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Our Mission

Scholarship recipient with award

The Dolphin Scholarship Foundation believes that the enhancement of both human potential and quality of life is achievable through education. Many sons, daughters, and spouses of U.S. Navy submariners face financial obstacles while pursuing undergraduate and vocational education. DSF is committed to minimizing those obstacles by assisting them in reaching their fullest potential.

Dolphin Scholarship Foundation currently sponsors 113 students, who each receive an annual scholarship of ranging from $2,600 to $4,000. Each recipient may potentially receive a total of $16,000 for up to eight semesters of undergraduate study. The number of new awards granted each year is determined by graduation/attrition of current Dolphin Scholars and donations. Dolphin Scholarship Foundation is proud to have awarded over $14,000,000 to more than 1,500 students attending universities and colleges through the United States.

DSF also proudly administers the Laura W. Bush Scholarship, the USS Colorado (SSN 788), the USS Delaware (SSN 791), the USS Hampton (SSN 767), the USS Indiana (SSN 789), the USS Montana (SSN 794), the USS Nautilus (SSN 571), the USS Oregon (SSN 793), and the USS Washington (SSN 787) scholarships.