The Coast Guard Foundation offers merit scholarships to the children of Coast Guard members that reduce student loan debt and allow them to focus on their studies. For children of fallen Coast Guard members, we offer scholarships that cover all the expenses of higher education. This investment gives families relief and honors their heroism.
This year, we awarded 168 new scholarships 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.
Jasmine Avans is a 2022 graduate of Arundel High School in Grambrils, Md., and is enrolled at Bowie State University where she will major in business management with a goal to lead her own business upon graduation. She is the daughter of retired Coast Guard veteran Tameka Avans.
“This is only the beginning,” shared Jasmine. “Being a recipient of the Coast Guard Foundation Scholarship will play a huge part in my becoming a young business owner. Thank you for this opportunity.”
Fabiola Leon Gallardo is a rising senior at Louisiana State University, after graduating from Fort Pierce High School in Florida. She is studying mass communication with a concentration in public relations. She is the daughter of Chief Petty Officer Joneric Santos. She received the CAPT James F. Phair, USCG ,Memorial Scholarship
“Thank you for supporting my dreams,” shared Fabiola. “This scholarship will aid me while pursuing my career goals, but also easing the burden of having to pay for this higher education. Being selected brings a great amount of joy to me and my family and makes me feel supported as a college student. Thank you for your generosity.”
Ashley Williams graduated from Rancho Bernardo High School in San Diego this year and is headed to Texas Tech University to study biology on a pre-med track, with a goal of serving as a trauma surgeon in the military. She is the daughter of Petty Officer 1st Class David Williams, USCG Reserve.
James Burgess is a three-year Coast Guard Foundation scholarship recipient and is a rising junior at Texas State University where he is studying electrical engineering. At Texas State, he volunteers with Bobcat Build to complete community service projects that include things like landscaping, painting, and clean-ups at residents’ homes, local schools, parks, churches, and neighborhoods. He is the son of retired Coast Guard veteran Evan Burgess.
Nathan Otero is a four-year Coast Guard Foundation scholarship recipient and will graduate from Wichita State University in 2023 with a degree in mechanical engineering. After graduation he will continue his education with the goal of earning a PhD while putting his skills and education to effective use in a professional setting. He is the son of retired Coast Guard veteran Andrew Otero.
“The Coast Guard and the Coast Guard Foundation have both been essential in my success throughout the years,” wrote Nathan. “They have allowed me to pursue my dreams. This scholarship helps me attend school at a price that is affordable for me and my family.”
Eric Smith graduated from Franklin High School in Tennessee and is enrolling at the University of Alabama this fall where he plans to study finance. He is the son of retired Coast Guard veteran Joseph E Smith. Upon completing his degree, he plans to apply to the Coast Guard’s Officer Candidate School to earn his commission in the service. Eric received the William Cargill Scholarship.
We are honored to provide support to Coast Guard children who are pursuing their higher education goals. Our support is possible because of the generous investments from individuals, families, and foundations across the country. We thank you sincerely for joining us in making their aspirations possible.
Abbott Brown Scholarship
Ryane Quintanar | Chicago, Ill.
Captain Richard O Buttrick Scholarship
Jessie Dlabaj | Vineyard Haven, Mass.
Commander Ronald J. Cantin Scholarship
Paige Henry | Spanish Fort, Ala.
William Cargill Scholarship
Eric Smith | Franklin, Tenn.
Commander Daniel J. Christovich Scholarship
Aidan Pierias | Toledo, Ore.
Clappin Family Scholarship
Emely Arredondo | Camden, N.C.
CAPT Paul E. Deveau Scholarship
Belladonna Proietti | Kailua, Hawaii
Eight Bells Scholarship
Garrett Reinhard | Colfax, Calif.
Fitzpatrick Family Scholarship
Mason Dudley | Salem, N.H.
CAPT Ernest W. Fox Scholarship
Tatiana Siatkowski | Chesapeake, Va.
GEICO Military Scholarship
Landis Limon | Raleigh, N.C.
Admiral Ed Gilbert Honorary Scholarship
Silver Carter | Chesapeake, Va.
Eleanor Gilford Scholarship
Layla Ashmore | Vista, Calif.
