Moorpark and Camarillo, CA Students Awarded Coast Guard Foundation Scholarship

182 Scholarships Help Coast Guard Children Pursue the Goal of Higher Education

Stonington, Conn. — The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced today that it has awarded a record-breaking 177 new scholarships in 2018. Combined with two Fallen Heroes Scholars and three multi-year award recipients, the Foundation will assist 182 students with $500,000 in support this year. In the 28 years of this program, the Coast Guard Foundation has paid out more than $5.1 million to more than 960 college-aged young adults to help the families of Coast Guard members achieve their goals of higher education.

Award recipient Kaitlin Callahan, daughter of CPO Hugh Callahan, from Moorpark, California, will attend Pepperdine University in the fall.

Award recipient Emily Martin, daughter of BM2 Gregory Martin, from Camarillo, California, will attend the University of South Carolina in the fall.

The Coast Guard Foundation Scholarships benefit the children of enlisted men and women who are serving or have served in the United States Coast Guard, whether active duty, reserve, retired or deceased.

“The children of the brave men and women of the Coast Guard have shown dedication to their studies and communities. The high standards they’ve set for themselves are evident in the work they’ve done,” said Susan Ludwig, president, Coast Guard Foundation. “We consider these scholarships not only an investment in the personal ambitions of the next generation, but also in the future of our country.”

To learn more about the Coast Guard Foundation, or to help support its work, please visit or call (860) 535-0786.

Top – Jessica Jackson & Family; Madelynn Gaus & Family; Lily Kumar
Bottom – Emily Johnson & father Jere R. Johnson; Victoria Domenech (center right) & Family; Victoria Lanning & father Michael Lanning


About The Coast Guard Foundation

Since 1969, the Coast Guard Foundation has been committed to inspiring leadership, education and a proud legacy of service to our nation by supporting the men and women of the United States Coast Guard. The Foundation provides college scholarships to enlisted members, their spouses and their children, scholarships and support for families of Coast Guard members lost in the line of duty, and support for morale programs, including funding recreation, exercise and family-oriented facilities. The Coast Guard Foundation is headquartered in Stonington, Connecticut, where it maintains a staff of 18, with regional offices in the New York City area; St. Petersburg, Florida; San Francisco, California; and Washington DC area. To learn more about the Coast Guard Foundation or to help support its work, please visit

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