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Lily H. Gridley Memorial Scholarship

Offered by Women Marines Association

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Jan 29, 2024
1 award worth

$1,500

Grade level

High School Seniors, College & Graduate Students

Expected deadline:

This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

March 2025

Scholarship Overview

Lily H. Gridley Memorial Scholarship applicants must (1) have served, or be currently serving in the United States Marine Corps or Reserve, (2) be a direct descendant by blood, legal adoption, or stepchild of a Marine on active duty, or who has served honorably in the United States Marine Corps, Regular or Reserve, (3) be a sibling or a descendant of a sibling by blood, legal adoption, or stepchild of a Marine on active duty, or who has served honorably in the United States Marine Corps, Regular or Reserve, (4) be a spouse of a Marine, or (5) have completed two years in a Marine Corps JROTC program. All applicants must be sponsored by a WMA member. Two letters of reference are required. Applications may be submitted through mail or email. If you meet one of the above eligibility criteria, we encourage you to apply!

About Women Marines Association

The Women Marines Association is proud to be the only charitable organization for and about women Marines. WMA is a non-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization and a member of the National Marine Corps Council and maintains a liaison with Headquarters Marine Corps. Being a woman in the Marines is an honor and privilege and reflects the strength and courage of women Marine veterans and those who are currently serving.

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

Grade Level

High School Seniors, College & Graduate Students

Minimum GPA

3.0

Other Category

Veteran, ROTC, Relative of Current or Former Military Member

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, submit the below application materials before the deadline.

Essay

Academic transcript

Letters of Recommendation

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Scholarship FAQ

Is this scholarship designated for full-time or part-time students?

This scholarship is designated for full-time enrollment status only.

Is this scholarship restricted by institution type?

Yes, this scholarship is restricted for use at four-year colleges.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Women Marines Association at [email protected].

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

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