Eric McColley Scholarship of Honor
Eric joined the Marines on the delayed entry program prior to graduating from Gettysburg High School in 2000. While in high school, he excelled on the swim team and in other team sports including soccer and baseball. Outside of school, his commitment to helping others could be seen in his work as a lifeguard, swim instructor, and swim coach at the Gettysburg YWCA. The thing Eric was most proud of was being a Marine. He had re-enlisted and intended to go to military police school, and hoped to pursue a career in law enforcement in civilian life, when he was killed. Eric's sense of humor will be missed.
Veronica Yingling is studying Criminal Justice at West Chester University. She is pictured with Eric’s parents, John and Susan McColley and co-chair of Eric’s Scholarship of Honor, Stan Clark (right)
Jacob Withers is studying Engineering, Army ROTC at Virginia Tech. He is pictured here with Stan Clark (left) and Eric's parents, Susan and John McColley.
Emma Harvey is studying Physical Therapy at the University of South Carolina. She is pictured here with Stan Clark and Eric's parents, Susan and John McColley.
Andrea Rosa is studying Linguistics at the University of Kansas. She is pictured here with co-chair of Eric's Scholarship, Stan Clark (presenting) and Eric's parents, Susan and John McColley
Emma Bahm is pursing a degree in Criminal Psychology at Liberty University. She is pictured here with her parents, Jason and Beth Bahm.
Dakota Peterson is studying Criminal Justice at the Valley Forge Military Academy. He is pictured here with co-chair of Eric's Scholarship, Stan Clark (left) and Eric's parents, Susan and John McColley.
Jason Altman received the Eric McColley Scholarship of Honor at Gettysburg High School, PA. He is studying at Penn State where he is apart of the ROTC and major in Aerospace Technology.
Jason is pictured John McColley, his parents Angela and Donald and with Foundation board member and co-chair of Eric's scholarship, Stan Clark (right).
Lucas Riley (left) received the Eric McColley Scholarship of Honor at Gettysburg High School, PA. He is going into the field of Criminal Justice.
Lucas is pictured with Foundation board member and co-chair of Eric's scholarship, Stan Clark and Jon Hartzel, last years recipient.
Jonathan Hartzel attended Harrisburg Community College. He believes that giving back to the community is very important and has done so himself as a volunteer firefighter with the Gettysburg Fire Department. Jonathan is pictured here with Eric's parents, John and Susan McColley.
The 4th annual Eric McColley Scholarship of Honor was awarded to Elizabeth Dahlen. Liz pusued a degree in Elementary Education and would like to specialize in Physical Education. She is pictured here with her brother, Chris, who just graduated from Army boot camp and her Mom and Dad.
Christian Warner was awarded the 3rd annual Eric McColley Scholarship of Honor. Christian enlisted in the Army National Guard. He is pictured here with Mr. and Mrs. McColley.
The 2008 Sergeant Jonathan Eric McColley Scholarship of Honor Award was presented to Margaret S. Dombrowsky. Maggie attended Bucknell University and majored in pre-law, and was involved in the ROTC program. Pictured here with Mr. and Mrs. McColley.
The first annual Sergeant Jonathan Eric McColley Scholarship of Honor Award was presented to Zach Sites of Orrtanna, PA, on May 29, 2007. It was presented by Medal of Honor Recipient, Colonel Wesley Fox. Zach has been active as a volunteer in the Cashtown Fire Company as an EMT, and was accepted in the EMT - Paramedic Program at HACC. He has since become a professional firefighter and paramedic.
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