Marine Corps Recruiting Command
Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va.
3280 Russell Road, 2nd Floor Quantico, VA 22134
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Quantico, VA - Frederick C. Branch became the first ever African-American Marine officer on Nov. 10, 1945. In honor of his success, the Frederick C. Branch Scholarship Program was created nearly 70 years later in 2006. Each year, 34 four-year Frederick C. Branch Scholarships are offered to students who plan to attend a Historically Black College or University (HBCU).
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