Beaufort News

Marine scholarship event raises $80,000

The fifth annual Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation Golf Tournament at the Legends of Parris Island Golf Club on Oct. 25 raised about $80,000, according to organizers.

The event had 132 participants, event suppliers and scholarship sponsors. Since its inception, the Parris Island event has raised $750,000 for the foundation's scholarship fund, according to a news release.

For nearly 50 years the private, nonprofit Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation has provided scholarships for post-high school education to sons and daughters of Marines, with particular attention given to children whose parent has been killed or wounded in action.

For the 2010-11 school year, the foundation distributed $4.25 million for 1,400 scholarships nationally, including 49 to South Carolina students.

For more information about the foundation, go to or contact Don Drobny at 843-301-3785 or

Contributions can be made through the foundation's website or mailed to Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, 20 Towne Drive, PMB 211, Bluffton, SC 29910.