My father was in the merchant marines during wwII. My brother told me he remembers seeing something where the descendants of merchant marines can apply for scholarship $ for college. Anyone have any information on this??
You might want to ask the folks at: http://www.usmm.org/
WW II Merchant Mariners were awarded Veterans status recently.
Looks like there are scholarship bucks around depending on where you live and/or where you plan to go to school. Check these hits from my Google search: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&rlz=1I7GGIE_en&ei=UEPqS4mpFMW6rAe9lLHdCQ&sa=X&oi=spell&resnum=0&ct=result&cd=1&ved=0CBsQBSgA&q=wwII+merchant+marine+scholarships&spell=1&cts=1273643681140
It looks like documenting WWII Merchant Mariner service may be the tough part, at least where the VA Administration is concerned: http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part3/subptiii/ch02/ch02_secf.doc