to: •Get background information about civilian licensure and certification in general and specific information on individual credentials including eligibility requirements and resources to prepare for an exam. •Identify licenses and certifications relevant to Navy ratings, designators, and collateral duties/out of rate assignments. •Learn how to fill gaps between Navy training and experience and civilian credentialing requirements. •Learn about resources available to Navy service members that can help them gain civilian job credentials. Credentialing requirements information on COOL includes information specific to enlisted ratings, collateral duties/out of rate assignments, and officer designators. Individuals seeking credentialing information for civilian occupations can use the following U.S. Department of Labor Web site: •America’s CareerOneStop – Workforce Credentials Information Center

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