Scholarships help Coast Guard children pursue the goal of higher education
Stonington, Conn. – The Coast Guard Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to strengthening the Coast Guard community and service by supporting members and families, announced that it has awarded 168 new scholarships in 2022 totaling $550,000 in support for the 2022-2023 academic year. Since the program’s inception in 1990, the Foundation has awarded more than $6 million in scholarships, ensuring Coast Guard children can build strong futures through a college education or technical school training.
Abigail Brown of Saugus, a daughter of retired Coast Guard veteran Samuel Brown, received a Coast Guard Foundation Scholarship. The Coast Guard Foundation Scholarships benefit the children of enlisted men and women who are serving or have served in the U.S. Coast Guard, whether active duty, reserve, retired or deceased.
“Our mission of ensuring Coast Guard members have needed resources extends in a vital way to supporting their children’s education goals,” said Coast Guard Foundation President Susan Ludwig. “These talented, high-achieving students are an example of the Coast Guard’s spirit and values, and just like their families, they are uplifting their communities along with themselves. Our scholarships are made possible by generous donations from individuals, families, corporations and foundations across the country.”
For more on the Coast Guard Foundation’s scholarship program and the support given to Coast Guard members and their families, please view the video at https://youtu.be/i5HMW-zyO6s. To learn more about the Coast Guard Foundation, or to help support its work, please visit www.coastguardfoundation.org or call 860-535-0786.
About the Coast Guard Foundation
The Coast Guard Foundation is committed to ensuring all Coast Guard members and families have the resources they need to build resilience throughout their lives. Founded in 1969, the Foundation is a vital partner to the Coast Guard – tackling the toughest challenges confronting our heroes and strengthening the entire community. Coast Guard members sacrifice so much to protect our nation. We must stand together and show them our appreciation so they can remain always ready. Join us at CoastGuardFoundation.org.