Saturday, September 23, 2023

Local Students Awarded Coast Guard Foundation Scholarships

(WYDaily Media)

STONINGTON, CONN. — The Coast Guard Foundation announced Wednesday three area students were among those to whom it has awarded 168 new scholarships totaling $550,000 for the 2022-23 academic year.

  • Jacob Becker of Toano, child of retired Coast Guard veteran David Ian Becker, was awarded a Coast Guard Foundation Scholarship and will attend Radford University.
  • Emma Pearson, child of retired Coast Guard veteran Mark Pearson of Yorktown, was awarded a Coast Guard Foundation Scholarship and will attend Virginia Peninsula Community College this fall.
  • Emily Bradley, child of Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Eric Dent of Poquoson, was awarded a Thomas Niles Scholarship and will attend Wake Forest University.

The Coast Guard Foundation Scholarships benefit children of enlisted men and women who are serving or have served in the U.S. Coast Guard, whether they are 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.”

The Coast Guard Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports the members and families of the Coast Guard community. Since the scholarship program’s inception, the Foundation has awarded more than $6 million in scholarships in support of college education and technical school training.

For more on the Coast Guard Foundation’s scholarship program and the support given to Coast Guard members and their families, view this video. To learn more about the Coast Guard Foundation, or to help support its work, visit or call 860-535-0786.

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