New scholarship will support Coast Guard families

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Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp meets with members of the Chief Warrant Officers Association to discuss the new scholarship being offered to Coast Guard families. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Victoria Bonk.
Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp meets with members of the Chief Warrant Officers Association to discuss the new scholarship being offered to Coast Guard families. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Victoria Bonk.

Earlier this week, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp announced the creation of the Coast Guard Chief Warrant and Warrant Officers Association Lt. Art and Eleanor Colona Scholarship Grant. Established by CWOA, the scholarship will be offered annually as a way to support Coast Guard families as part of the Year of the Coast Guard Family initiative.

“CWOA is an exceptional organization that has stepped up and delivered for Coast Guard families through this wonderful scholarship program,” said Papp.

The purpose of the Colona Grant will provide financial assistance to dependent children of active duty or retired enlisted members of the United States Coast Guard and Coast Guard Reserve serving on active duty. Each year one or more scholarship recipients will be awarded $4,000 to support undergraduate studies over the course of four years.

Lt. Arthur Colona was a 30-year Coast Guard veteran, serving from 1935 to 1965. A majority of his career was spent on cutters from Greenland to Alaska. He served in both the European and Pacific theaters during World War II. Following retirement, Colona was an active CWOA member and was elected to distinguished member status in 2007.

For eligibility details and application information, visit the CWOA website.

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