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News // Aug 10, 2020

Announcement: Scholarship Awards For 2020-2021 Academic Year

  • Coast Guard Foundation

We are proud to announce the Coast Guard Foundation is awarding 167 new scholarships in 2020, totaling $503,000 in support. Our scholarship program began in 1990 and has provided over $6 million in financial assistance to Coast Guard children ensuring they can afford to reach their higher education dreams.

Awardees include scholars such as Quentin Ramos who is enrolled for his freshman year at Rochester Institute of Technology this fall after graduating from the BASIS School in Washington, D.C., in June. As an AP Scholar, Quentin was involved in a variety of community service activities and served as a peer tutor for his classmates. He practices Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and works with younger students to further develop their skills. He is the son of Petty Officer First Class Quentin Ramos, USCG (Ret.).

Cierra DeCuire is the daughter of BMCS Kevin DeCuire, USCG (Ret.) and lives in Katy, Texas, where she graduated from Obra D. Tompkins High School this past spring. She has been accepted into the pharmacy program at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio. Cierra was a two-year captain of the cheer team and volunteered throughout her community. A focused, engaged student-leader, Cierra is focused on her chosen career path and will graduate with a Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences in five years.

Alejandro Romero of Vega Alta, Puerto Rico. Alejandro is starting his senior year at Brown University, where he is double majoring in computer science and psychology. He is a teaching assistant in the computer science department, and back home in Puerto Rico, he is involved with his community by organizing beach clean-ups and volunteering at the local library’s summer reading program. He also volunteers as a taekwondo instructor for youth in his community. He is the son of MKC Francisco J. Romero, USCG (Ret.).

Landis Limon graduated from First Flight High School in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, in June 2020, where she excelled as a student-athlete, playing varsity volleyball and basketball and earning the status of AP Scholar. As part of a Coast Guard family, she lived in both Oregon and North Carolina and participated in community building activities in both locations. She is the stepdaughter of AST1 Benjamin Morris, USCG.

We are honored to provide support to Coast Guard youth who are pursuing their higher education goals. Our support is only possible because of the generous investments from individuals, families, and foundations all across the country. We thank you sincerely for joining us in making their aspirations possible.

When Coast Guard kids receive a Coast Guard Foundation scholarship, they incur less debt and deepen their engagement with their communities by volunteering, working, and interning in their chosen fields of study.

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Quentin Ramos, Cierra DeCuire, Alejandro Romero, and Landis Limon.
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List of 2020 Coast Guard Foundation Scholarship Awardees:

Generously supported by the Sobel Family

Christina Breneman | Voluntown, CT

Abigail Brown | Saugus, MA

Elizabeth Fiscus | Sturgeon Bay, WI

Kathryn Mann | Tallahassee, FL

Alejandro Romero | Vega Alta, PR


Fallen Heroes Scholarship

Tyler Ferreby | Raleigh, NC

Ronald J. Cantin Scholarship

Haley Schreiber | Oregon, OH


Commander Daniel J. Christovich Scholarship

Alexis Blyth | Santa Rita, GU


CAPT Paul Deveau Scholarship

Izzabella Harless | Hilliard, OH


Fitzpatrick Family Scholarship

Olivia Webb | Chesapeake, VA


CAPT Ernest W. Fox Scholarship

Kaitlyn Broome | Elizabeth City, NJ


GEICO Military Team Scholarship

Landis Limon | Kill Devil Hills, NC


Eleanor Gilford Scholarship

William Lopatka | Rochester, NY


Hubbard Broadcasting Foundation Scholarship

Ethan Hunt | Key West, FL


ADM Robert E. Kramek Scholarship

Piper Boykin | Chesapeake, VA

Carson Langenbacher | Novato, CA

Matthew Sargent | Novato, CA


Ronald Masci Foundation Scholarship

Jenna Franklin | Vancleave, MS


Navy Federal Credit Union Scholarship

Brooklyn Baker | Daphne, AL

Erik Shoga | Missouri City, TX


Noël Foundation Scholarship

Hali Deck | Emory, TX


CAPT James F. Phair, USCG Memorial Scholarship

Johnnie Dodge | Ewa Beach, HI


Red Stripe Scholarship

Victoria Lanning | Saint Petersburg, FL


David M. Rudy Scholarship

Gracen Spritka | Sturgeon Bay, WI


Seaman First Class Peter J. Russo and Signalman First Class Walter E. Lafferty Scholarship

