February 5, 2023
Pocatello–The Steven D. Merrell Detachment #698 of the Marine Corps League, a local service organization of former Marines and Fleet Marine Force Corpsmen, is accepting applications for the Roy Weaver Memorial Scholarship. Any high school seniors, including those enrolled in home school, may apply. Application materials may be mailed to Steven D Merrell MCL #698, 300 N Johnson, Pocatello, ID 83204, and must be received by the Detachment no later than April 1, 2023.
The Roy Weaver Memorial Fund was established at the Idaho Marine Corps League Department Convention in 2011. The purpose of the Fund is to present Scholarships to local students seeking post-secondary education. Last year the Department awarded a $1,000.00 to an applicant that applied through the Steven D. Merrell Detachment. (See the Pocatello-Chubbuck Observer story, here.)
Roy Weaver, for whom the scholarship was named, was a member of the Marine Corps League Pappy Boyington Detachment, #966 Coeur d’Alene and of the Military Order of Devil Dogs (MODD). He held several offices in the Department of Idaho Marine Corps League and was Senior Vice Commandant. He also served as Senior Vice Pack Leader of MODD. Weaver passed away in 2010.
The Detachment will review the applications received and select one finalist to forward to the Idaho Marine Corps League Department for final consideration. The Department will select the final awardees from the applications submitted by each Detachment.