Collin County Marine Corps League Scholarship Program

ABOUT US

A non-profit organization registered with the State of Texas and Federal IRS as a 501 (c) (3) public charity.

who we are

Our Primary Purpose

The Collin County Marine Corps League Scholarship Program was charted December 14, 2021 in Plano, Texas, and is a non-profit organization registered with the State of Texas and Federal IRS as a 501 (c) (3) public charity.

The scholarship program began life within the structure of the Marine Corps League, LCpl Jacob D. Hayes Detachment #1426 in 2018. We became our own separate “organization” in 2021.

The Scholarship Program strives to carry out the timeless Marine creed of “Always Faithful”. As Marines we never fail to share and honor the obligations of this hallowed bond. Our primary purpose is to help defray the expense of college.

We exist and our Mission is to support active duty Marines, FMF Corpsmen, and Navy Chaplains, serving Marine units. We also support Marines, FMF Corpsmen, and Navy Chaplains, that served Marine units, veterans with Honorable Discharges and their immediate family members that include spouse, children, step children, adopted children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Offering multiple scholarships annually

Each Award is $2,500

Each scholarship is named after Marines that served their country and also served their community in various ways. It is with their families input that the scholarships were established in their honor. It is our hope that those applying for the scholarships will follow their lead and give back to their community.

behind the scenes

Board of Directors

Daniel P Smith

president

USMC 1965-1970
Retired-Transportation Services

Tatsumi Paredes

Vice President

National Manager (Director), Diversity & Inclusion at Toyota Financial Services

Amanda Gonzalez

secretary

Regional Marketing Manager

Rosheon Bird

treasurer

Nathan Hanson

Board Member

Past Detachment Commandant
USMC 1996-2010
Cyber Security
remember, honor

Build the Future

In addition to each scholarship being named after individual Marines, each scholarship is designated for a specific group and/or purpose. Please use the links to each scholarship to find out more regarding eligibility, documentation required and application forms.     

Donations are tax deductible under IRC Section 170. Also, bequests, devices, transfers or gifts are tax deductible under sections 2055, 2106, or 2522. The cost of operations to administer this program is negligible allowing almost all total donations to be directed towards the actual scholarships.