Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
Eric Candelori has volunteered with the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation for the past forty years and sees his service to the organization as an honor to his late father’s legacy. The Marine Corps Scholarship Fund’s work is straight forward: it provides scholarships for the children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen in-need to recognize their parents and family for their service. Unlike other scholarship programs, the Scholarship Fund was founded in the spirit of Semper Fidelis – always faithful – and is the only military scholarship provider to make an award to every single eligible student who applies. Over his many years of service, Eric has served in a variety of roles including fundraiser, Treasurer, Vice Chair and acting President. Eric’s consistent support and strategic vision have been instrumental in growing the Scholarship Foundation from a small, informal organization awarding a few scholarships a year to a vibrant fund awarding more than 2,500 scholarships worth more than $8 million annually.