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SGT JOHNNY ROBERTSON 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.

          Johnny Robertson grew up on a farm in Levelland, Texas. He entered the Marine Corps on June 2. 1967 and served as a Supervisor of Computer Operations. He had orders to Vietnam but was re-assigned to 12 months of duty in Okinawa. Sergeant Johnny Robertson was honorable discharged from the Marine Corps on July 20, 1970. Shortly after departing the Marine Corps Johnny moved to McKinney, Texas. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in 1980 and, went on to work for TXU, serve as a Collin County Reserve Deputy Sheriff, and volunteer with his church and the Marine Corps League, until his passing on August, 11, 2019.

          In honor of Johnny Robertson’s 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: 

For the 2021 – 2022 school year, the Marine Corps League, LCpl Jacob D. Hayes Detachment will be awarding one $1500 Sgt Johnny Robertson Scholarship for the criteria outlined below.   Applications are welcomed for students planning to attend a four-year college or University, community college, or vocational program. 

          -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.

          -Open to Associate Members of the Marine Corps League, LCpl Jacob D Hayes Detachment who have been 

           members for at least one year and are in good standing; their children, step children, adopted children, grand

           children, and great grandchildren.

          -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.

 

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

Download the documents below to learn more and Apply for the Hanse Mason Hamilton Scholarship

All Entries Must be Received by July 16, 2021

 

Mail all documentation together to:

Marine Corps League #1426

P.O. Box 3478

McKinnney, TX 75070-3478