The Nation’s oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships to military children.

Eric J. Candelori (VA)

Eric J. Candelori (VA)

Eric J. Candelori is a Senior Vice President & Wealth Management Advisor with Merrill Lynch and has been with the firm for 31 years. He is also the co-founder of EMP180 Weight Loss. Eric has been involved with the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation for over 40 years and has served in several board leadership positions including Vice President, Treasurer and Acting President. He is also a member of the board and Vice Chairman for the Navy Mutual Aid Association. Eric served in Marine Corps as a Lieutenant from 1984-1987. He and his wife, Heather Evans live in Vienna, VA.

David McCallum

In Memoriam, David McCallum, 1933-2023

David McCallum was one of the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation’s greatest champions. His brother-in-law, Marine Corporal George Whitney Carpenter, was killed in Vietnam in 1967. Determined to keep George’s legacy alive, David and his wife, Katherine, established a scholarship through MCSF in his name to directly benefit the children of Marines. We fondly recall David weaving MCSF into the script of NCIS episodes and thrilling the audience when he served as the Master of Ceremonies for the New York Leatherneck Ball. Thank you to all those who have contributed in David’s honor. We invite everyone to watch the NCIS episode dedicated to David which will air on CBS on Monday, February 19. To make a contribution in David’s memory, please visit