Berkman Scholarship

The Harold and Muriel Berkman Charitable Foundation has announced that it will award two $1000 scholarships to USF student-veterans for the Fall 2017 semester. The scholarship is for full-time undergraduate and graduate level student-veterans, and full or part-time doctoral student-veterans.

Preference is given for those veterans who are recipients of the Combat Infantryman's Badge (CIB), wounded veterans missing limbs as a result of combat activities, and veterans who received the Purple Heart Medal. However, it is suggested that any USF student-veteran who is the recipient of the Combat Action Badge or conducted combat operations in Iraq or Afghanistan apply for the scholarship.

Dr. Berkman is a World War II veteran, having served in the U. S. Army as an infantryman (317th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division, Third Army) during the Battle of the Bulge (December 1944). For his actions during the war, Dr. Berkman was awarded a Bronze Star Medal, three Bronze Service Stars, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, and the Chevalier de la Lėgion d'honneur (France).

If you are interested in this scholarship, please go to the Berkman Application. If you have any questions, contact Veterans Support Coordinator Steve Horton (USF Office of Veteran Success) at 974-6459.

Dr. Berkman is a World War II veteran, having served in the U. S. Army as an infantry soldier during the Battle of the Bulge (December 1944).

To apply:

Complete the Berkman Application.
Submit a DD 214 (military records for service activites and honors)
Submit a resume (including awards, volunteer work, etc.)
Submit a statement of impact: Describe in 200 words or less why this scholarship is important to you and the impact you foresee it having on your college experience

All submissions need to be in Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat (.PDF) format. Please submit them to the following organization:

USF Foundation Scholarship Office
Fax: (813) 974-8855
Mail: 4202 E. Fowler Ave., ALC100, Tampa, FL 33620