PFC Hanse Mason Hamilton JR.


Open to all high school seniors who are members of a Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) program within Collin County, Texas. *Do not need to be related to a service member.

Completing this application and or being awarded a scholarship does

not in any way obligate the applicant to any military service

Jrotc scholarship honoring

WWii veteran pfc hanse mason hamilton jr.

Hanse Mason Hamilton Jr. joined the Marine Corps in 1943 and soon after was deployed to the Pacific, where he served as a radio operator as part of the 28th Marine Regiment assigned on the first wave to Iwo Jima. When a rocket barrage struck near his position, he was injured and evacuated. After he was discharged, he returned to Texas where he attended SMU and later went to work for the IRS.

He was a member of the Marine Corps League until he passed in February 2019. In honor of his service to his country and his pursuit of higher education, we proudly offer an annual $2,500 scholarship in his name.

who qualifies

scholarship eligibility

Is this scholarship for you? How do you know if you qualify? We’re looking for one eligible JORTC high school senior who has the following qualifications:


Higher Education Goals

Applicants planning to attend a four-year college or university, community college or vocational program and enrolled for a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester.

jrotc enrollment

High school seniors currently enrolled in a JROTC program within Collin County*

cumulative gpa requirement

Applicants must have a current cumulative (unweighted) GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale

*Students in a JROTC program who are the children, step children, adopted children, grandchildren and great grandchildren of Marines, FMF Corpsmen or Navy Chaplains (who served with Marines) may also apply for one of our two other scholarships.  Applicants will only be eligible to receive one of the scholarships offered by the Collin County Marine Corps League Scholarship Program per school year.

what you'll need

scholarship application checklist

Completed Application

Fill out the entire online application. Incomplete applications will not be approved.

500 Word Essay

500 words is the minimum. Video essays also accepted.

High School Transcript

Transcript/report card from High School within Collin County, showing GPA and enrollment in JROTC program.

Proof of Current Enrollment

Must be provided in order for funds to be dispersed, no later than July 14, 2023. If you're not submitting with application, please provide reason.


ineligible students

We are unable to approve scholarship applications for applicants if one or more of the following is true:

Students have a family member on the scholarship selection committee

Students who do not currently have a Cumulative (Unweighted) GPA of at least 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale).

Students who do not reside in Collin County at the time of applying