The Eric W. Herzberg Memorial Scholarship – Florida

The Eric W. Herzberg Memorial Scholarship – Florida is awarded each year to deserving 8th or 9th grade students who are well rounded in the areas of academics, athletics and community service. It is awarded in remembrance of Marine Lance Corporal Eric W. Herzberg, who gave his life in service to the United States on October 21, 2006 in Al Anbar province in Iraq.

Scholarship recipients will be selected annually by the Eric W. Herzberg scholarship committee. The scholarship committee will consist of at least three members of the Herzberg family to include Eric’s father. Scholarship recipients will be notified by phone call or letter no later than May 1st of each year.

The initial Hillsborough online application must be completed by January 10th of each year. The essay must be completed as part of the online application process. No late applications will be accepted. The selection committee e-mail is

In addition to other standard criteria established by the Hillsborough Education Foundation as part of the “Take Stock in Children” program, the following criteria will be specific to the Eric W. Herzberg Memorial Scholarship – Florida award:


1) Applicant must be a United States citizen.
2) Applicant must currently be an 8th or 9th grader at a public school.
3) Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 2.5.
4) The applicant’s financial need will also be a significant determining factor.
5) An essay that will demonstrate:

  • Your knowledge of Lance Corporal Eric W. Herzberg and his character. This can be based on first-hand knowledge, research on the internet and other information sources, and/or interviews with family and friends.
  • Your definition of service and why you think it is important.
  • Your plans to serve others during the course of your life.

Hillsborough Education Foundation Online Scholarship Application

Please Consider Donating to the Eric W. Herzberg Memorial Scholarship Fund

Donations can be made online (click “Make a Donation”) or by check.   All donations will go to the Hillsborough Educational Foundation which administers the Eric W. Herzberg Memorial Scholarship – Florida. Checks can be made out to “Hillsborough Educational Foundation – Eric W. Herzberg Memorial Scholarship” and mailed to:

Eric Herzberg
10206 Waterford Drive
Manassas, VA 20110

All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.