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Meanwhile -- awarded more than 67 million dollars in scholarship money to Marine Corps.
Sons and daughters in need and for the Marine Corps scholarship foundation 2012 is a very special year marking their fiftieth.
So last night the organization held this New York leather -- scholarship ball among the attendees were Kevin -- were accused the president and the Marine Corps scholarship fund.
And scholarship recipient to Vincent a sorrow and -- All join us this morning just talk about it surely -- at a celebration less -- Europe early oh that's nice to see you guys you nothing real happy about that.
It was almost one step -- -- just to be here on time.
I know it's it's great and its fiftieth anniversary what does this scholarship mean.
For those folks heading into college into the university system what does this do for those folks Vincent can answer that question best he received more scholarships.
Vincent tells about.
So I received a scholarship.
On the Marine Corps scholarship foundation in 2000.
And use that in with the support of the scholarship foundation.
Graduated from duke university in 2004.
And went on to duke law school in 2007.
And I would not have had the ability to do that were not for the support of this great foundation.
That's right guys military servicemen and duke blue duffel and this is -- yeah I.
Huge percentage of our scholarship recipients the first time college.
Attendees and their family.
So we're enabling.
Marines who are out there harm's way.
To have security -- to know their children will be able to go to college.
And it's a great way for America to give back to marine's Marine Corps scholarship foundation has been doing this for fifty years it's it's one of the largest.
And the country -- -- Marines.
Yeah I heard that it's the oldest and yet -- -- -- you've been doing -- for a long time you've given out.
It was scores and scores of scholarships and change people's lives and -- in the number will be over seventy million that's been given out.
But the you know the need is that there's we've had -- increase of scholarship applications by 24% already.
Marines children are coming of age you who have been in -- for last templates here's these children are going to causes the foundation is there we wanna put them.
Help them get through college.
But there's a need for America's help out.
And donate to the foundation so that we can do that from our Marines really got a lot of help from GM and -- but tell folks how they can't help some people like Vincent to great schools like duke.
And University of Michigan back.
I like the wolverines are website www.
MC -- Marine Corps scholarship foundation dot org.
You can go right on there and donate and all -- -- does not come from corporations a lot no I don't know what part comes from individual donors and it's.
-- is what drives the foundation on it day to day basis.
That's where we'll thanks so much for coming and we heard the last night's -- was a blast thanks so much send -- we'll put this out on Twitter.
Thank you better Vegas make you very much if.
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