National Sponsor · Junior Athletes: Do you have what it takes to be a Semper-Fidelis All-American? – Presented by the United States Marine Corps

Battles take many forms.

For 242 years and counting, Marines have fought and won the battles to protect our nation, the battles to make a positive impact in our communities as well as the battles within ourselves to push beyond our current limitations and reach our full potential.

No matter what battle we face, we overcome opposing forces with the willingness to engage and the determination to defeat every adversary.

It’s our fighting spirit. And it lives in the heart of every United States Marine.

Proudly presented by the United States Marine Corps, the Semper Fidelis All-American Program honors high school student-athletes who share that same elite spirit in everything that they do.

Program Details

When: July 2018

Where: Washington D.C.

What:  Athletes will win an all-expense paid trip to attend the four-day Battles Won Academy in Washington D.C. Their experience will include daily workouts, an immersive Marine Corps experience on base in Quantico, a community service event, a tour of our Nation’s Capital and networking opportunities with our nation’s civic, athletic and military leaders. Additionally, 2018 Semper Fidelis All-Americans are automatically eligible for exclusive scholarship opportunities and are permitted to invite a mentor of their choosing to attend the event alongside them.

Check out this video of the 2017 event: Battles Won Academy

Who is eligible?

Students will be selected for the program based on moral character and academic performance in addition to athletic abilities. Most critically, nominees must demonstrate a fighting spirit that improves the lives of their fellow citizens.

Eligible applicants must be a Junior in high school playing a competitive team sport. Visit the website to learn more about eligibility.

Now accepting applications and nominations

Do you have what it takes or know someone who does? Nominate & Apply Today

The application deadline is January 31, 2018.


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Presented by the United States Marine Corps