STONINGTON, Conn. — The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of Coast Guard members and their families, announced that it has kicked off its scholarship season. Accepting application until March 15, 2014, children of enlisted Coast Guard members, may apply for scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 per year. Over the last 20 years, the Coast Guard Foundation has given more than $3 million to 350 family members of brave Coast Guard men and women to help them achieve their dreams of higher education through its scholarship program. The non-profit’s commitment to education support has significantly grown over time and is now the primary focus of the organization.
“It gives us great pride to be able to help the children of Coast Guard men and women achieve their education goals,” said Anne Brengle, president, Coast Guard Foundation. “Last year we had a record number of applicants and, more importantly due to the excellent support from the community, we were delighted said ‘yes’ to every student who applied and met the qualifications.”
For over 40 years, the Coast Guard Foundation has been committed to inspiring leadership, learning and a proud legacy of service to our nation by supporting the men of women of the United States Coast Guard. The Foundation provides higher education grants to enlisted members, reservists and their children; higher education financial support for families of Coast Guard members lost in the line of duty; and support for morale programs including funding recreation, exercise and family-oriented facilities.
Children of Coast Guard members who are active duty, retired or deceased, or reservist currently on extended, 180 days or more active duty are eligible to apply for 2014-2015 education scholarships and grants. For more information on the application, please contact a Family Resource Specialist (FRS) or Regional Work-Life Staff at (800) 872-4957 or Work-Life Headquarters by emailing HQS-SMB-FamilySupportServices@uscg.mil.
For more information on the Office of Work-Life, please visit: www.uscg.mil/worklife/scholarship.asp. To apply for a scholarship, visit 1coastguardfoundationscholars.communityforce.com/Funds/Search.aspx. For more information on the Coast Guard Foundation or its scholarship programs, please visit www.coastguardfoundation.org or call (860) 535-0786.