Coast Guard advances scholarship program in South Florida

Pictured are Coast Guard Capt. Michael Platt, Coast Guard Civil Engineer Unit crewmembers and Florida International Unit Assistant Vice President for Engagement Caryn Lavernia holding a new, signed memorandum of agreement at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Feb. 6, 2019. The Coast Guard 7th District Recruiting Command implemented the College Student Pre-Commision Initiative-Executive Champions Program, which allows Rear Adm. Peter J. Brown, commander of Coast Guard 7th District to award a CSPI scholarship to applicants from their Minority Servicing Institution partner school. (Coast Guard Photo)

Coast Guard Capt. Michael Platt, Coast Guard Civil Engineer Unit crewmembers and Florida International Unit Assistant Vice President for Engagement Caryn Lavernia holding a new, signed memorandum of agreement at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Feb. 6, 2019. (Coast Guard Photo)

MIAMI — The Coast Guard 7th District Recruiting Command has implemented the College Student Pre-Commission Initiative-Executive Champions Program, which allows Rear Adm. Peter J. Brown, commander of Coast Guard 7th District to award a CSPI scholarship to applicants from their Minority Servicing Institution partner school.

One of the requirements for this new initiative is to have a memorandum of agreement with a university within the Coast Guard 7th District. Our two universities are Barry University and Florida International University. The application consists of basic personal information, a resume, personal narrative, letters of recommendation, copies of all transcripts and diplomas, test score documentation, and up to five awards. Recruiters will provide the specific programmatic checklist to aid in the assembly of the application packages based upon the applicant’s military status. You can search and contact your nearest Coast Guard recruiter here to start the application process.

“The CSPI program is mutually beneficial, in that it provides an opportunity for students to finance their education while simultaneously serving the nation,” said Brown. “Furthermore, the Coast Guard’s partnership with these South Florida universities gives an opportunity for us to grow our officer corps with a previously untapped pool of innovative and diverse talent.”

CSPI is a program designed for motivated individuals who demonstrate a high caliber of academic and leadership excellence and who desire to serve their country in the United States Coast Guard. Students currently enrolled, accepted for enrollment or pending enrollment in a full-time bachelor’s degree program at designated college or institution with the desire to complete college and receive a guaranteed commission as an officer in the United States Coast Guard can apply for CSPI. This means that a student currently pursuing an Associate of Art/Associate of Science degree at a junior college or community college who plans to continue with their Bachelor of Art/Bachelor of Science degree may be eligible for CSPI if they are accepted for enrollment at a qualifying college.


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