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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.

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Eligibility: 

For the 2022 – 2023 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

           Discharged.

          -Must be majoring in first responder fields such as EMT, paramedic, or Fire Academy

          -The above students must currently have a Cumulative (Unweighted) GPA of at least 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale).

          -Taking a minimum of 6 credit hours at Collin College.

          -Must apply for admission and have an active Collin College student email account

          -All applicants must reside in Collin County at the time of applying.

 

Ineligible:       

          -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

Application/Administration:

The Marine Corps League has partnered with Collin College in order to administer the LCPL Jacob D Hayes Scholarship. For more details and/or to apply please visit: www.collin.edu/foundation.

          

           *IMPORTANT: First essay question MUST mention the Marine Corps League

QUESTIONS?

Contact Kim Dalfonso at:

kdalfonso@collin.edu

972-599-3147

DEADLINE TO APPPLY

11:59 p.m. March 31, 2022