Sara Burns

STONINGTON, Conn. The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to strengthening the Coast Guard community and service by supporting members and families, announced today that it awarded 167 scholarships in 2020, totaling $503,000 in support. Since the program began in 1990 the Coast Guard Foundation has awarded more than $6 million in scholarships to Coast Guard children ensuring they can afford to reach their higher education dreams.

Awarded a Coast Guard Foundation Scholarship, Sara Burns, child of USCG Petty Officer Matthew Burns, from Athens is attending Concord University this 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.

“We are honored to provide support to Coast Guard youth who are pursuing their higher education goals,” said Susan Ludwig, president, Coast Guard Foundation. “Our support is only possible because of generous investments from individuals, families and foundations all across the country. When Coast Guard kids receive a Coast Guard Foundation scholarship, they incur less debt, and deepen their engagement with their communities by volunteering, working and interning in their chosen fields of study.”

For more on the Coast Guard Foundation’s scholarship program and the support given to Coast Guard members and their families, please view this video: https://youtu.be/i5HMW-zyO6s.

To learn more about the Coast Guard Foundation or to help support its work, visit www.coastguardfoundation.org.

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