The Semper Fi Fund provides scholarships for Northport High School students in order to preserve the memory of our son Christopher, encourage loyalty and to give back to a community that has supported us so well.
The fund offers a $1000 award to a college bound senior of the general graduating class along with one to a senior member of both the girl’s and boy’s lacrosse team.
Students applying from the general graduating class must demonstrate, using their choice of media (i.e. film, audio, essay, etc.) how they exhibit the quality of loyalty in their life. Finalists may be required to appear for an interview with the Scholarship Committee.
The specific criteria for members of the lacrosse teams is as follows: a team member who, while not a starter, exemplifies loyalty, teamwork and the ability to use humor to help his or her teammates relax when the pressure is the greatest, all traits that Christopher demonstrated while serving in the Marine Corps. These awards are chosen by the lacrosse coaches.
In addition to the above scholarships, there is also one available to a member of the graduating class who has chosen to enter the military after graduating high school, as Christopher did. This Scholarship was conceived and is funded by a friend of Chris’ who has chosen to remain anonymous. We are grateful for his incredible generosity. We have decided to match the funds, making this a $1000.00 award.
The recipients of past awards are as follows:
The Cpl. Christopher G. Scherer Memorial Scholarship
Winner: Brian Hinton
Finalists: Jordan Descovich, Laura Morella
Winners: Carolyn Breen
Winner: Victoria Arthur
Finalists: Cassandra Dragone, Michael Norton
Winner: Emily Teepe
Finalists: Travis Fishstein,
The Cpl Christopher G. Scherer Memorial Lacrosse Scholarship
Steven Bauer, Danielle Marini
Dan Field, Christine Stallone
Kris Oertel, Katie Fitzmaurice
The Cpl Christopher G. Scherer Memorial Military Scholarship