AUGUST 19, 2015

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation Fifth Annual Arizona Awards Dinner

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marine corps scholarship logoSCOTTSDALE – The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation Annual Awards Dinner celebrates Arizona scholarship recipients and veterans. Students are spread across the state at more than a dozen Arizona colleges, universities and vocational schools. The event also honors the local community that invested more than $835,000 last year alone to support these children’s dreams of higher-education. The black tie optional event is held each year in support of the Scholarship Foundation’s mission to Honor Marines by Educating Their Children.

This year’s dinner is being held in conjunction with Marine Week Phoenix and will be the capstone of the week’s festivities. The dinner will include a key-note address from a Military Guest of Honor, a speech from one of the scholarship recipients and the presentation of the Semper Fidelis and Service Above Self awards to notable community leaders.

Where: Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, 6902 East Greenway Parkway, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

When: Reception & Student meet and greet 6 p.m. Dinner program 7 p.m. Saturday, September 12.

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 33,000 scholarships valued at nearly $90 million to the sons and daughters of Marines and Navy Corpsmen whose parents have been killed or wounded in combat, or have demonstrated financial need. For more information on the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, please visit

A limited amount of at-cost tickets are available. For information on how to attend or support the cause, contact Kim Rivera at

Please see the biography on award winner Gerry Jones, (right).