Dolphin Scholarship Foundation

$77,172 raised of $87,500 goal
from 99 people $10,328 to go

On May 22, 1968, USS Scorpion (SSN 589) was lost on its way home to Norfolk after a Mediterranean deployment during the Cold War. All ninety-nine men aboard perished in the incident. In anticipation of the 55th anniversary, a lead donation was made to establish the USS Scorpion (SSN 589) Scholarship – a named Dolphin Scholarship open to qualified children and spouses of the members or former members of the Submarine Force or those who have served in submarine support activities.

A lead gift of $17,500 made by a donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, kicks off the USS Scorpion (SSN 589) Scholarship endowment drive. The donor has pledged to match donations up to half the target amount to fully endow the scholarship at $87,500. The goal is to fund the scholarship while marking the 55th anniversary of tragedy on May 22, 2023.

Although no donation is too small or too large, in honor of those who served on Scorpion, the following donation levels listed below have been established:

Remember the year: $19.68

Mark the passage of time: $55.00

Honor the souls lost onboard: $99.00

Tribute to USS Scorpion (SSN 589): $589.00

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