For the City Times
128 Scholarships Help Families Pursue the Goal of Higher Education
The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of all coast guard members and their families, announced that in 2016 it has awarded a record 128 new scholarships.
Combined with multi-year scholarship recipients and three Fallen Heroes scholars, the foundation is currently supporting 163 students totaling $576,500 in support this year. In just over 26 years, the foundation’s scholarship program has paid out more than $3.8 million to more than 630 college-aged young adults to help the families of coast guard members achieve their goals of higher education.
Nekoosa student Christy Choronzy, daughter of MK2 Joseph Choronzy, was awarded a Coast Guard Foundation scholarship. Choronzy will attend the University of Wisconsin in the Fall.
The Coast Guard Foundation scholarships benefit the children of enlisted men and women who are serving or have served in the U.S. Coast Guard, whether active duty, reserve, retired or deceased.
“The brave men and women of the Coast Guard make tremendous sacrifices daily to protect, defend and save lives,” said Anne Brengle, president, Coast Guard Foundation. “Their families and children also make sacrifices to support them in their mission. We are humbled to be able to give back to these individuals by investing in the futures of these remarkable young men and women as they pursue their dreams of higher education.”
To learn more about the Coast Guard Foundation, or to help support its work, please visit www.coastguardfoundation.org or call (860) 535-0786.