Coast Guard Foundation announces spouse grants and scholarships

(STONINGTON, Conn.) — The Coast Guard Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to strengthening the Coast Guard community and service by supporting members and families, has announced that through the 2020 spouse scholarship and grant program, they distributed 265 awards. These 2020 grants and scholarships represent a total of $147,500 in support to deserving Coast Guard spouses who are enrolled in professional certification and degree-seeking programs. Since the spouse grant program launched in 2011, the Foundation has awarded more than 1,100 grants, totaling more than $500,000 in support.

Through the generosity of Delta Dental, the foundation awarded $2,000 scholarships to 10 Coast Guard spouses enrolled in dental and health care programs. For all of the Delta Dental scholars, the often-prohibitive cost of college can limit the ability to complete their degree programs on time. Dental and healthcare programs also have additional labs and practicum classes, which add to the overall cost of a degree.

The balance of the foundation’s support for Coast Guard spouses is in the form of $500 grants, of which 255 were awarded this year. More than half of these spouse grants support individuals who are pursuing degrees in healthcare fields, with the majority of those studying to become nurses. Coast Guard spouses are active across many industries, and there are many currently studying to be teachers, some are business majors, as well as other professions.

To learn more about the Coast Guard Foundation spouse scholarship and grant program, click here.

By Professional Mariner Staff