Fund Details
2019 Coast Guard Foundation Enlisted Member Dependent Scholarship - First- Time Applicants
Award Amount


Scholarship for Children of Enlisted Coast Guard Members and Retirees

**This application is intended for first-time applicants only.**

If you have received a Coast Guard Foundation scholarship in the past three years and you are seeking to renew/reapply for a scholarship, please access the 2019 Coast Guard Foundation Scholarship Application- Returning Students application.

Support for education is a cornerstone of our commitment to the men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard and their families.

If you are the child of an active duty, retired, or active reserve Coast Guard member you are eligible to apply. For the 2019 scholarship cycle, successful applicants can expect awards ranging between $1,000 to $5,000.

When we began the scholarship program in 1990, we focused on one goal — providing Coast Guard families the opportunity to send their children to college. Since that time, the cost of higher education has sky-rocketed, making our original aspiration even more relevant for today’s Coast Guard families.

We're proud to report our scholarship program is impacting more families than any time in our history. These scholars are among the best and brightest displaying not only outstanding academic achievement but also the characteristics befitting of the Coast Guard’s core values.

***Of special note for 2019, The Admiral Robert E. Kramek Scholarship will be awarded for the first time.  The Coast Guard Foundation Admiral Robert E. Kramek Scholarship was established to honor the service of the 20th Commandant of the United States Coast Guard. Admiral Kramek led a storied career of service which began in 1961 when he graduated with honors from the coast Guard Academy. The scholarship is open to all children of Coast Guard Officers, enlisted members, active duty - reserve and retired.

Special Eligibility Requirements:

Eligible Students:

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 a college bound high school senior 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:
  • Coast Guard Spouses.
  • Active duty Coast Guard members.
  • 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.
Please refer to the 'Eligibility Tab' when applying for this application for more information.

Contact Information:

For questions about this application, please contact Sage Williams at
Begin Accepting Applications Date:
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
3/15/2019 10:00 PM