Marocchi Memorial Scholarship

Rear Admiral John Marocchi served in the United States Navy for decades, with a career that spanned service in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Admiral Marocchi was a recipient of the Purple Heart and the Legion of Merit, was one of very few Navy officers to complete Army Airborne training, and served for over fifteen years as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Virginia War Memorial. He was a person who used every opportunity to teach those around him, and all were able to benefit from his experience and perceptive view of the world around him. In his memory, a scholarship has been created to encourage and enable motivated individuals who plan to enroll in the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) at a Virginia school of higher education.

The RADM John Marocchi Memorial Scholarship provides two awards of $2,500 each given to two graduating seniors from Virginia high schools. Please see below for more details!

NOTE: Applicants do NOT need to be JROTC participants in their high schools. All graduating seniors who meet the qualifications are welcome to apply.

For a full biography of Rear Admiral John Marocchi, click here. 

For scholarship requirements and application information, click here.

For a printable PDF of the application, click here.

To apply online, click here.

Applications for the 2021 Marocchi Scholarship are due by Sunday, April 18, 2021.

Contact Morgan Guyer at with any questions.