Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

  • The scholarship shall be known as the Mary Porcari Brady Memorial Scholarship.
  • The primary purpose of these funds is to provide scholarships in support of the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation’s mission.
  • The specific purposes of these funds are as follows:

The Mary Porcari Brady Memorial Scholarship will be a restricted fund awarded to eligible recipients pursuing a Nursing or Health Sciences degree who are from or are attending school on the east coast specifically in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina states.

All students who are selected and accept this scholarship shall be required to remain in satisfactory academic standing, as determined by the Foundation, and abide by the code of good conduct and the rules and regulations governing student behavior at their school of enrollment. The Foundation reserves the right to cancel the scholarship of any student who fails to meet these requirements

First Marine Scholarship Recipient

What do you get when you mix the motivated daughter of two Marines with the support of MCSF investors like you? A very grateful scholarship recipient who is on her way to becoming a pediatric doctor!

Meet Simona Richard, daughter of Sergeant Major Jimmy Richard USMC and veteran Staff Sergeant Nicole Richard USMC. Simona is a rising Sophomore at Howard University and is studying nursing with a minor in allied sciences. She plans on becoming a pediatric registered nurse and ultimately, a pediatric doctor.

Coming from an active-duty military family, Simona is used to change. She credits the Marine Corps for teaching her to be resilient and adaptable and recognizes that change is a normal part of life. Her parents are her role models, and she says that they motivate her to be a positive member of society.

Simona is very appreciative of the scholarship assistance she’s received. “I got into a very prestigious private school and our tuition is very high and continues to rise. I’m grateful for every dollar of the scholarship that I got,” she said. “I definitely would not be where I am without it.”


As the daughter of two Marines, the military has had a tremendous impact on my life. My parents are the ultimate examples of what it means to be selfless, hardworking, and a capable leader. I am extremely proud to be their daughter. I hope to embody these qualities in the healthcare field, with the intention of becoming a physician someday. Your support is making a world of difference for students like me in our efforts to fulfill our greatest potential.


My aunt inspired my interest in nursing: I grew up on the stories of a life spent helping others and knew I wanted to do the same. While my parents are supportive of this ambition, we have experienced the same financial setbacks that so many other veteran families have faced in recent years. After many sleepless nights worrying about how I would fund my degree, it brings me so much joy to represent my fellow Marine Scholars at Felician University.


It has always been my dream to become a nurse, and I’m so grateful to have my family’s support as I pursue my degree. Your generous investment in my education is making an incredible impact, as I’m able to focus on my demanding studies without worrying about financial hardship. As a Marine Scholar, I am confident that I will fulfill my dream of becoming a labor and delivery nurse and I hope to be able to open my own practice as a nurse practitioner someday!


I grew up experiencing financial hardships, and decided many years ago that I would do whatever it took to develop financial security in my adulthood. I’m proud to share that I’m on my way to doing just that, as I believe that securing a nursing degree will help me build a rewarding and stable profession. None of this would be possible for me without your support, so I am indebted to the Scholarship Foundation and donors like you – I simply cannot express enough gratitude for what you’ve done for me.