Captain Matthew C. Freeman, USMC, Memorial Sibling Scholarship


This scholarship was established in 2012 to honor the life of Captain Matthew C. Freeman, USMC, and his beloved sisters, Marybeth Macias and Virginia Wiedower, and to acknowledge the struggles and emotional pain when dealing with the loss of a sibling. Captain Freeman was killed in action in Afghanistan on August 7, 2009. The applicant will need to write an essay describing the relationship with their sibling and how his/her death effected them.


  • Must be a sibling of a fallen military member who was killed while deployed to a combat zone.
  • Must be entering or attending an accredited university or college of choice and must show proof of acceptance.
  • Must attach a DD 1300, Report of Casualty
    Sealed high school transcripts
  • Picture(s) of you and your sibling and/or family.

It is suggested that you view the video on the website, and/or read through the stories on “In Memory of Matthew Freeman” on Facebook to familiarize yourself with Matthew and how his life affected others.