The Coast Guard Foundation Enlisted Education Grants began in 1999 in response to a request from service members to assist in making education more affordable for enlisted personnel. Improving themselves through the classroom gives our enlisted scholars a leg up in their careers, and helps them advance in the service.
People often assume that the G.I. Bill covers all of their schooling costs, but that’s not true. Expensive textbooks and other out-of-pocket fees can put a college degree out of reach – especially for Coast Guard members who are supporting children.
Our help make up the difference to pay for things like books, lab fees and technical equipment and opens the doors of opportunity to so many members of the Coast Guard. These men and women are the best and brightest – those who exemplify the Coast Guard’s values of Honor, Respect, and Devotion to Duty.