SGT JOHNNY ROBERTSON

Scholarship

Currently serving Marines, FMF Corpsmen, Honorably discharged Marines, Navy Chaplains who served with Marines and their immediate family members. Also, Associate Members of the Marine Corps League, LCpl Jacob D Hayes Detachment who have been members for at least one year, and their family members.




Completing this application and or being awarded a scholarship does

not in any way obligate the applicant to any military service

scholarship honoring

Sgt Johnny Robertson

Texas native Johnny Robertson entered the Marine Corps in June of 1967 and served as Supervisor of Computer Operations. He had orders to Vietnam but was re-assigned to 12 months of duty in Okinawa. When he was honorably discharged in 1970, he moved to McKinney, Texas. He earned his Bachelor’s degree, then worked for TXU, served as a Collin County Reserve Deputy Sherrif, and volunteered with his church and the Marine Corps League until his death in 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

The Collin County Marine Corps League Scholarship Program is proud to offer this Scholarship to a wide rage deserving students from Collin County who meet the eligibility requirements.  The scholarship is funded through generous donors, grants, and fund-raising activities throughout the year.  Our scholarship selection committee will consider academic merit, service, and need.

Higher Education Goals

Attending a four-year college or university, community college or vocational program and enrolled for a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester

Personal or Family Service

Currently serving Marines, FMF Corpsmen, Honorably discharged Marines, Navy Chaplains who served with Marines, and their immediate family members*. ALSO Associate Members of the Marine Corps League, LCpl Jacob D Hayes Detachment who have been members for at least one year, and their family members

cumulative gpa requirement

Applicants must have a current cumulative (unweighted) GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Those currently serving in the military or veterans attending school for the first time who do not have a GPA see note below**


*Spouses, children, stepchildren, adopted children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren

**For those currently serving in the military or veterans attending school for the first time who do not have a GPA: $1250 will be awarded for the first semester. A 2.5 GPA must be received during the first semester in order to receive the disbursement of $1250 for the second semester


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 or college, showing GPA. If currently serving in military or veteran, provide proof of service.

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.

disqualifications

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