For more than 20 years, the Coast Guard Foundation's scholarship program has awarded more than $3 million, helping 350 Coast Guard kids achieve their college dreams. The Foundation's commitment to education has grown over time and is now one of our primary areas of support.
Special Eligibility Requirements for Coast Guard Foundation Scholarship Applicants
Unmarried dependent children of enlisted men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard that are:
Active duty, retired, or deceased.
Coast Guard Reserve currently on extended active duty 180 days or more.
Students applying to college or currently in college may apply if working towards their first undergraduate degree program, are listed in Coast Guard DEERS, and are under the age of 24 when applying.
Applicants must be college bound high school seniors entering an accredited college or technical school for the fall semester of this year or a full-time undergraduate student already enrolled in an accredited four-year undergraduate program or technical school for the fall semester of this year. If currently attending college, both high school and college transcripts must be submitted.
Ineligible Students for Coast Guard Foundation Scholarships:
Coast Guard Spouses (see below for information on Coast Guard spouse education grants)
Active duty Coast Guard members (see below on active duty Coast Guard education grants)
Children of commissioned officers to include warrant officers
Applicants pursuing a second undergraduate degree, masters or doctorate program of study
Applicants pursuing a degree at an unaccredited institution