The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced today that it has kicked off its 2018 scholarship season.
“The brave men and women of the Coast Guard community work tirelessly to protect our way of life,” said Coast Guard Foundation president Susan Ludwig in a statement. “Their success relies on having a focused frame of mind, which requires the background understanding that their family back home is being taken care of. We do what we can to help these families and providing scholarships is our core method of support. We are honored to have been able to award a record 166 scholarships last year and look forward to continuing to expand the program again this year.”
Through March 15, children of enlisted Coast Guard members can apply for annual scholarships to fund undergraduate education ranging from $1,000 to $5,000.
Scholarships are available to children of enlisted Coast Guard members who are active duty, active duty reserve and retired.
In 2017, the organization awarded a record 166 new scholarships. Combined with 10 multi-year scholarship recipients and three Fallen Heroes Scholars, the Foundation is currently assisting 179 students with a half-million dollars in support per year.
In the program’s 27-year history, the Coast Guard Foundation has paid out in excess of $4.7 million to more than 780 college-aged young adults to help the families of Coast Guard members achieve their goals of higher education.