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To assist eligible students to obtain an undergraduate education.




An annual scholarship grant in the form of a check is made payable to the applicant and the school. In recent years the value of the grant has awarded up to $1,200. Applicants must reapply annually.




Applicants must be an unmarried, dependant son or daughter or grandchild of an association member who served in the 2d Marine Division or a unit attached to one of its subordinate commands such as hospital corpsmen, aviation, logistics, and other attached units.

At the time of application, the student must be a senior in high school, a high school graduate, or currently enrolled as a full time student in an accredited college, vocational school or technical school.

The applicant’s family income, i.e., adjusted gross income, should not exceed $90,000.00 for the taxable year preceding the school year for which assistance is requested.




If you meet the eligibility criteria and desire to apply for this scholarship complete the following form and click submit.  It's a good idea to have your sponsor assist you when filling out qualifying information such as units served, etc. as this information must be verified by the committee prior to approving any applications and the information needs to be correct.  The deadline for submitting this application is April 1st.

Direct any questions to:

Richard F. Van Horne, Board of Trustees
SMDA Memorial Scholarship Fund
6178 Seven Lakes West
Seven Lakes, NC 27376

Home:  (910) 673-3123

*NOTE:  Once you complete the form below you need only to hit the submit button once.  It does not currently generate a return message saying that your information has been submitted (But it has).  Be patient; once the information is submitted, the Scholarship Administrator will forward you an application through the U.S. Mail, usually within 24 hours of receiving your request.  Thank You!

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