Hubbard Broadcasting Foundation Scholarship
Liberty Paige | Sarasota, Fla.
Admiral Robert E Kramek Scholarship
Kailey Aponte | Burke, Va.
Meredith Dabney | Decatur, Ga.
Angel Harris | Bloomfield Hills, Calif.
Ronald Masci Foundation Scholarship
Jenna Franklin | Vancleave, Miss.
Navy Federal Credit Union Scholarship
Emily Jancauskas | Salem, Mass.
Megan Powell | Mobile, Ala.
Thomas Niles Scholarship
Emily Bradley | Poquoson, Va.
Noel Foundation Scholarship
Sydney Gagnon | Chestertown, N.Y.
The CAPT James F Phair, USCG Memorial Scholarship
Johnnie Dodge | Ewa Beach, Hawaii
Fabiola Leon Gallardo | Fort Pierce, Fla.
Red Stripe Scholarship, generously supported by Fred Brodsky
Cassidy Segelken | League City, Texas
David M Rudy Scholarship
Gracen Spritka | Sturgeon Bay, Wis.
Seaman First Class Peter J. Russo and Signalman First Class Walter E. Lafferty Scholarship
Audrey Clark | Powell, Tenn.
Emma Helfer | Custer, S.D.
Ayana Johnson | Leland, N.C.
Adrian King | Silverdale, Wash.
Lucinda King | Silverdale, Wash.
Slattery Family Scholarship
Andrew Koch | Kawkawlin, Mich.
Thomas Stitt, Sr. Family Scholarship
Michael Lanning | Saint Petersburg, Fla.
Thiele Family Scholarship
Kelsi Blatchley | Southington, Conn.
Owen Dyer | Bristol, Maine
Bridgett Meskis | Kalispell, Mont.
Nathaniel Reynolds | Juneau, Alaska
Coast Guard Foundation
Christopher Albert | Novato, Calif.
Kendall Arneson | Kodiak, Alaska
Henry Audette III | Key West, Fla.
Jasmyn Avans | Gambrills, Md.
Avry Aviles | Deland, Fla.
Annabelle Barton | Panama City, Fla.
Meaghan Bassett | Key West, Fla.
Rylan Bawar | Lake Charles, La.
Samantha Beatty | Madison, Ala.
Jacob Becker | Toano, Va.
Carston Betbeze | Belle Chasse, La.
Nathaniel Bossingham | Chesapeake, Va.
Patricia Brannan | Honolulu, Hawaii
Christina Breneman | Voluntown, Conn.
Abigail Brown | Saugus, Mass.
Hannah Brown | Stillwater, Okla.
James Burgess | Pearland, Texas
Ethan Caldwell | Warrenton, Ore.
Jesse Campbell | Ellsworth, Maine
Joshua Campbell | Ellsworth, Maine
Lilah Carlisle | Harpers Ferry, W. Va.
Abishai Christensen | Kalaheo, Hawaii
Raymond Colon | Lebanon, Maine
Lilly Corbisiero | Ocean View, N.J.
Mariah Cumplido | Rogers, Ark.
Caroline Cutter | Byfield, Mass.
Grace Czarnecki | Camarillo, Calif.
Hailey Danner | Gallatin, Tenn.
Samantha Davenport | Astoria, Ore.
Isaiah Dean | Racine, Wis.
Cierra DeCuire | Katy, Texas
Leilah Donnelly | Tampa, Fla.
Bryson Doughty | New London, Conn.
Hayden Doughty | New London, Conn.
Samantha Dryburgh | Weston, Fla.
Mason Dupree | Solon Springs, Wis.
Joshua Estes | Eagle River, Alaska
Christina Falcone | Cedar Point, N.C.
Jenabelle Felmy | Chesapeake, Va.
Madison Field | Tribes Hill, N.Y.
Sebastian Figueroa | Plantation, Fla.
Elizebeth Fiscus | Sturgeon Bay, Wis.
Ariana Flawau | Tacoma, Wash.
Kianna Fleek-Dixson | Wilton Manors, Fla.
Angelina Franco | Middletown, N.J.
Allison Franklin | Vancleave, Miss.
Nicholas Frontz | Gulfport, Miss.
