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Scholarships and Grants

For more than 20 years, the Coast Guard Foundation's scholarship program has awarded more than $3 million, helping 350 Coast Guard kids achieve their college dreams. The Foundation's commitment to education has grown over time and is now one of our primary areas of support.

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Coast Guard Foundation Christovich scholars at our 2013 D.C. dinner.

Coast Guard Foundation Scholarship resources for Coast Guard children

Special Eligibility Requirements for Coast Guard Foundation Scholarship Applicants

Unmarried dependent children of enlisted men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard that are:

  • Active duty, retired, or deceased.
  • Coast Guard Reserve currently on extended active duty 180 days or more.

Students applying to college or currently in college may apply if working towards their first undergraduate degree program, are listed in Coast Guard DEERS, and are under the age of 24 when applying.

Applicants must be college bound high school seniors entering an accredited college or technical school for the fall semester of this year or a full-time undergraduate student already enrolled in an accredited four-year undergraduate program or technical school for the fall semester of this year. If currently attending college, both high school and college transcripts must be submitted.

Ineligible Students for Coast Guard Foundation Scholarships:

  • Coast Guard Spouses (see below for information on Coast Guard spouse education grants)
  • Active duty Coast Guard members (see below on active duty Coast Guard education grants)
  • Children of commissioned officers to include warrant officers
  • Applicants pursuing a second undergraduate degree, masters or doctorate program of study
  • Applicants pursuing a degree at an unaccredited institution

Resources for Education Grants for enlisted Coast Guard personnel and their spouses

  • Coast Guard members looking to apply for education grants for continuing studies should visit the Coast Guard Institute's page for instructions on how to apply
  • Coast Guard spouses looking to apply for education grants for continuing studies should visit the Coast Guard Institute's page for instructions on how to apply
  • These grants are administered via the Coast Guard Institute in Oklahoma, but are funded by the Coast Guard Foundation
  • In a typical year, we give away more than $300,000 to nearly 1,000 active duty enlisted personnel pursuing higher education degrees.
 
 
 

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