2017 Veterans scholarship recipients from the University of Georgia.
Left to right: Justin Petway, Jere W. Morehead (University of Georgia President), and Joseph Mahoney


The Foundation awards approximately 50-60 scholarships annually. Since 2014, 186 students at Universities around the U.S. have received scholarships andĀ 8 marketing faculty have received research grants. OverĀ 40 U.S. veterans are among the award winners, including nine Combat Infantryman Badge holders.

From one infantryman to the other

Larry Eichel

From one infantryman to the other, it is an honor to receive a scholarship award from such a decorated warrior who committed his life to public service both in the military and academia. I can’t thank you enough for allowing me to join the ranks of veteran’s lives you touched through your continued service and will use this scholarship to assist in paying for the last semester of my Master’s degree. Thank you and Semper Fidelis.

Larry Eichel
University of South Florida
Veteran Scholarship Recipient

Catch up with my student loans

Chris Huster

I want to thank you guys from the bottom of my heart for selecting my to win this scholarship. It’s going to go far when it comes to helping me catch up with my student loans. It means the world to me and I am more grateful then words can explain.

Chris Huster
Rowan University
Marketing Scholarship Recipient

Veterans should take care of each other

I thank you for being an example of how we as veterans should take care of each other and encourage each other to reach higher to achieve our dreams! You showed me a true example of how I wish to be when I become financially sound and able, meaning I want to be able to reach out to younger veterans and help guide when needed. Again, thank you so much. I appreciate it!

Michael w. Simmons
University of South Florida
Veteran Scholarship Recipient

Pursuit of service to community

Jennifer Hejsek

I am looking forward to pursuing this as a career, and thanks to your generous assistance, I am one step closer to that goal. Your generosity and thoughtfulness in helping to lighten my financial burden has I pursue my educational goals is invaluable.

Jennifer Hejsek
University of Colorado - Colorado Springs
Veteran Scholarship Recipient

I am very grateful

Dillon Impagliazzo

I want to thank you for choosing me. I feel as though this scholarship will allow me to continue my education the way I wanted. I am very grateful and wish you the both the best.

Dillon Impagliazzo
Rowan University
Marketing Scholarship Recipient

Fuel my career

Kevin Lara

Thank you so much Harold and Muriel Berkman! I plan to use the money to fuel my career following school. I sincerely appreciate everything.

Kevin Lara
Rowan University
Marketing Scholarship Recipient

Further my education

Emily Yanchuck

Thank you so much Harold and Muriel Berkman! I plan to use the money to fuel my career following school. I sincerely appreciate everything.

Emily Yanchuck
Rowan University
Marketing Scholarship Recipient

I hope I am able to continue your legacy

Josh Pericles

Having the opportunity to be recognized and awarded a scholarship from you is an honor, and I hope I am able to continue your legacy as I move forward with my life.

Joshua Pericles
University of South Florida
Veteran Scholarship Recipient

Afford me more quality time with my family

My current work as a Defense contractor keeps me separated from my family for extended periods. This award will assist me in completing my “final mile” by expediting my degree and allowing me to seek a change in career (Cybersecurity) that will afford me for quality time with my family.

Brian Busch
University of South Florida
Veteran Scholarship Recipient

Past Scholarship Recipients

The Foundation is delighted to recognize the previous award winners.