Successful STEM Event with RF-LAMBDA & Gold Star Kids


Thank you to our scholarship partner, RF-LAMBDA for hosting this amazing STEM event for Gold Star children. We are grateful for your support, belief in our mission and commitment to educational opportunities for Gold Star families. Information coming soon regarding the 2nd Annual RF-LAMBDA Open House!

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Register Now for Sugar Bear’s Virtual Memorial Run - July 22nd


There is still time to register for Sugar Bear’s Virtual Memorial Run! You can run, bike, hike or walk in honor of our hero. Funds from this event will help support both Marines and our programs/events as well as initiatives we are trying to launch. Help us celebrate Sugar Bear’s life this Monday, July 22nd in a way that is truly impactful.

The first 300 participants to complete the event will receive an exclusive race pin with the image above. The registration fee is $25.

CLICK HERE to Register

All proceeds support the Sugar Bear Foundation and MCAF's programs for Marines!

To Track Your Mileage: You can record your miles on your phone with the Map My Run mobile app. Download the Map My Run mobile app and add "MarineCorps Association" as your friend (note: there is no space between Marine and Corps). We will add you to the event you registered for so you can track your progress and the progress of other runners. Please also note that this step is NOT a requirement for this virtual challenge.


This is a virtual challenge where you can run, walk, bike or hike any time, anywhere to complete the mileage on July 22. Use #EveryClimeandPlaceChallenge on social media!

CLICK HERE to Register


Gold Star Teen and Collegiate Summer Internship Application


RF-Lambda is sponsoring Summer Internships for juniors, seniors and college students interested in pursuing a career in a STEM, business or marketing field. The internship will begin at the end of June and run for six weeks. Student applicants must have lost a parent while on active duty, such as in the case of illness, accident, suicide, or KIA. Students must be from San Diego or Orange County (may attend college out of state).

The application is due Tuesday, May 28th, 2019. Please direct any questions and/or submit the application and letters of reference to Dates will be announced with the selection of interns.

CLICK HERE to Download the RF-Lambda Summer Internship Application

Scholarship Application - The RF-Lambda Memorial Scholarship


We are excited to share our Memorial Scholarship in honor of our hero! To qualify, you must be a resident of San Diego or Orange County, the son or daughter of a military service member who died while on active duty and a senior in high school or attending college.  

The loss of a parent can have a devastating impact  on a family and we  want to help surviving children create a path of success.   

Please direct any questions to

To apply, CLICK HERE to Download the Scholarship Application. Applicants should state the estimated amount needed on the application. Funds will be paid directly to the institution for such items as tuition, housing, fees or academic tutoring needs that pertain to selected coursework.

Second Forum Series - "Navigating Your Strengths"

In April we will join our partners from the MCRD Museum Foundation’s Family Forever program in hosting a very special workshop for Gold Star families, Navigating Your Strengths. This incredible seminar is conducted by Sarah Davis. Davis has a vast level of experience working with Gold Star families. She brings the perfect level of expertise in helping survivors find a renewed purpose and meaning to their lives after dealing with trauma and loss.

CLICK HERE for more Information about Sarah Davis.