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News // Sep 25, 2019

Apply Oct. 1: Coast Guard Foundation Enlisted Grant

  • Coast Guard Foundation

The Coast Guard Foundation Enlisted Grant program is designed to assist eligible enlisted personnel in their academic or technical development by providing funding for tuition, fees, and miscellaneous expenses incurred in completing off-duty voluntary education.

The Coast Guard’s Education and Training Quota Management Command (ETQC) are now accepting applications which will be processed on a first come, first served basis.

The program is a reimbursement program, requiring members to expend funds prior to applying and the maximum payable reimbursement per person is currently $500.00.

To be eligible you must be an active duty enlisted member serving in pay grades E-3 through E-6. Or, a selective reserve (SELRES) member on long term active duty orders of 180 days, or more.

Being a Coast Guard member and going through school is hard enough. Being a husband and a father on top of that makes it even harder. Money is tight and every little bit helps. I appreciate all the help you have given me in the pursuit of my degree.

Enlisted Coast Guard Grant Recipient

All applicants must be participating, or have participated, in a professional development,licensing, certification, college, undergraduate, or graduate level course, within 12 months of the date of the application.

There is no time in service requirement; however, members must complete the course(s) for which the application is being submitted prior to release from active duty, discharge, or retirement.

The grant may also be fund direct expenses such tuition (not covered by a tuition assistance program), any and all fees, textbook costs, taxes, and shipping charges; as well as computers, supplies, transportation, or other necessities needed to complete a member’s educational goals.

For full details please visit this link and navigate to “Coast Guard Foundation Education Grant (CGFEG)” under the Tuition Assistance and Grants section.

Ready to apply? Download the Application Form ETQC-1560-10A and forward it with expense receipts and proof of enrollment in an eligible program to your servicing Education Services Officer (ESO).

Questions? Please refer to your ESO. Questions from ESOs should be directed to CWO2 Anthony D. Nash at (757) 413-7449 or email at: ETQC-SMB-FoundationGrants@uscg.mil.

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