Berkman Scholarship

The Harold and Muriel Berkman Charitable Foundation has announced that it will award 3-4 $1000 scholarships to USF student-veterans for the 2017-2018 academic year. The Berkman Scholarship, administered by the USF Office of Veteran Success, is open to all full-time or part-time student veterans, all academic levels, all majors, all colleges, and all campuses..

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).  In addition, Dr. Berkman was recently awarded the Order of Saint Maurice by the National Infantry Association.

If you are interested in this scholarship, please complete the 2017-2018 Berkman Scholarship Online Application.

Note: The application window is currently closed.  The Office of Veteran Success will notify student veterans via email when the window reopens.

Applicants should be prepared to complete the online application in its entirety to avoid duplicate applications.  Be prepared to:

  1. Submit your DD 214 (or copy of orders if still active) via the online application
  2. Submit your resume (including awards, volunteer work, etc.) via the online application
  3. Submit 100 word or less essay (via the online application) that provides a recent example highlighting evidence of your leadership and community engagement.
  4. Submit 100 words or less essay (via the online application) describing how this financial award would improve the quality of life for you and your family.

If you have questions about the Berkman Scholarship, please contact Veterans Support Coordinator Steve Horton (USF Office of Veteran Success).