Spc. Ethan J. Martin Scholarship Fund

The application process for the Specialist Ethan J. Martin Scholarship is closed as of midnight Friday, April 15, 2022. Recipients will be awarded on May 2, 2022.

Spc Ethan J MartinSpc. Ethan J. Martin, 22 of Lewiston, Idaho, died August 7, 2012 in Koragay, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when he encountered enemy small arms fire by ambush.
Martin was assigned to 1st Squadron, 40th Calvary.
Lt’s driver for Combat Platoon
140th Calvary Airborne
4th BDE
25th Infantry Division

Inspired by his desire to attend nursing school after he got out of the military, the Spc. Ethan J. Martin Scholarship Fund has been established to help others with similar aspirations.

First College Graduate Recipient of the Spc. Ethan J. Martin Scholarship

A Salute To Our Heroes Foundation is proud to announce Katie Kaldenbeger the first College Graduate Recipient of the Spc. Ethan J. Martin Scholarship. We wish Katie Kaldenberger much success in her future endeavors. We are so PROUD of you Katie!

I wanted to send you an update to share with the Scholarship Board. I’m excited to say I graduated from Elmhurst University on May 22, 2021. I completed two majors and a minor: Economics, Business Administration, and Mathematics. I earned Magna Cum Laude honors; finishing in the top five percent of my class with a 3.83 / 4 gpa. I am happy to announce that I have accepted a job offer at a consulting firm in Chicago. I will start my new career on June 7th. Thank you again to the A Salute to Our Heroes Foundation for awarding me the Inaugural Spc. Ethan J. Martin Scholarship. I hope I made you proud.
With gratitude,
Katie Kaldenberger

2019 RECIPIENT OF Spc. Ethan J. Martin Scholarship

It is with our esteem honor and privilege to announce that “A Salute To Our Heroes” Scholarship Board and Foundation has chosen Katie Kaldenberger as the inaugural 2019 Recipient of
the “Specialist Ethan J. Martin” Scholarship. Katie was awarded a $3,000.00 scholarship on Thursday, August 22nd, 2019, at Bowes Creek Country Club, Elgin, IL. Ms. Kaldenberger is in her third year at Elmhurst College and is majoring in Actuarial Science.

Dear Scholarship Board,
I am so thankful that I got to meet you on Thursday, August 22, 2019. I want to thank you again for selecting me as your inaugural scholarship recipient of the Spc. Ethan J. Martin Scholarship. I was very happy that I was able to introduce my family to you. It is truly an honor to receive your scholarship. I hope I will make you proud as I represent your foundation and help support your admirable cause.
With gratitude,
Katie Kaldenberger

Scholarship Application Information

Spc. Ethan J. Martin Scholarship

AWARD: Varies


PROVIDED BY: A Salute To Our Heroes Foundation


A Salute To Our Heroes Foundation would like to announce a scholarship program named as “Spc. Ethan J. Martin’ Scholarship”. The program is open to assist children of select active duty, reserve, or retired members of the ALL 5 United States Military Branches of Service who plan to continue their education in college and or trade school. To be eligible for this award, candidates must be daughters, sons, grandsons, granddaughters, great-granddaughters, great-grandsons of veterans. The applicant must reside in Kane County, Illinois. Scholarships will be awarded for 2022 and amount will vary. The candidate applying must hold a 3.0 GPA. Money awarded will be applied directly to a Junior College, University and or Trade School that is accredited of the awarded candidate if selected.

To apply for an application, go to: asalutetoourheroes@gmail.com

This scholarship program is administered by A Salute To Our Heroes. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability or national origin.