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February 21, 2017

Summer Opportunity

SHOW US YOUR FIGHTING SPIRIT...Semper Fidelis All-American Program

Life is a battle. It takes an uncompromising will to achieve, an unwavering commitment to win and a relentless
determination to improve the lives of others. In the Marine Corps, we call it the Fighting Spirit.
The Semper Fidelis All-American Program, proudly presented by the United States Marine Corps, recognizes elite
high school juniors who face life’s battles with the determination to succeed. These students embody a fighting
spirit, much like the fighting spirit of a Marine, by taking on the challenges of succeeding academically while
excelling in athletics and bettering their communities.

WHAT: As a reward for turning obstacles into achievements, the Marines will select approximately 100 students
nationwide to earn the title Semper Fidelis All-American and attend the exclusive Battles Won Academy. And to celebrate
the importance of building a support system to enable the success of the next generation, each All-American will be
given the opportunity to bring a mentor of their choosing to the event. The Battles Won Academy experience includes:
• An all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. for the selected All-American and a mentor of their choice
• The chance to win scholarship funding for college
• Behind-the-scenes tours of our nation’s capital
• An immersive Marine Corps experience
• Teambuilding outings and sporting events
• Networking with other students and professional mentors
• The opportunity to hear from influential speakers across a variety of life paths and industries

WHERE/WHEN: The Battles Won Academy will be held from 13 to 17 July 2017 in Washington, D.C.

WHO: To qualify for the program, a student must meet the following requirements:
• Be a junior in high school
• Have a 3.5 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent
• Be active in community service
• Play a competitive team sport
• Hold a student or community leadership position
• And most importantly, embody a fighting spirit

SHOW US YOUR FIGHTING SPIRIT
DO YOU THINK YOU, OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW, HAVE
WHAT IT TAKES TO EARN THE TITLE SEMPER FIDELIS ALL-AMERICAN?
APPLY OR NOMINATE SOMEONE TODAY AT SFAAP.MARINES.COM.
APPLICATION DEADLINE IS 28 FEBRUARY 2017—