Isabel DeSanno | Victoria, TX

Lucinda King | Silverdale, WA

Maya Rubio | Dover, NH

Caden Wright | Macungie, PA


Slattery Family Scholarship

Isabel Perez-Garcia | Newport News, VA


Thomas P. Stitt, Sr. Family Scholarship

Michael Lanning | Saint Petersburg, FL


Thiele Family Scholarship

Kelsi Blatchely | Southington, CT

Madeline Starling | Carlisle, PA


Westbrook Scholarship

Oleg Kislov | Staten Island, NY

Deana Raasch | Foley, MO


Coast Guard Foundation Scholarships

Olivia Adkins | O’Fallon, IL

Christopher Albert | Novato, CA

Samuel Arnold | Cheney, WA

Sarah Arnold | Northampton, PA

Dorian Ashmore | Vista, CA

Abigail Babcock | Meridian, ID

Camden Baker | Atoka, TN

Dawson Baker | Daphne, AL

Cassandra Barnhart | Northwood, NH

Rylan Bawar | Lake Charles, LA

Ashley Beatty | Macomb Township, MI

Samantha Beatty | Macomb, MI

Abbigale Beitler | Spanish Fort, AL

Nathaniel Bossingham | Chesapeake, VA

Madison Bowen | Findlay, OH

Sydney Bradley | Baton Rouge, LA

Austin Brown | Bristol, CT

Hannah Brown | Edmond, OK

Lenasiah Bryan | Summerville, SC

Christopher Bryant | Owensboro, KY

Evan Burgess | Pearland, TX

James Burgess | Pearland, TX

Sara Burns | Athens, WV

Ahmyia Cacapit | Coos Bay, OR

Nicklaus Cairns | College Station, TX

Alana Calairo | Martinez, CA

Juliena Chadwell | Independence, KY

Abishai Christensen | Kalaheo, HI

Sydney Clendaniel | Sanford, ME

Ansleigh Coplin | Renton, WA

Paige Crothers | Memphis, TN

Mariah Cumplido | Rogers, AZ

Caroline Cutter | Byfield, MA

Cassidy Dauer | Boone, NC

Cierra DeCuire | Katy, TX

Cailey Desirey | South Dartmouth, MA

Brynn Doughty | New London, CT

Hayden Doughty | New London, CT

Samantha Dryburgh | Weston, FL

Madeline Dunn | Diamondhead, MS

Hayden Dupree | Solon Springs, WI

Elisa Eck | Boca Raton, FL

Joshua Estes | Eagle River, AK

Christina Falcone | Cedar Point, NC

Payton Faulkner | Ellsworth, ME

Madison Field | Tribes Hill, NY

Kianna Fleek-Dixson | Wilton Manors, FL

Katelyn Franklin | Vancleave, MS

Amelia Frederking | London, Canada

Nicholas Frontz | Gulfport, MS

Ben Gardiner | Gilford, NH

Roy Gardiner | Gilford, NH

Kya Garibaldi | Kennesaw, GA

Angela Gross | Windsor, CA

Jessica Hamilton | Covington, WA

Steven Hammerton | Lisbon, ME

Lily Hash | Hanover, MA

Miralyz Hernandez | Gainesville, FL

Christian Hinkel | Lucedale, MS

Keegan Holder | Elizabeth City, NC

Kayla Horacek | Magnolia, TX

Zachary Irwin | Milton, FL

Emerson Janetka | Lindenhurst, IL

Faith Johnson | Billings, MT

Sidney Jones | Covington, LA

Caroline Kersey | Gloucester, VA

Mya King | Silverdale, WA

Jessica Kingsley | Merritt Island, FL

Nicholas Kingsley | Merritt Island, FL

Connor Knapp | Scituate, MA

Devin Krass | Wilmington, DE

Sarah Kraus | Ames, IA

Niah Kuemmerle | Brentwood, CA

Lily Kumar | Springfield, MO

Emily Lewis | East Aurora, NY

Adam Light | Gilmer, TX

Emily Light | Gilmer, TX

Paul Llamas | Wesley Chapel, FL

Alison Long | Gulf Shores, AL

Jacob Lovelady | Pinellas Park, FL

Madeline Lynch | Cape May, NJ

Christopher Mann | Tallahassee, FL

Katherine McKee | Daphne, AL

Kayley Medlin | Waxhaw, NC

Kelly Milbrandt | Oldsmar, FL

Madison Minnick | Lake Stevens, WA

Kyle Moore | Wallops Island, VA

Keri Morris | Pelham, AL

Jacqueline Morrissey | Gill, MA

Abigail Moskowitz | Panama City, FL

Jenna Murphy | Somers, NY

Jamie Newsome | Mobile, AL

Katie Newsome | Mobile, AL

Josephine Nichols | Evergreen, CO

Grayson Ogle | Newport, NC

Haile O'Neal | Grawn, MI

Samantha Ortiz-Clark | Lynchburg, VA

Nathan Otero | Rio Rancho, NM

Taylor Owens | Tucson, AZ

Yves Parris | Miramar, FL

Michael Parsly | Sitka, AK

Madilyn Pawlowski | Des Moines, WA

Noah Pawlowski | Des Moines, WA

Hayley Phillips | Jacksonville, NC

Benjamin Pierias | Toledo, OR

Ryane Quintanar | San Marcos, CA

Quentin Ramos | Washington, DC

Kyara Rivera | Newport News, VA

Liam Rivera | Gainesville, FL

Victoria Ross | Warrenton, OR

Holly Saindon | Ashland, OR

Eva Severance | Wasilla, AK

Oliver Severance | Wasilla, AK

Caroline Shubel | Elizabeth City, NC

Cheyanna Slack | Gulf Shores, AL

Gabriela Sleeper | Pullman, WA

Sarabelle Slicer | Crystal River, FL

Ella Smith | Easthampton, MA

Ashton Spritka | Sturgeon Bay, WI

Alyson Taylor | Swansboro, NC

Elizabeth Thacker | Manassas, VA

Jessica Thies | West Olive, MI

Destiny Tom | Dickinson, TX

Chloe Tomsula | Mobile, AL

Justin Villa | Elizabeth City, NC

Kerrington Wagner | Summerville, GA

Sierra Wanca | Anchorage, AK

Jaden Warner | Cape May Court House, NJ

Morgan Weschrek | Birmingham, AL

Gracie Williams | Mandeville, LA

Nabi Williams | Concord, CA

Lauren Wood | Olympia, WA

Lauren Wright | Aiken, SC

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