Community Foundation offers $10K scholarship to honor fallen Marines

| March 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

community foundationA scholarship has been set up in the names of Lance Corporal Eric William Herzberg and Lance Corporal William Taylor Wild IV. It will be awarded each year to an Anne Arundel County public high school senior who demonstrates those qualities celebrated by the U.S. Marines: honor, courage and commitment.

The Community Foundation of Anne Arundel scholarship is up to $10,000 a year for up to 2 consecutive years pending the student’s successful academic progress.  Eligible education expenses include tuition, fees, books and equipment associated with a specific academic program.

Additional criteria for the scholarship award include: a minimum 2.5 grade point average and plans to enter an accredited two or four year public or private college or university, or a professional/technical school in the following fall. Other important qualities for applicants are faith, values, a demonstrated commitment to family and friends, quiet leadership, and a stated need for financial assistance.

To apply for an award, applicants should write a 500-1000 word essay about how they are uniquely qualified for this scholarship award. This should be accompanied by a statement from a non-family member who can speak directly to the applicant’s character, team involvement and qualifications to receive this particular award, and a copy of high school transcripts.

Eric W. Herzberg and Taylor Wild IV were both proud U.S. Marines. Eric joined the Marine Corps right after graduation. He dedicated his life to protecting and defending our country and was killed in action in Al Anbar, Iraq on October 21, 2006.  Taylor deployed to both Afghanistan and Kuwait. He died in a mortar explosion during a training exercise at Hawthorne Army Depot on March 18, 2013.

Applications are due by noon on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 sent via hard copy or in electronic format to [email protected]. Finalists will be notified by April 30th and asked to participate in an in-person interview with the Scholarship Advisory Committee. Final notifications of awardees will be mailed by Saturday, May 30, 2015.

For more information visit the website at www.cfaac.org or call or email Adrianna Weissburg at 410 280-1102 or [email protected].

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