Stonington, Conn. — The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of Coast Guard members and their families, announced today that it will offer scholarships for the education of qualifying spouses of Coast Guard members. The Coast Guard Foundation’s Spouse Education Grant program was established in 2010 as a way to support the higher education goals of husbands and wives of our enlisted Coast Guard members.
We’re proud to announce that funds in the amount of $30,000 have been made available due to the generosity of Coast Guard Foundation donors,” said Anne Brengle, president, Coast Guard Foundation. “These donors have made gifts in memory of Lisa Cook Reed, a Coast Guard Foundation staff member who passed away in 2013. Lisa worked hard to establish the first spouse grants during her time at the Foundation. We are honored to give these awards in her name.
Awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, the Coast Guard Foundation Spouse Education Grant is intended to assist non-military spouses pursuing professional development courses, licensing courses, certificates and certifications, as well as college and graduate level degrees from nationally or regionally accredited institutions. The awards, managed by the education assistance department of the USCG, the Coast Guard Institute, are open to spouses of E-3 to E-9 pay grade active duty enlisted personnel and reservists who are on active duty orders for at least one year. Grants will be in the amount of $500 and are limited to one payment per calendar year.
For more information on the Coast Guard Foundation’s Spouse Education Grant program, visit www.coastguardfoundation.org/connect/news/432-coast-guard-spouses-education-scholarships. To download a Spouse Education Grant application or learn more about the Coast Guard Institute, visit http://www.uscg.mil/hq/cg1/cgi/civilian/spouse_grant.asp. To learn more about the Coast Guard Foundation, please visit coastguardfoundation.org or call (860) 535-0786.
About The Coast Guard Foundation
For 45 years, the Coast Guard Foundation has been committed to inspiring leadership, education and a proud legacy of service to our nation by supporting the men and women of the United States Coast Guard. The Foundation provides college scholarships to enlisted members, their spouses and their children, scholarships and support for families of Coast Guard members lost in the line of duty, and support for morale programs, including funding recreation, exercise and family-oriented facilities. The Coast Guard Foundation is headquartered in Stonington, Connecticut, where it maintains a staff of 14, with regional offices in the New York City area, St. Petersburg, Florida and Houston, Texas. To learn more about the Coast Guard Foundation or to help support its work, please visit www.coastguardfoundation.org.
Jennifer Crowley Fyke
Senior Director of Communications
Coast Guard Foundation