Marine Corps Heritage Foundation Now Accepting Submissions For Annual Awards

Foundation to Recognize Extraordinary Work in Preserving Marine Corps History

TRIANGLE, Va. (Jan. 19, 2011) – Today, Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) announced that The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation is now accepting submissions for its annual awards program. Each year, the Foundation presents a series of awards to both Marines and civilian community members, recognizing their exemplary work in advancing and preserving Marine Corps history. Submissions deadline is February 28, 2011. Awards will be presented at the Foundation’s annual ceremony in April.

The Foundation is accepting award submissions for categories in historical scholarship, journalism and letters and arts, a total of 15 awards. A new award announced this year is the Major Megan McClung Award, for a distinguished example of reporting by an individual covering U.S. Marines abroad.

For a detailed list of the awards as well as the submission requirements, please visit:

Email or mail all submissions to:

Susan Hodges

Vice President of Administration & Finance

c/o Awards Program

3800 Fettler Park Drive, #104

Dumfries, VA 22025

Please contact Susan Hodges at 703-640-7961 with all submissions queries.

Dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Marine Corps history, the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation was established in 1979 as a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization. The Foundation supports the historical programs of the Marine Corps in ways not possible through government funds. The Foundation provides grants and scholarships for research and the renovation, restoration, and commissioning of historical Marine Corps artifacts and landmarks. Securing the necessary funding for the complete construction of the National Museum of the Marine Corps and Heritage Center, located in Triangle, Virginia, is the Foundation’s current primary mission while continuing to provide program support for the Corps’ historical, museum, and educational activities.