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: Applications 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. [Marocchi_application 2020.pdf]

To apply online, click here.

**Applications for the 2020 Marocchi Scholarship are due by Sunday, April 19.**

For more information, contact Morgan Guyer, Assistant Director of Education – or 804.786.9700.