Coast Guard Foundation awards 166 scholarships

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Scholarship recipient Dawson Baker is the son of retired Coast Guard chief marine science technician Bruce Baker.

Scholarship recipient Dawson Baker is the son of retired Coast Guard chief marine science technician Bruce Baker.

The Coast Guard Foundation said today that it has awarded a record 166 new scholarships this year.

The endowments are in addition to 10 multiyear scholarships and three Fallen Heroes Scholars, so the foundation is helping 179 students with a half-million dollars in support this year.

“The brave men and women of the Coast Guard are the epitome of dedication and commitment,” said Susan Ludwig, president of the foundation, in a statement. “Their children have again and again demonstrated that they, too, hold themselves to that same high standard. We are proud to give back to these young individuals by investing in their future. We believe that it is an investment that will benefit these families, and ultimately our country.”

The foundation said that during the 27 years of the program it has paid more than $4.7 million to more than 780 college-aged adults to help the families of Coast Guard members continue their education.

Here is a look at some of this year’s scholarship award winners.

Rachel Fox is entering her final year at Duke University with a major in neuroscience and a minor in global health. Her father, Jeffry Fox, retired in 2003 after 20 years in the Coast Guard.

Dawson Baker graduated high school with a 4.0 GPA and will study economics at Troy University. He was involved in volunteer work and plans to study law. His father, chief marine science technician Bruce Baker, retired from the Coast Guard in 2015.

Brynn Doughty will attend the Florida Institute of Technology to study ocean engineering. Her mother, senior chief petty officer Heather Doughty, has been a member of the Coast Guard since 1999.

Sidney Jones is pursuing a double major in biology and pre-medicine at Louisiana State University. Her father, master petty officer Heath Jones, is a 22-year Coast Guard veteran who is based at Sector Hampton Roads.

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