Coast Guard and Hampton University Establish Partnership

Hampton, Va. - Rear Adm. Kevin Cook, Coast Guard Director of Prevention Policy and Hampton University Provost, Dr. Pamela Hammond sign a Memorandum of Understanding at the university, Friday, May 13.  The formal agreement gives Hampton University faculty and students scholarship and internship opportunities while supporting Coast Guard civilian and military officer recruiting efforts.  The Coast Guard signed the formal agreement in conjunction with the Historically Black College and Universities outreach initiative.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Steve Carleton

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Steve Carleton

Hampton, Va. – Rear Adm. Kevin Cook, Coast Guard Director of Prevention Policy and Hampton University Provost, Dr. Pamela Hammond signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the university, Friday, May 13. The formal agreement gives Hampton University faculty and students scholarship and internship opportunities while supporting Coast Guard civilian and military officer recruiting efforts. The Coast Guard signed the formal agreement in conjunction with the Historically Black College and Universities outreach initiative.

Under the new agreement, Hampton University and the Coast Guard will receive the following benefits:

Hampton University students may participate in internships in operations, intelligence studies, community relations, marketing/publicity, and information services among others.

Hampton University students may participate in the Coast Guard’s volunteer service program in which they will work side-by-side with Coast Guard junior officers and civilian personnel.

Selected Coast Guard candidates who are full-time Hampton students will receive full tuition for up to two academic years, books and essential supplies, as well as active-duty Coast Guard benefits such as medical, dental and housing allowance.

The agreement will remain in effect for two years and may be renewed after the two-year period.

“This is a great opportunity for both Hampton University and the Coast Guard providing internships and academic options for the faculty and students while at the same time supporting our recruiting efforts,” said Rear Adm. Kevin Cook.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Steve Carleton.

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