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Marine Corps League Foundation and Uncommon Valor Scholarship Page.

What is the New York MCL Foundation?


The New York MCL Foundation is the non-profit 501(c)3 arm of the Marine Corps League Department of New York. All donations to the New York MCL Foundation are tax deductible. The Foundation serves two main purposes: First to fund the Department of New York "Uncommon Valor Scholarship Fund," and second, to provide a relief fund for department members in times of emergency and dire need. The New York MCL Foundation cannot be sustained without donations from the membership, and gifts from businesses, and people willing to support the Marine Corps League Department of New York.




The New York MCL Relief Fund


After the Binghamton Flooding the Department of New York recognized a need to assist members who suffered damage in the flooding. The New York MCL Foundation provided emergency assistance to those members and their neighbors who were victims of the flooding. Then again in 2012 Super Storm Sandy raked the northeast coast with one of the most devastating storm in years. Sandy left a tremendous amount of wreckage and carnage in its wake. This accented the need to establish a fund to assist our members on a larger scale. Since the storm, the foundation received numerous funds and "gifts in kind" from many kind people, businesses, and organizations. Marine Corps League detachments from around the nation made contributions to the fund. Funds collected provided food, clothing, demolition equipment and tools, generators, any many other much needed supplies.




"The Uncommon Valor Scholarship Fund."


The "Uncommon Valor Scholarship Fund" has been in existence for many years and has provided funds for deserving students each year since its inception. It is available for members of the Marine Corps League Department of New York and their children. It exists through donations from the membership. It order to maintain awards at the current level, it is necessary that detachments step up and help support the scholarship fund. Donations for the "Uncommon Valor Scholarship Fund" are earmarked solely for the scholarship fund, and are not used to assist in funding any other programs.


Uncommon Valor Scholarship Time to File

We have received word from the It’s time to file your application for the Uncommon Valor Scholarship.  Please see the attached flyer for complete details.






It is now time to file for a scholarship application

All members,their children and their grand children are eligible

For your family to be eligible the sponsor must have FIVE continuous years of


In the Department of New York Marine Corps League

To obtain the forms and a copy of the rules you must contact either

Lewis Loeven Ken O'Brien

3556 Raven Street. 166 Llewellyn Pl.

Levittown N.Y.11756. Staten Island N.Y.1031

1 516-796-3306. 1 718-816-0822






       I. PURPOSE: To provide financial assistance for the higher education of children, grandchildren, and                                      dependents, of members of the Department ofNew York, Marine Corps League, whose current tenure is five (5) or more year's continous membership in the Department of New York, Marine Corps League.


      2. SCHOLARSHIPS: It is expected that one or more scholarships will be awarded annually at the Department of New York State Convention. (June of Each Year)




         (A) The applicant must-be graduating from a high school or its equivalent with a scholarship standing in the class. The applicant must have graduated, or be in his/her high school senior year, or already attending college. (A General Equivalency Diploma (GED) is acceptable.)


         (B) The applicant must authorize his/her high school, or equivalent, to make available such information as the committee shall need. An official transcript on high school stationery is desired.




          (A) The winners shall be selected by the committee.


         (B) Selections will be based on the rank in high school class and other potentialities for success in college or other schools of higher education.


         (C) Results of the forthcoming competition will be made to all candidates at the Department Convention. (June of Each Year).




         (A) Scholarship winners have the privilege of attending any approved college, university or other institute of higher education, including vocational and technical schools, as they shall choose.


        (B) The winners themselves must conduct whatever negotiations are required for admission to the school of their choice.




       (A) Scholarship winners must enter school not later than the forthcoming fall term of the year the award is made.


       (B) Students must complete sufficient semester hours each year in order to graduate in the normal period of attendance.




       (A) A scholarship winner will be awarded one scholarship at a time.


       (B) If he/she maintains satisfactory personal and academic standards during the year, he/she may be considered for renewal of the scholarship by submitting an application for renewal.


      (C) Grandchildren may receive only one, non-renewable award.




       (A) The administration of the fmancing of the program will be derived from funds set aside by the Department ofNewYork, Marine Corps League for that purpose.


       (B) The committee has full authority to make rules and regulations governing the program.They will make all final decisions on all matters arising in connection with the program.


       (C) The Department of New York and/or the committee assume no responsibility for the personal conduct or debts of scholarship winners or candidates and shall not be liable therefor in any manner.




       (A)The Scholarship Committee shall consist of a Chairman, to be appointed each year by the Department Commandant, and four Past Department Commandants preferably from the Department Board of Auditors.


      (B)The Department Adjutant/Paymaster shall be consulted to assure that the requirements of Article

        I of these rules are met.




       (A)The amount of the award each year will be contingent and governed by the amount of money available in the scholarship fund at the final Department meeting prior to the Department Convention. This meeting will adjudge the amount of the scholarship for that year.




       (A) Applications for the current year must be requested by the applicant, from any member of the Committee. Applications will be made available in February of each year


       (B) Applications must be submitted to the Department of New York Scholarship Chairman not later than May 1st, each year.


       (C) The current mailing address for the application is:                 Lewis W Loeven, Chairman

                                                                                                            Uncommon Valor Scholarship Program

                                                                                                            3556 Raven Street

                                                                                                            Levittown, NY 11756-5026

Click here for Scholarship  application

                                                                                                           Kenneth O'Brien, Co-Chairman

                                                                                                           Uncommon Valor Scholarship Program

                                                                                                          166 Llewelleyn Place

                                                                                                          Staten Island, NY I 0310


       (D) DONATIONS TO THE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM: Make donations payable to:Department Of New York MCL Foundation noted "scholarship" and mail to the Scholarship Chairman, the Department Paymaster or to the Department Foundation Treasurer.


(The Foundation is a 501 (C) 3 charitable organization under IRS rules.)



Donating to the New York

MCL Foundation


Please consider a personal or detachment donation to the New York MCL Foundation. Checks can be made payable to the "New York MCL Foundation" and may be mailed to the Treasurer of the foundation at the addr4ss at the top of this page. Olease notate on your check whether or not you want the funds to go to the "Relief" Fund" or the "Uncommon Valor Scholarship Fund." checks without notations will be divided equally between both funds. You may also donate to the New York MCL Foundation online by clicking on the link below. Marines and friends, we need you help to sustain the Foundation. Please consider an annual donation in any amount to help us fund the foundation for future generations of Marines and their families.



Kenneth O'Brien


New York MCL Foundation, Inc.


Phone 917-842-8200




Thanks for your donation and kindness.







Updated 04/15/2018

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