In loving memory of… Eric Morton Wang ~ 09/18/84 - 04/09/02 ~
Eric Wang Memorial Scholarship
Eric Wang was a member of the Fencing Institute of Texas’ and St. Mark’s Men’s Epee Teams. Eric had an effusive smile and demeanor. He walked through life with an air of confidence, but a humbleness that reached out to everyone he met. His competitive spirit led him to fencing and track, and guided him through academic achievements. Eric was a tremendous athlete and gifted student. He embraced life and all those around him as his equal, and gave of himself effortlessly and graciously.
"With so many lessons left unfinished, Eric still led a good and joyful life. He lived life without any regrets. Although Eric physically is not with us right now, his spirit will always been in our hearts and our minds."
~ Brian Wang (eulogy excerpt)
Fencing Institute of Texas, in cooperation with the Wang family, dedicates the Wang Memorial Fencing Tournament to Eric’s memory. Proceeds from this event are set aside for the scholarship fund. FIT publicly thanks Coach David Sierra and Cutting Edge Fencing Club for their support through tournament proceeds to the Scholarship fund and to the other area coaches and fencers who make this tournament possible year after year, not only by participating, but by providing tournament support.
• Have fencing experience.
• Be a high school senior or a college freshman, sophomore, or junior
• Be enrolled in a college or university undergraduate program in the fall of the award year.
• Complete the application in full and submit all materials by the due date.
"…let me express my sincere appreciation to the Wang Family and the committee for awarding me with this generous fencing scholarship. It is a great honor for me to be part of Eric’s legacy."
~ Andrew Jung, 2009 Recipient
"Thank you for the tremendous honor of being named as a 2008 recipient of theEric Wang Memorial Scholarship. ... Although I was never afforded the opportunity to meet him in passing or on the fencing strip, we share a love for competition and life. Vince Lombardi, one of the most decorated and respected football coaches of all time, once said, 'The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.' I believe that is how Eric lived his life, with never ending enthusiasm for fencing, and love for his friends and family. Eric is a role model for all of us, and as I continue my journey as a fencer and scholar, I will continue to remember the values he embraced."
~ Andrew Simon, Duke University Class of 2010
"I would like to thank you for awarding me this generous fencing scholarship. It means a lot to me to know that someone could look at my fencing career and deem it worthy of such a prize. I shall continue to improve myself through the sport and work my hardest to become the best fencer I can. Eric will be an inspiration as I continue to work at school and at fencing."
~ Paul Herin, 2005 recipient
There are two scholarship awards available for 2014. The amount of each award is $500.00.
2012: - No recipients
2011: - Kathryn Holmes (Princeton)
2010: - No recipients
2009: Nadia Eldeib (Virginia), Harvard University - $750
2009: Andrew Jung (New Jersey), Johns Hopkins University - $750
2008: Madeline Cooper (Washington), McGill University, Canada - $500
2008: Andrew Simon (Connecticut), Duke University - $500
2007: Andrew Simon (Connecticut), Duke University - $500
2007: Jordan Herin (Alabama), Georgia Tech - $500
2006: Cordelia Link (New Jersey), MIT - $500
2006: Andrew Simon (Connecticut), Duke - $500
2005: William “Paul” Herin, III (Alabama), Georgia Institute of Technology
2004: Stuart Small (Texas), Ohio State - $250
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