Paul A. Fusco Scholar Athlete Award

Paul A. FuscoWelcome to the Paul A. Fusco Memorial Scholar Athlete Award. This scholarship was established in the summer of 2015 to honor the life of former Eclipse Engineering team member, Paul Fusco.

The Paul A. Fusco Memorial Scholar Athlete Award is an annual, merit based competition, that focuses on rewarding academic achievement, a commitment to serving others (in school, in the community or at home), a strong work ethic, and leadership qualities. The intent of the award is to provide help with the costs of college education for a student athlete who has participated on sanctioned teams at the high school level and who exemplifies the qualities and values of Eclipse Engineering. This is a one-time award of $500. Finalists will be chosen and the award recipient will be selected in May of each year.

The Paul A. Fusco Memorial Scholar Athlete Award is funded through Eclipse Engineering, LLC. The committee, in making scholarships available, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, sexual orientation, handicap or national/ethnic origin.

Michael Fusco, 2016

Natalie Offenberg, 2017

Emily Garrick, 2018

Scholarship Eligibility

  1. Must be a United States citizen or non-citizen who has a current lawful presence in the United States and a work permit.
  2. Available to permanent residents of Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia or Washington DC who display academic achievement, a commitment to serving others, a strong work ethic and leadership qualities.
  3. High school seniors and students with GED diplomas entering accredited U.S. undergraduate colleges or universities are eligible to apply for the scholarship. Must be enrolled in college full-time (at least 12 hours).
  4. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale or the equivalent.
  5. Must be pursuing an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree. Students in one-year or two-year certificate programs do not qualify.
  6. Must display citizenship and serious-mindedness characteristics and be involved in a balance of school, community and/or work activities.
  7. Must have participated on a sanctioned or high school athletics team, at any level.
  8. Must be used for undergraduate tuition, fees and books only
  9. Applicants may not have received a full-ride scholarship.


Applications are accepted April 1 through May 1.

Your Information

High School Information

Upload a PDF of your high school transcript. Name the file "Transcript" plus your full name (i.e., TranscriptJohnSmith.pdf).

Extracurricular Activities and Sports

College Information

Work Experience and Civic Activities

Essays and Recommendations

Personal Essay
In 500 words, describe how your academic, civic and athletic experiences have shaped you as an individual.

Name the file "Essay" plus your name (i.e., EssayJohnSmith). Essay should be in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format.

Letter of Reference
Provide one letter of recommendation from a teacher, coach or community leader. Letters should detail your relationship and explain how you have impacted others.

Name the file "Letter" plus your name (i.e., LetterJohnSmith). Letter should be in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format.

The applicant is responsible for submitting all required materials to the Paul A. Fusco Scholar Athlete Award by the submission deadline. Incomplete applications will not be evaluated. The materials are required and should be submitted together in one package. Eclipse Engineering, LLC has the sole responsibility for selecting recipients based on criteria as set forth in the scholarship’s description. The application and all submitted material are the property of Eclipse Engineering, LLC.

I acknowledge decisions are final. I certify I meet the eligibility requirements of the program as described in the guidelines and the information provided is complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge. If requested, I will provide proof of any information provided. Falsification of information may result in termination of any award granted.

My submission indicates my understanding and acceptance of the terms listed above.