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News // Aug 15, 2018

Coast Guard Foundation Announces Scholarship Awards For 2018-2019 Academic Year

  • Coast Guard Foundation

The Coast Guard Foundation is proud to announce we are awarding a record-breaking 177 new scholarships in 2018. Combined with three multi-year scholarship recipients and two Fallen Heroes Scholars, the Foundation will assist 182 students with $500,000 in support this year.

“I do not know how to fully express my gratitude to you and the Coast Guard Foundation for the impact this scholarship has had on my life,” wrote Jessica Jackson. “I have been able to pay my tuition the past three years without student loans… I am extremely grateful for all the help the Coast Guard Foundation has given me that has allowed me to focus on my studies and my future.”

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Jessica Jackson & Family

Of this year’s outstanding scholars, 43 percent are STEM majors; 46 percent are children of active duty enlisted; and, 54% are the children of retired Coast Guard members.

They include scholars like Victoria Clendaniel, a Biology major at Emmanuel College, who thanks to the Foundation’s support has been able to spend more time studying and taking part in extracurricular activities throughout her community. In her role as vice president of college’s Support Our Troops club she has facilitated the creation of a morale program supporting the members of the locally-based Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma.

“The children of the brave men and women of the Coast Guard have shown dedication to their studies and communities. The high standards they’ve set for themselves are evident in the work they’ve done.

"We consider these scholarships not only an investment in the personal ambitions of the next generation, but also in the future of our country.”

Susan P. Ludwig, Coast Guard Foundation President

These remarkable young men and women have given back to their communities in the form of thousands of volunteer hours and consistently represented the Coast Guard’s core values throughout their lives as they too serve our nation.

Kelly Milbrandt grew up watching her father, Master Chief Petty Officer John Milbrandt, grow professionally through the ranks of the Coast Guard in her hometown of Clearwater, Florida, and she was both inspired and motivated by his dedication. Kelly graduated 7th in her class, is a national All-Star cheerleading champion, and has volunteered over 400 hours at a local nonprofit as a mentor for children and teens. She will study Environmental Engineering at the University of Florida in hopes of sustaining and advancing conservation efforts.

Sam Arnold is a distinguished scholar who will attend Lafayette College in the fall to study Economics. He challenged himself in high school with a course load consisting of primarily AP classes while continuing his commitment to his community. He achieved Eagle Scout ranking from the Boy Scouts of America, as well as several environmental awards, including the Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry’s Conservation Award.

Hannah Ross, majoring in Business with a concentration in International Business at San Jose State University, has just completed her freshman year and will be a returning this fall as a junior thanks to the Foundation’s support giving her the time and opportunity to focus on her academics throughout her opening semesters.

In the 28 years of this program, the Coast Guard Foundation has paid out more than $5.1 million to more than 960 college-aged young adults to help the families of Coast Guard members achieve their goals of higher education.

List of 2018 Coast Guard Foundation Scholarship Awardees:

Adler Foundation Scholars

Samuel Arnold // Lafayette College

Alyssa Bolster // Vanderbilt University

Nicole LaBarre // Old Dominion University

Caroline Shubel // University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Red Stripe Scholar

Victoria Lanning // University of Florida

Christovich Scholar

Trent Hooley // North Carolina State University

Cuttermen Scholar

Savannah Bopp // University of Central Missouri

Deveau Scholar

Hayley Phillips // University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Fallen Heroes Scholars - Sara Statts

Adriana Nelson // Virginia Tech

Amy Belisle // Colorado Christian University

Fitzpatrick Scholar

Sydney Clendaniel // York Country Community College

Navy Federal Credit Union Scholars

Brooklyn Baker // Auburn University

Erik Shoga // University of Texas-Austin

Ronald J. Cantin Scholar

Kalyna White // University of San Diego

Thiele Family Scholarship

Madeline Starling // University of Delaware

Katherine Minehart // American University

Westbrook Scholars

Riley Bartolini // Assumption College

Kelley Bluthenthal // Peninsula College

Coast Guard Foundation Scholars

Olivia Adkins // Murray State University

Kennedy Adcock // University of Alabama

Matthew Albert // Dominican University of California

Sarah Arnold // Eastern Washington University

Dorain Ashmore // University of Hawaii at Manoa

Patrick Backlas // Wayne State University

Dawson Baker // Troy University

Matthew Baker // Lawrence Technological University

Cassandra Barnhart // George Washington University

Pierce Bastien // Mississippi State University

Ashley Beatty // Michigan State University

Sophia Beceiro // Parsons School Of Design

Sarah Becker // Mid-Atlantic Christian University

Abbigale Beitler // University of South Alabama

Abigail Bettencourt // Salisbury University

Sophia Beyer // College of Charleston

Cameron Bluthenthal // Western Washington University

Kendyl Bouret // University of Washington

Olivia Bowers // Cedarville University

Morgaine Brennan // Cuyahoga Community College

Wade Brown // Oklahoma State University

Sydney Bumgardner // University of North Carolina- Charlotte

Chandel Burgess // University of Houston

Evan Burgess Jr. // University of Central Arkansas

Alexander Bursch // Francis Marion University

Cailey Byrum // East Carolina University

Nicklaus Cairns // Texas A&M University

Kaitlin Callahan // Pepperdine University

April Carlson // Virginia Tech

Clayton Carroll // Maine Maritime Academy

Ericamy Castro // Leeward Community College

Juliena Chadwell // Northern Kentucky University

Kasimira Chirieleison // University of San Francisco

Christy Choronzy // University of Wisconsin - Steven's Point

Anaiah Christensen // Point Loma Nazarene University

Emily Churchman // Auburn University

Carson Clark // Maryville College

Victoria Clendaniel // Emmanuel College

David Coady // Brown University

Taylor Collett // Flagler College

Tanner Crampton // Florida Institute of Technology

Paige Crothers // University of Memphis

Jordan Crummet // University of Florida

Jessica Curl // Auburn University

Carson Dennis // University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Brandon DeSanno // Texas A&M University