Roice Nicholas Galapon | Ewa Beach, Hawaii
Ben Gardiner | Gilford, N.H.
Christian Gonzales | Seabrook, Texas
Abbie Green | Toms River, N.J.
Angie Gross | Windsor, Calif.
Sean Gross | Strongsville, Ohio
Nathaniel Grow | Grand Haven, Mich.
Matthew Guinnane | Turlock, Calif.
Malia Gutierrez | Syracuse, N.Y.
Jessica Hamilton | Covington, Wash.
Alexandra Hammerton | Lisbon, Maine
Madison Holston | Evansville, Ind.
Connor Horacek | Magnolia, Texas
Stella Howell | Goose Creek, S.C.
Zachary Irwin | Tallahassee, Fla.
Emerson Janetka | Volo, Ill.
Faith Johnson | Billings, Mont.
Mia Justiniano | Palm Harbor, Fla.
Dalton Kaylor | Knoxville, Tenn.
Riley Kennedy | Waco, Texas
Oleg Kislov | Staten Island, N.Y.
Kelsey Knapp | Scituate, Mass.
Elijah Knesek | Petaluma, Calif.
Zella Knutsen | Burlington, Wash.
Devin Krass | Wilmington, Del.
Niah Kuemmerle | Brentwood, Calif.
Katie La Londe | Chesapeake, Va.
Jolee Langill | Fairfield, Calif.
Marques Lassell | LaGrange, Ky.
Matthew Lassell | LaGrange, Ky.
Alison Long | Gulf Shores, Ala.
Madelyn Lorenz | South Bend, Ind.
Jacob Lovelady | Pinellas Park, Fla.
Taijuan Lucas | St. Petersburg, Fla.
Madeline Lynch | Orlando, Fla.
Morgan Machovec | DeWitt, Iowa
Kathryn Mann | Gainsville, Fla.
Kara Martin | Latham, N.Y.
Katherine McKee | Oviedo, Fla.
Abigail Moskowitz | Panama City, Fla.
Jenna Murphy | Somers, N.Y.
Kaitlyn Negron | Aguadilla, P.R.
Josephine Nichols | Evergreen, Colo.
Grayson Ogle | Newport, N.C.
Dylan Ornot | Palm Harbor, Fla.
Nathan Otero | Rio Rancho, N.M
Hannah Pahl | Biloxi, Miss.
Michael Parsly | Bellingham, Wash.
Emma Pearson | Yorktown, Va.
Eric Perez | Cape May, N.J.
Nathan Petrat | Lake Orion, Mich.
Benjamin Pierias | Toledo, Ore.
Quentin Ramos II | Washington, D.C.
Mickey Ray | Wasilla, Alaska
Walker Rich | Edenton, N.C.
Kaitlyn Rodriguez | North Bend, Ore.
Jazmine Rosa | San Diego, Calif.
Madison Sanchez | Daphne, Ala.
Alexa Santti | Sunapee, N.H.
Cole Schreiber | Oregon, Ohio
Haley Schreiber | Oregon, Ohio
Jordan Segelken | League City, Texas
Charles Severance | Wasilla, Alaska
Cheyanna Slack | Gulf Shores, Ala.
Ashley Sojak | Barnegat, N.J.
Katelyn Starling | Carlisle, Pa.
Sabrina Starling | Carlisle, Pa.
Jessica Thies | West Olive, Mich.
Shannon Thompson Dillinger | Woodbridge, Va.
Destiny Tom | Dickinson, Texas
Chloe Treme | Honolulu, Hawaii
Sydney Turcotte | Disputanta, Va.
Camren VanWart | Goose Creek, S.C.
Mya Waldron | Davie, Fla.
Sierra Wanca | JBER, Alaska
Emily Ward | Samson, Ala.
Nathan Watson | Lanoka Harbor, N.J.
Olivia Webb | Chesapeake, Va.
Ashley Williams | San Diego, Calif.
Alexis Wolanzyk | Stella, N.C.
Lindsay Wong | Fort Belvoir, Va.
Collin Wood | Olympia, Wash.
Meredith Wood | North Charleston, S.C.
Camilee Wright | Macungie, Pa.