Local residents recognized by Marine Corps Foundation

Paradise Valley residents Melani and Rob Walton were among those recently honored by the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation.

Paradise Valley residents Melani and Rob Walton were among those recently honored by the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation.

In partnership with the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, Paradise Valley residents Rob and Melanie Walton hosted a sunset cocktail party at their Paradise Valley home on March 31 to celebrate the Foundation’s success in providing college scholarships to children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen.

Since 1962, the Scholarship Foundation has awarded more than 33,000 scholarships valued at $90,000,000, making it the oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarship to military children.

Addressing more than 70 guests, President & CEO Margaret B. Davis announced that a record number of 2,200 scholarships were awarded across the Nation for the 2014-2015 academic year, including 90 to students studying at Arizona colleges.

To learn more visit mcsf.org.

Attendees included supporters of the Arizona campaign; the fundraising effort led by the local, volunteer-based Scarlet & Gold Committee, which raises funds for the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation throughout the year.

 

Paradise Valley residents Margaret Davis, left, and Deb Carstens.

Paradise Valley residents Margaret Davis, left, and Deb Carstens.

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