Olde English Leathernecks
The Marines of York County,South Carolina

Annually the Olde English Leatherneck detachment solicits and reviews essays for two $2,000 scholastic scholarships to two students who submit an award winning essay.  You may download the Application Directions and the Fallen Warrior Scholarship Application below.  The Essay Requirements include the format, required documentation, due date deadline and expected award announcement, qualifications, the judging process, additional instructions, and where to send the application.

2019 Topic: “Is There a Crisis at the Southern Border of the USA; and If There is a Crisis, Can the Military be Involved in Dealing with the Crisis?”  Justify your position.


The Memorial Music Scholarship submission requirements are on the same form and the winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship award.

Essay instructions and the 2019 Application are below.  Applications and essays must be received by US Mail by the due date through the post office address.  No hand deliveries will be accepted.  An application delivered to the post office after the deadline will only be accepted if the postmark is dated on or before May 7, 2019.  Further details are available on the 2019 Olde English Leathernecks Detachment Essay Requirements document (download below).    



The scholarship topic for 2015 was "Technology: an improvement or an impediment to interpersonal communication?"

Winners were Emma Hill and Katie Burrel again!  Congratulations Ladies on excellent submissions!  The OEL didn't recieve a submission for the music scholarship for consideration.


The 2014 topic was Patriotism.   Please take a moment to read these winning essays.

We are proud to support and encourage students who are seeking higher education, while reflecting their patriotism in the process.

The winners for the Scholarship Campagin in 2014 were:

  • Katelyn Burrell: graduated from Northwern High School, and is attending Lander University
  • Emma Hill: Senior, University of South Carolina, studying Anthropology

The Memorial Music Scholarship was won by Jordan Leach, a trombone player and graduate of Northwestern High School who is attending the University of South Carolina and majoring in music.  Please enjoy the recording of Jordan playing a feature jazz big band chart called "Charade" by Henry Mancini.  Notice the melody as well as an improvided solo over the chord changes of the piece. 


Posted below are the winning essays from the 2013 campaign's topic, written by Amanda and Scott Sullivan.