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Coast Guard Foundation awards scholarships

The Coast Guard Foundation has awarded what it said is a record 128 new scholarships this year.

Combined with multi-year scholarship recipients and three Fallen Heroes Scholars, the foundation said it is supporting 163 students with $576,500 this year.

Of the students receiving assistance, four are class valedictorians and two are salutatorians, the foundation said; 28 had a high school GPA of 4.0 or higher, and half of the recipients are children of active-duty members.

The foundation said they have given back to the community in the form of thousands of volunteer hours spent working at food banks, animal shelters, veterans hospitals, assisting in their local communities, and special needs ministries with trips to Guatemala, Jamaica and Mexico, as well as other locations to help those in need.

“The brave men and women of the Coast Guard make tremendous sacrifices daily to protect, defend and save lives,” Anne Brengle, president of the foundation, said in a statement.

“Their families and children also make sacrifices to support them in their mission. We are humbled to be able to give back to these individuals by investing in the futures of these remarkable young men and women as they pursue their dreams of higher education.”

The foundation said that in just over 26 years its scholarship program has paid more than $3.8 million to more than 630 college-aged young adults to help the families of Coast Guard members achieve their goals of higher education.

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