The Lance Corporal Michael J. Allred Scholarship Foundation

P.O. Box 427
Hyde Park, UT 84318
Website: www.mjallredscholarship.org

Keywords: scholarships

About Us

In honor of USMC LCpl Michael J. Allred, who lost his life in the service of his country on 6 September 2004 in Iraq, and to express their gratitude to a loving community that supported them at the time of their loss, Michael's family has created a scholarship fund to assist those wanting to attend Utah State University in Logan, Utah.

About Michael

Michael's first deployment to Iraq.

Michael Westpac 2002

Michael's Rosebush

Michael Jacob Allred was born in Vernal, Utah, on November 12, 1981, the second son of Brett and Zellene Allred. Shortly after his graduation from Sky View High School in Smithfield, Utah, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in January 2001 and was assigned to India Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, at Camp Pendleton, California. Michael distinguished himself by working hard and displaying leadership qualities. He was the first in his SOI (School of Infantry) class to achieve the rank of Lance Corporal. Because of his leadership skills, he was selected as a coxswain of a boat landing company and later as a team leader by his squad and platoon leaders.

Michael was first deployed to Iraq to assist in Operation Iraqi Freedom, from January to May 2003. He was later assigned to Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division in 2003. In early March 2004, he was again deployed to Iraq where he was stationed in Fallujah, Al Anbar Province. As a result of wounds received in action in late March 2004, he was awarded a Purple Heart. Then, on 6 September 2004, while on patrol outside Fallujah, Michael, along with six other Marines and three Iraqi Guardsmen, was killed in a suicide car bombing. Michael was posthumously awarded a Gold Star in lieu of a second Purple Heart.

Michael's officers complimented him on his work ethic, his dependability, and his composure in battlefield situations. He loved what he was doing and felt strongly that he was in the right place doing the right thing and that the Iraqi people needed him there.

Michael planned to attend Utah State University after his enlistment in the Marines was completed. In his honor and to express their gratitude to a loving community that supported them at the time of their loss, Michael's family has created a scholarship fund to assist those wanting to attend Utah State University.

Services

Scholarship Information

What You Could Receive:

At least one scholarship of $1000, divided between two semesters into allotments of $500 for each semester will be awarded each year. The scholarship can be used for tuition and fees, housing, and books at Utah State University (USU). Checks will be made out to the university on behalf of the scholarship recipient(s). The scholarship recipient(s) will be notified each year in early May.

Who Can Apply:

Applicants must be high school graduates planning on attending USU or students currently pursuing an undergraduate degree at USU. They must be in good academic standing and will be selected on the basis of high personal integrity, academic performance, service to campus and community, potential and vision, and financial need. They must be committed to the cause of freedom for all people the world over. Applicants need not be U.S. citizens.

How To Apply:

An application form must be filled out as directed. The completed form, high school or university transcript, and essay must then be returned to the foundation address, as listed below.

Where To Send The Application:

The Lance Corporal Michael J. Allred Scholarship Foundation P.O. Box 427 Hyde Park, UT 84318

Deadline:

The application deadline is 1 March of each year, or the Monday following the first should it land on a weekend.
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