Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation To Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell

ADVISORY, March 27, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square. The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is celebrating its 50 th year, making it the nation's oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships to U.S. military families.

In honor of the occasion, Major Owen West USMC (Ret.), Foundation Board Member, Managing Director Goldman, Sachs, and noted author, will ring the Closing Bell.

Where:

NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43 rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio

When:

Thursday, March 28, 2013 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET  

Contact : Eugenia Gardner (703) 549-0060 Eugenia.gardner@mcsf.org

NASDAQ MarketSite: Jen Knapp (212) 401-8916 Jennifer.knapp@nasdaqomx.com

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Webcast:

A live webcast of the NASDAQ Closing Bell will be available at: http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx .

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About the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation:

Celebrating its 50th year, the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is the nation's oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships to U.S. military families. Since 1962, the Scholarships Foundation has provided more than 30,000 scholarships valued at over $70,000,000 with particular attention given to those with a parent who was killed or wounded in action, or who have demonstrated financial need. For more information on the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation please visit http://www.mcsf.org/.

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