LCPL JACOB D. HAYES SCHOLARSHIP
The Marine Corps League, 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.
For the 2021 – 2022 school year, the Marine Corps League, LCpl Jacob D. Hayes Detachment will be awarding one $1500 LCpl Jacob D Hayes Scholarship for the criteria outlined below. Applications are welcomed for students planning to attend the Collin College Fire Academy, Police Academy, and/or Department of Emergency Medical Services (EMT and Paramedic’s courses)
-Open to currently serving Marines, FMF Corpsmen or Navy Chaplains (serving with Marine units), Honorable Discharged Marines, FMF Corpsmen, or Navy Chaplains (who served with Marine units)
-Open to immediate family members (spouses, children, step children, adopted children, grandchildren and great
grandchildren) of Marines, FMF Corpsmen, or Navy Chaplains who are currently serving or were Honorably
-Must be attending one of the following as primarily/major course of studies – Collin College Fire Academy, Police
Academy, and/or Department of Emergency Medical Services (EMT and Paramedic’s)
-The above students must currently have a Cumulative (Unweighted) GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).
-All applicants must reside in Collin County at the time of applying.
-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 Officer.
-Immediate family members of major contributors to the Marine Corps League, LCpl Jacob D. Hayes Detachment
or its scholarship program.
-Students who do not currently have a Cumulative (Unweighted) GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) are not eligible.
-Students who do not reside in Collin County at the time of applying
Download the documents below to learn more and Apply for the Hanse Mason Hamilton Scholarship
All Entries Must be Received by May 14, 2021
Mail all documentation together to:
Marine Corps League #1426
P.O. Box 3478
McKinnney, TX 75070-3478