Spouses of Coast Guard Members

Education support for Coast Guard spouses is an important part of what we do at the Coast Guard Foundation. Scholarships and grants for Coast Guard spouses provide opportunity for a college education, professional licensing and certifications.

Spouses who complete a degree or earn their own income strengthen families by not only creating financial stability, but through finding the sense of fulfillment, confidence and happiness that comes with personal achievement.


Coast Guard Foundation-Family Childcare Center Provider Grant: Thanks to the generosity of GEICO, a strong supporter of the Armed Forces that has served military customers for more than 80 years, the Coast Guard Foundation will award 20 individual grants of $1,000 each to Coast Guard spouses establishing Family Childcare Centers in government-owned housing at Base Kodiak, Training Center Cape May, Sector New York and Training Center Petaluma. This FCC grant program will be a 2-year pilot.

How to Apply: The application open period is May 1-June 15, 2019. At that time, Coast Guard spouses residing in Coast Guard-owned housing in any of the locations of the pilot who are interested in the FCC grant may contact their local Child Development Services Coordinator (CDSS) listed below for information about becoming a certified FCC provider. Coast Guard spouses transferring this summer to any of the pilot locations are eligible to apply for the FCC grant. The application for an FCC Provider Grant can be found here: CGF-FCC PROVIDER GRANT APPLICATION


Base Kodiak: Vanessa Bryant, 907-487-5525, Vanessa.D.Bryant@uscg.mil
TRACEN Petaluma: Lena Gavello, 510-437-3237, Lena.M.Gavello@uscg.mil
TRACEN Cape May: Valanda Weston, 609-898-6384, Valanda.M.Weston@uscg.mil
Sector New York: Maura Redy, 718-354-4404, Maura.Redy@uscg.mil


Scholarships for the Spouses of Enlisted Members: The Coast Guard Foundation Lisa Cook Reed Spouse Education Scholarship program has made a difference in the lives of hundreds of Coast Guard families since it began in 2010.

This award is intended to assist non-military spouses of Enlisted Coast Guard members in ranks E3-E6 studying at a nationally or regionally accredited institution with the award covering expenses like books, school fees, transportation, and child care costs. Awards have been made for 2019; a full awards announcement is coming soon.

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Thanks to the generous support of Delta Dental, the Coast Guard Foundation is assisting non-military spouses of Enlisted Coast Guard members in ranks E3 - E6 pursue a degree or certification related to oral health and wellness. There are 10 scholarships available in the amount of $2,000 and are limited to one payment per calendar year. Scholarships will be awarded in the order in which they are received, provided all eligibility requirements have been met. Awards have been made for 2019; a full awards announcement is coming soon.

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