The LCpl Jacob D. Hayes Detachment #1426 was chartered on May 18, 2015 in Plano, Texas, and is a nonprofit organization registered with the State of Texas and the federal government as a 501(c)(4) veteran’s organization with a special group exemption letter allowing for tax deductible donations.
The detachment’s name honors LCpl Jacob D. Hayes of Plano, Texas. LCpl Jacob D. Hayes had received a medical discharge from the Marine Corps due to seizures that were the result of injuries he sustained while serving in Iraq during 2005. Jacob aspired to pursue a career in firefighting to maintain the physical excellence, commitment to comrades, public service, and possibility of danger that he loved so much from the Marine Corps. He had applied to the Fire Academy at Collin College, but the news of his acceptance came one day after LCpl Jacob D. Hayes tragically passed on December 17th, 2008, due to a seizure induced drowning while duck hunting.
In honor of Jacob Hayes’ service to his country and his desire to further his education, the LCpl Jacob D. Hayes Detachment is proud to offer scholarships to deserving students from Collin County who meet the eligibility requirements. The scholarships funds are allocated by the detachment based upon proceeds from fund-raising activities throughout the year. Our scholarship committee will consider academic merit, service, and need.
Eligibility: In 2020 the Marine Corps League, LCpl Jacob D. Hayes Detachment will be awarding one $1500 Hanse Mason Hamilton Jr. Scholarship to an eligible MCJORTC Cadet. Eligibility for this scholarship is outlined below. In the future we hope to be able to offer a scholarship for each program, but in 2020 cadets from the Allen MCJROTC program and the McKinney MCJROTC program will have to compete against each other for the one scholarship. Applications are welcomed for students planning to attend a four-year college or University, community college, or vocational program.
-Open to high seniors currently enrolled in the Allen High School MCJROTC or McKinney MCJROTC programs.
-These applicants DO NOT need have a family member who served as a Marine or FMF Corpsmen.
-High school seniors in the Allen or McKinney MCJROTC programs with a minimum GPA of at least 3.00 (on a 4.00
*Students in a MCJROTC program who have a family member or are a descendant of a Marine or FMF Corpsmen may apply for our Sergeant Johnny Robertson scholarship. MCJROTC cadets will only be considered for a scholarship from one of the Marine Corps League, LCpl Jacob D. Hayes scholarship categories.
-Students who have a family member on the scholarship selection committee.
-Students who have a family member serving as a Marine Corps League, LCpl Jacob D. Hayes Detachment
-Immediate family members of major contributors to the Marine Corps League, LCpl Jacob D. Hayes
Detachment or the detachment's scholarship program.
Required documentation to accompany application
-Transcript/report card from high school Allen or McKinney High School.
-Provide proof of acceptance or proof of enrollment for university, community colleges, and vocational
schools. All funds will be distributed directly to educational institution.
-Letters of recommendation
-Submission due date: May 25th, 2020
-Decision announcements: Marine Corps League Meeting on June 16th, 2020. The winning applicant will then be
notified by phone and letter.
Frequently asked questions:
Q: Can I email my application?
A: No, Scholarship applications and associated documents must be mailed.
Q: Can I send my application via UPS or FedEx?
A: No, UPS and FedEx do not deliver to Post Office Boxes and the address you send you application and
associated documents to is a Post Office Box.
Q: Can letters/recommendations be sent separate from the application?
A: No, all associated documents must accompany your application in one packet. The Scholarship Committee
will not hold applications waiting for follow-up documents. Applications that are incomplete will not be
*The exception to this are those attending community college or vocational schools. We understand students may not
get acceptance letters and open enrollment may not be open by the time applications are submitted. Proof of
enrollment must be provided as soon as possible and prior to disbursement of funds. If a student is awarded the
scholarship but does not provide proof of enrollment before classes begin they will forfeit the funds.
Q: Can I mail my application so that the post mark is the due date?
A: No, the applications and all associated documents must be received on or before the due date. Any
applications received after the due date will be refused and returned to sender.
Q: Must I attended the Marine Corps League meeting on June 16th?
A: No. You may attended if you would like to find out the results in person. Our meetings are open to anyone
wishing to attend. If you would like to attend you can find the information one when and where we meet on the bottom of our website. If you do not attend, we will notify the winner by phone and mail.
Eligibility and Application Form: Click on the images below to download and print the scholarship eligibility letter, checklist and application form.
All Entries Must be Received by March 27, 2017
Mail all documentation together to:
Marine Corps League #1426
P.O. Box 3478
McKinnney, TX 75070-3478