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Grants for Coast Guard Spouses Enrolled in College, Trade School, Professional Certification Programs

Eligible Coast Guard spouses may apply for a 2024 Coast Guard Foundation spouse education grant, January 15 -- March 1.
2024 coast guard foundation spouse grant application
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by Jennifer Crowley Fyke
January 10, 2024

At the Coast Guard Foundation, we understand the unique challenges and sacrifices that Coast Guard spouses face, and we are dedicated to supporting you in your educational and professional pursuits.

2024 Coast Guard Foundation Spouse Education Grant Season: Coast Guard spouses enrolled in college and trade school, or pursuing professional licenses and certifications, may apply for a Coast Guard Foundation spouse grant to cover tuition, fees, supplies, and related education expenses incurred during the 2024 calendar year.

Grant awards will range from $1,000 -- $2,000, depending on your area of study. There are two grant opportunities, please read this full notice for all information.

2024 Spouse Education Grant
2024 coast guard foundation spouse grant awards
Alexis Portal, Gina Valesquez, and Kiara Ford are three of the more than 300 Coast Guard spouses who received education grants in 2023.

Coast Guard Foundation Spouse Education Grant, including Coast Guard Foundation GEICO Military Spouse Education Grant, details

  • Application Period: January 15 to March 1
  • Eligibility: Grants benefit non-military spouses of active-duty, enlisted Coast Guard members in paygrades E-1 – E-8.
  • Grant Purpose: CGF grants can cover tuition, fees, supplies, and related education expenses incurred during the 2024 calendar year.
  • Grant Amount: $1,000
  • How to Apply: Visit coastguardfoundation.org/spousegrant to access the application form and submission guidelines.
     
2024 Holly Knight Delta Dental Spouse Grant
Holly Knight received a Coast Guard Foundation Delta Dental spouse education grant last year. "This grant is going to help me pay for my board exams for dental hygiene. Thank you so much for awarding it to me. I am beyond grateful for this opportunity."

Coast Guard Foundation Delta Dental Spouse Education Grant Details

  • Application Period: January 15 to March 1
  • Eligibility: Grants benefit non-military spouses of active-duty, enlisted Coast Guard members in paygrades E-1 – E-8 who are pursuing degrees in oral health, wellness, medical and nursing professions.
  • Grant Purpose: CGF grants can cover tuition, fees, supplies, and related education expenses incurred during the 2024 calendar year.
  • Grant Amount: $2,000
  • How to Apply: Visit coastguardfoundation.org/spousegrant to access the application form and submission guidelines.
2024 coast guard foundation spouse education grant
Kelly Cambridge and Grace Woodworth are two Coast Guard spouses who received education grants in 2023. "Thank you so much for continuing to support my dreams and goals. My family is forever grateful and honored," shared Kelly. "I am truly proud to be a Coast Guard spouse!"

Why Apply for a Coast Guard Foundation spouse education grant?

  • Financial Support: Receive assistance to ease the cost of pursuing your goals
  • Empowerment: Invest in your education and professional growth
  • Community: Join a supportive community of Coast Guard spouses dedicated to personal and professional development.
We encourage all eligible Coast Guard spouses to seize this opportunity and submit your applications during the open season. Your dedication and resilience deserve recognition and support, and we are honored to play a part in assisting you on your journey. Thank you for your commitment and service.
- Susan Ludwig, Coast Guard Foundation President

Application Process

  • Grants are awarded in the order they are received, provided all eligibility requirements have been met.
  • Education and training programs must be at a regionally or nationally accredited institution.
  • Priority is given to spouses of members E-6 and under. If sufficient funds are available, spouses of E-7 and E-8 members will be offered a grant based on the date of their completed application.
  • Priority is given to spouses pursuing first degrees (associates and bachelors), licenses, and certifications. If sufficient funds are available, grants will be offered for second degrees.
  1. Visit coastguardfoundation.org/spousegrant
  2. Review eligibility criteria and grant details
  3. Complete the online application form
  4. Submit required documents
  5. Receive confirmation of receipt and further instructions

Contact Information

For any inquiries or assistance with the application process, please contact Ms. Sage Williams at swilliams@coastguardfoundation.org or 860-535-0786.

Contact Sage Williams
Our Program Manager, Sage Williams, works in close liaison with the U.S. Coast Guard to help us get our support to members quickly. For questions on how we can help you please do not hesitate to contact her at 860-535-0786.
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