Clayton Ditty // Bryant & Stratton

Haley Doege // Hawaii Pacific University

Sarah Doerr // University of Southern Indiana

Victoria Domenech // Radford University

Brynn Doughty // Florida Institute of Technology

Allison Duenow // Carroll University

Madeline Dunn // University of Southern Mississippi

Elisa Eck // Birmingham-Southern College

Isaac Eck // Birmingham-Southern College

Charlie Faw // Mount Saint Mary University

Sophia Ferguson // James Madison University

Alina Flawau // University of Hawaii - West Oahu

Megan Fly // Olympic College

Katelyn Franklin // University of Mississippi

Erin Frohnapfel // Gonzaga University

Karlinette Galvan // Universidad del Sagrado Corazon

Roy Gardiner // University of New Hampshire

Madelynn Gaus // Randolph College

Ethan Gossett // Mississippi State University

Logan Graham // Auburn University

Steven Hammerton // Northeastern University

Jordan Harpe // Kennesaw State University

Emily Hart // University of Hartford

Madeleine Hayes // University of Texas at Austin

Kayla Haynes // Western Carolina University

Miralyz Hernandez // University of South Florida

Paola Hernandez // University of Puerto Rico

Christian Hinkel // University of South Alabama

Riley Hollandsworth // Monmouth University

David Hooley // North Carolina State University

Katelyn Izzo // Florida Gulf Coast University

Jessica Jackson // University of South Florida

Jacob Jeffries // University of Colorado, Boulder

Jessica Jelcick // Washington State University

Cameron Jenkins // Michigan State University

Emily Johnson // Coastal Carolina University

Hailey Jomp // Elon University

Charles Jones // Louisiana State University

Sidney Jones // Louisiana State University

Hunter Kane // Marshall University

Isaac Kaye // Clarion University

Graham Kercher // Troy University

Caroline Kersey // Virginia Tech

Jacob King // Ramapo College of New Jersey

Mya King // Indiana University

Jessica Kingsley // University of South Florida

Zachary Kingsley // University of Central Florida

Tristin Knox // California State University of Chico

Sarah Kraus // Des Moines Area Community College

Lily Kumar // Missouri State University

Kyle Latronico // Arizona State University

Patrick Leedy // Trine University

Emily Lewis // Buffalo State College

Adam Light // Texas A&M University

Holly Lindemann // Jacksonville University

Amberly Lovelady // University of South Florida

Christopher Mann // University of Florida

Emily Martin // University of South Carolina

Payton Massey // University of Alabama

Carlie Mays // University of Southern Mississippi

Kayley Medlin // University of North Carolina

Kelly Milbrandt // University of Florida

Katherine Milbrandt // Auburn University

Ryan Montgomery // University of Michigan

Anthony Moore // University of Wisconsin

Keri Morris // Samford University

Joseph Mozdy // Gannon University

Kaitlyn Murphy // University of Scranton

Sarah Nelson // Middlebury College

Jamie Newsome // Auburn University

Katie Newsome // University of Southern Mississippi

Kelley Olson // Pacific Lutheran University

Haile O'Neal // Cedarville University

Samantha Ortiz-Clark // Swarthmore College

Love Ott // East Carolina University

Taylor Owens // University Of Arizona

Bradley Patrick // University of Maryland

Madilyn Pawlowski // South Seattle College

Elizabeth Perez-Garcia // George Mason University

Allison Peterson // Lamar University

Chelsey Porter // University of Cincinnati

Gabrielle Raymond // Flagler College

Wendell Reed // Towson University

Julie Rensink // Auburn University

Emma Riemer // Boston College

Kyara Rivera // Christopher Newport University

Joriam Rivera // The College of New Jersey

Hannah Ross // San Jose State University

Vasilios Rusko // University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Skylar Rutherford // University of Central Florida

Oliver Severance // Benedictine College

Brenna Sharp // College of Saint Benedict

Anna Shubel // North Carolina State University

Emma Simpson // Atlantic Cape Community College

Ella Smith // Sacred Heart University

Ruby Smith // Stony Brook University

Ashton Spritka // University of Wisconsin

Leah Sutton // Highline College

Madelynn Swanson // Lake Superior State University

Elizabeth Thacker // Shenandoah University

Abigail Theirrien // Simmons College

Chloe Tomsula // University of South Alabama

Jackson Tunks // Queens University of Charlotte

Andrew Valentine // University of Connecticut

Matthew Valentine // University of Connecticut

Taylor Venema // University of Maine

Camila Vila Pulliza // University of Texas

James Vito // Elizabethtown College

Madison Weed // University of Nevada

Tahlia White // University of Hawaii at Manoa

Gracie Williams // Louisiana State University

Cody Williams // University of Michigan

Lauren Wood // Biola University

Millicent Wright // Liberty University

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