The Coast Guard Foundation recently awarded 168 new scholarships in 2022, totaling $550,000 in support for the 2022-23 school year.
The Coast Guard Foundation is a non-profit committed to strengthening the Coast Guard community and service by supporting members and families.
The program began in 1990. Since, the Foundation has awarded more than $6 million in scholarships, ensuring Coast Guard children can build strong futures through a college education or technical school training.
Local students who received a Coast Guard Foundation Scholarship were:
• Madison Sanchez, child of Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Edward C. Sanchez, from Daphne, is attending Florida State University this fall.
• Alison Long, child of retired Coast Guard veteran James Long, from Gulf Shores, is attending Mississippi State University this fall.
• Cheyanna Slack, child of retired Coast Guard veteran James Slack, from Gulf Shores, will be attending Mississippi State University this fall.
• Paige Henry, child of Chief Petty Officer Scott Henry, from Spanish Fort, was awarded the Commander Ronald J. Cantin Scholarship and will attend University of South Alabama in the fall.
Coast Guard Foundation Scholarships benefit children of enlistees who are serving or have served in the U.S. Coast Guard, whether active duty, reserve, retired or deceased.
"Our mission of ensuring Coast Guard members have needed resources extends in a vital way to supporting their children's education goals," said Susan Ludwig, president of the Coast Guard Foundation. "These talented, high-achieving students are an example of the Coast Guard's spirit and values, and just like their families, they are uplifting their communities along with themselves. Our scholarships are made possible by generous donations from individuals, families, corporations and foundations across the country."
To learn more about the Coast Guard Foundation or to help support its work, visit www.coastguardfoundation.org
or call (860) 535-0786.