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Leavenworth military uniform company establishes scholarship at K-State

April 19, 2010

Marlow White Uniform Company, a nationally renowned maker of military uniforms in Leavenworth, has established the Marlow White Warrior Legacy Scholarship at Kansas State University.

The endowed fund will benefit K-State students who are the son, daughter or spouse of a soldier, sailor, airman, Marine or coast guardsman who was killed in combat. In the absence of qualified recipients, Army ROTC cadets will be considered for the scholarship, with preference given to those demonstrating previous military service, merit, financial need and embodiment of Army values.

After operating for several years as a mail-order business, the Marlow White Uniform Company came to Fort Leavenworth in 1971, as part of the newly constructed Post Exchange. In 1990, the company became the provider of premier dress uniforms for the Army and Air Force Exchange system, making their uniforms available in Post Exchanges worldwide. Marlow White is also one of the leading providers of military swords in the United States.

The company’s expansion within the past decade has led to updates specifically related to technology, enabling the use of e-commerce on the company’s Web site. Marlow White currently donates a percentage of every web order to the Warrior Legacy Fund.

“The Marlow White Warrior Legacy Scholarship is our tribute to our nation’s warriors,” said Timothy J. Cahill, president of Marlow White. “These young men and women protect us every day by willingly serving our nation on the battlefield. We are indeed the ‘Land of the Free’ only because we are the ‘Home of the Brave.’ We are both humbled and proud to be able to honor our nation’s brave warriors in this way. May God bless our warriors and their families as He blesses the USA.”

Dan Greer, controller at Marlow White, said he was happy about the partnership.

“We’ve had a great relationship with the Military Science Department at K-State over the years,” Greer said. “K-State is in our backyard, as well as Fort Riley, and we’re excited about this partnership.”

Philanthropic contributions to K-State are coordinated by the Kansas State University Foundation. The foundation manages fundraising efforts with alumni, friends, corporations and foundations to secure private support for the university.


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