Recognizing the value of education
and the benefits it brings to the Coast Guard Family, the Coast Guard
Exchange (CGX) Scholarship Program was established to provide
additional financial resources to dependent children
of Coast Guard personnel embarking on undergraduate college/university studies.
Annually a $2,000 scholarship is awarded to the outstanding applicants on a
one-time basis. The number of scholarships granted each year depends
on available funding. Coast Guard Exchange System (CGX) Scholarship
COMDTINST 1780.1A provides amplifying information on the program and
Applications and all supporting documents must
be submitted to the CGX Scholarship Committee no later than 31 March
(current year), the application deadline. No extensions will be
provides scholarship to students who are dependents of Coast Guard active
duty, reserve, and military retired members, current civilian NAF and APF
employees, and current Coast Guard Auxiliarists that meet the following eligibility
The applicant must be in the
last year of high school or home schooling and scheduled to graduate and
attend college full-time during the subsequent year. Those who
have already graduated are not eligible to apply.
Students must plan to attend
an accredited college or university for undergraduate studies.
Scholarships will not be awarded for participation in nonacademic and/or
certified programs. Students accepting appointments to USAFA,
USNA, USMA, USCGA, or USMMA are not eligible.
Criteria. CGX scholarships are
awarded based upon academic achievement, accomplishments, interests,
participation, and demonstrated leadership in both school-oriented and
Procedures. Interested students must complete the CGX
Scholarship Program Application Form, at this link, or from the POC listed below.
Applicants must submit a completed CGX Scholarship
Program Application. Completed forms should be emailed to CGEScholarship@cgexchange.org or mailed to: CGX Scholarship
Committee, Coast Guard CSC, Battlefield Technology Center 1, 510
Independence Pkwy, STE 500, Chesapeake, VA 23320-5191.
In addition to the completed application, the
following documents must be submitted:
Official academic transcript to include the first
semester of the senior year. (Arrangements may be made with
the applicant's high school to submit the student's academic
transcript directly to the CGX Scholarship Committee. The
transcript should reflect the applicant's exact or approximate class
ranking; omission results is an incomplete application).
Home schooled applicants should submit the current
year-end standardized test results such as IOWA Basic Skills Test,
Stanford Achievement Test, or other such tests if available, and
S.A.T. or A.C.T. scores if taken.
S.A.T. or A.C.T. scores. Applicant may submit a
photocopy of these scores or opt to have the testing agency forward
the results directly to the CGX Scholarship Committee at the
A short single-spaced essay, not to exceed one
typewritten page, explaining what the applicant hopes to achieve in
his/her college career, including educational, professional, and
Two letters of recommendation from teachers,
school administrators, and/or community leaders.
Point of Contact:
You may reach the CGX Scholarship POC, at
(757) 842-4797, or
click here to email.