Coast Guard Foundation hands out scholarships

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The Coast Guard Foundation announced the recipients of its 2013 and 2014 college scholarship program, which supports the higher education goals of enlisted Coast Guard members’ children.

More than $445,000 will be awarded to 64 children of Coast Guard members attending college this fall, the foundation said.

“We are pleased to announce that we had a record number of applicants this year and, more importantly, we proudly said ‘yes’ to every student who applied and met the qualifications,” Coast Guard Foundation president Anne Brengle said in a statement. “The foundation’s commitment to education assistance has grown over the years and is now one of our primary areas of support for Coast Guard members and their families.”

During the last 20 years, the foundation has given out more than $2.4 million and helped 249 Coast Guard children with college costs through the scholarship program.

The foundation also recognized the recipients of its Commander Daniel J. Christovich Scholarship and 2013 college graduates last week at the ninth annual Tribute to the Coast Guard in Our Nation’s Capital.

Click here for the full scholarship release.