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 mission of the Marine Corps League is to promote the interest and to preserve traditions of the United States Marine Corps; strengthen the fraternity of Marines and their families; serve Marines, FMF Corpsmen, and FMF Chaplains who wear or who have worn the Eagle, Globe and Anchor; and foster the ideals of Americanism and patriotic volunteerism.
As part of serving Marines, FMF Corpsmen, and FMF Chaplains as well as promoting the ideals of Americanism and patriotic volunteerism, we are proud to be offering multiple scholarships to our community. Each of these scholarships are named after Marines who not only served their country, but also served their community in various ways. One of the Scholarships is named after the Marine that our Detachment is named after and the others are named after Marines who were members of the Marine Corps League in Collin County. It is with those families input that we have established these scholarships in their honor. It is our hope that in applying for the scholarships, you will also taken then time to learn a little about these Marines.
In addition to each scholarship being named after individual Marines, each scholarship is designated for a designated group and/or purpose. A brief description of the Scholarships is outlined below, Please use the links to each scholarship to find out more concerning eligibility, documentation required, and application forms
Pfc Hanse Mason Hamilton Scholarship
Hanse Mason Hamilton served during World War II and was injured during the Battle of Iwo Jima. After being discharged from the Marine Corps Hanse came home to Texas where he furthered his education at SMU and went on to work for the IRS. This scholarship is designated for high school seniors who are members of the Allen and McKinney High School Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps. The applicants do not need to have any family relationship connecting them to the Marine Corps or planning in anyway to be join the Marine Corps upon completion of school. Our goal is to support the local JROTC programs and the caliber of cadets they produce, by providing those cadets with a scholarship which we hope will enable them to continue their education and become future leaders. Please click the link below for more information.
LCpl Jacob D. Hayes Scholarship
Jacob Hayes returned home after being medically discharged from the Marine Corps, he planned to continue to serve through becoming a fire fighter. Jacob had already trained as an EMT before being deployed to Iraq, and registered to attend the Collin College Fire academy. His parents received is letter of acceptance the day after his passing. Jacob's family had started a scholarship in his name to assist those wishing to attend the Collin College Fire Academy. The Marine Corps League asked to take over and continue a scholarship in Jacob's name with service in mind. This scholarship is designated for any Marines, FMF Corpsmen, FMF Chaplains and their families to be able to attend the programs at Collin College with service as a first responder in mind - Fire Academy, Police Academy, or Department of Medical Services (EMT and Paramedic courses)
Sgt Johnny Robertson Scholarship
Johnny Robertson was a Vietnam era Marine who served as Supervisor of Computer Operation on Okinawa, Japan. After being Honorably discharged from the Marine Corps, Johnny returned to Texas, earned his degree and went to work for TXU. Johnny also served the community as a Reserve Collin County Deputy Sheriff. The scholarship in Sgt Robertson's name is designated to any Marines. FMF Corpsmen, FMF Chaplain, their families (see addition info on eligibility). This scholarship is also open to our Associate Members and their families (see additional information on eligibility). This Scholarship may be used to attend any accredited university, community college, or vocational school.
Of course, none of this would be possible without our generous supporters. We can't thank you enough for making this vision become reality. We hope you will continue to support the Marine Corps League of Collin County. In future years we wish to be able to grow and expand our scholarship program to be able to help those we support achieve their educational goals. You can now donate directly to our the LCpl Jacob D Hayes Scholarship Fund to help make dreams become reality. Semper Fidelis!