THE MARINE EMBASSY GUARD ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP AWARD 

The Marine Embassy Guard Association (MEGA) has an established scholarship fund which benefits the children and grandchildren of former, or active, Marine Security Guards. Financial support for the fund comes from individuals and corporations, as well as from members participating in our auction event during the MEGA annual reunion.
The MEGA Scholarship selection committee carefully reviews the scholarship applications submitted by applicants and selects the most deserving recipient(s).

2017 MEGA SCHOLARSHIP AWARD RECIPIENTS

The Marine Embassy Guard Association congratulates the following students awarded scholarships through the MEGA Scholarship Fund:
Katherine RATHEBER | Las Cruces, NM
Hannah “Laekyn” OTTS | Benton, AR
Dylan RUEFLE | Allison Park, PA

 PREVIOUS RECIPIENTS 

 2016  
Katherine RATHGERBER | Las Cruces, NM
Karli STUBBS | Auburn, ME
Kaylin UNDERWOOD | Franklin, TN
Riley MCGRATH | Riverbank, CA
 2015  
Kelly FUREY | Winthrop, MA
Remy GUASQUE | Dallas, TX
Kevin POWERS | South Portland, ME
Katherine RATHGERBER | Los Cruces, NM
 2014  
Taylor MACKEY | Fredericksburg, VA
Kira WEBB | Indianapolis, IN
 2013  
Tia RUEFLE | Allison Park, PA
Samuel C. UNDERWOOD | Franklin, TN
 2012  
Kaitlyn HERMENING | Mosinee, WI
Ryan MORRIS | Huntington, WV
 2011  
Nicholas M. MAUL | Greensboro, NC
Jessie M. MILLICAN | Clifton, CO

SELECTION CRITERIA 

1) Academic Achievement
2) Volunteerism and/or Community Involvement
3) Leadership Abilities
4) Financial Hardship
5) Life/Career Goals
The scholarship is awarded for undergraduate study at an institution of higher education within the United States and recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE).
A letter should be submitted the application highlighting achievements and eligibility
The applicant must be a high school senior or high school graduate to apply for the scholarship.
The student must not have reached his/her 23rd birthday at time of application and must have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 (on a scale of 4.0) at the time of application and must not have reached over 124 credit hours.
A certified copy of the most recent academic year school transcript will be required of all applicants.
The Scholarship Chairman will review all applications to determine adherence to eligibility requirements.

APPLICATION PROCESS 

Scholarship applications can be downloaded from the MEGA website.
 The MEGA Scholarship Committee must receive applications no later than two weeks prior to current year’s reunion to be evaluated for eligibility.
 Incomplete applications will NOT be returned and not processed.
 No applications will be accepted for the current school year.
 A new application package is required for each academic year (August through May).
 Receipt of a current scholarship does not guarantee an award for future years.
 Scholarship assistance is available for a maximum of four years of undergraduate study only.
 Awards are to be used in a traditional classroom setting for the following: tuition, fees, books, supplies, room and board on campus, and curriculum-required computers (a letter from the school requesting approval must be attached).
 Early disbursals are not authorized.
 Disbursals are made directly to the student.

AWARDEE SELECTION PRODECURE

 Only completed applications that meet the eligibility requirements will be forwarded to the MEGA Scholarship Committee. The MEGA Scholarship Committee will made up of MEGA Board Members.
 The Scholarship Committee will act upon recommendations from the MEGA Scholarship Committee review of all complete and eligible applications and may select up to four (4) recipients each school year for individual scholarships up to $500.00.
 Decisions of the Scholarship Committee will be final. Applicants will be notified of decisions no later than a week after the annual reunion.
 MEGA General Members will be notified at the Annual Reunion, newsletter, or e-mail of the name and hometown of the recipient, and the amount of the scholarship award.
 Scholarship recipients will be responsible for Local, State and Federal income tax liabilities, if any, in their respective jurisdictions.

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