Office of Auxiliary CG-BSX-1

COAST GUARD EXCHANGE SYSTEM (CGES)
SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
ALCOAST 506/04

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ALCOAST 506/04
COMDTNOTE 1780

SUBJ: COAST GUARD EXCHANGE SYSTEM (CGES) SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

A. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 091939Z NOV 04 (UNNUMBERED ALCOAST)
B. COAST GUARD EXCHANGE SYSTEM (CGES) SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM,
COMDTINST 1780.1

1. CANCEL REF A.

2. THE COAST GUARD EXCHANGE SYSTEM (CGES) ESTABLISHED A SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM TO PROVIDE SCHOLARSHIPS TO STUDENTS WHO ARE DEPENDENTS OF ACTIVE DUTY AND RESERVE COAST GUARD MEMBERS, CIVILIAN NAF AND APF EMPLOYEES, AND COAST GUARD AUXILIARISTS THAT ARE EMBARKING ON UNDERGRADUATE COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY STUDIES.  A 1,500 DOLLAR SCHOLARSHIP WILL BE AWARDED TO THE MOST OUTSTANDING APPLICANT, AND TWO 500 DOLLAR SCHOLARSHIPS WILL BE AWARDED TO THE TWO RUNNERS-UP.  SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AWARDED ON A ONE-TIME BASIS. SCHOLARSHIPS WILL BE AWARDED BASED UPON ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT, ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND INTERESTS, AND, PARTICIPATION AND DEMONSTRATED LEADERSHIP IN BOTH SCHOOL-ORIENTED AND COMMUNITY/VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES.

3. THE FOLLOWING ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET:
    A.  VERIFICATION OF ELIGIBILITY WILL BE THROUGH THE DEFENSE ENROLLMENT ELIGIBILITY REPORTING SYSTEM (DEERS) FOR DEPENDENT CHILDREN OF ACTIVE DUTY AND RESERVE COAST GUARD MEMBERS. VERIFICATION OF DEPENDENTS OF CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES (NAF AND APF) AND COAST GUARD AUXILIARISTS WILL BE ASCERTAINED BY A SIGNED COPY OF IRS FORM 1040 OF THE CURRENT FEDERAL TAX FILING.  (NAMES, SIGNATURES, AND DATES MUST BE CLEAR AND LEGIBLE.  FINANCIAL DATA MAY BE BLACKED OUT.)
    B.  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.
    C.  STUDENTS MUST PLAN TO ATTEND AN ACCREDITED COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES.  SCHOLARSHIPS WILL NOT BE AWARDED FOR PARTICIPATION IN NON-ACADEMIC AND/OR CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS.  STUDENTS ACCEPTING APPOINTMENTS TO USAFA, USNA, USMA, USCGA, OR USMMA ARE NOT ELIGIBLE.

4. APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO:  THE CGES SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE, COAST GUARD EXCHANGE SYSTEM HEADQUARTERS, 870 GREENBRIER CIRCLE, SUITE 502, CHESAPEAKE, VA 23320-2681, AND POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN THE APPLICATION DEADLINE OF 28 FEBRUARY 2005.  NO EXTENSIONS OR EXEMPTIONS TO THIS DEADLINE WILL BE MADE. UPON RECEIPT, THE ELIGIBILITY OF EACH APPLICANT WILL BE REVIEWED AND VALIDATED. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS, AND THOSE PERTAINING TO INDIVIDUALS DETERMINED TO BE INELIGIBLE, WILL NOT BE PROCESSED.  IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF EACH APPLICANT TO ENSURE THAT ALL DOCUMENTS ARE SUBMITTED BY THEIR HIGH SCHOOL, TESTING AGENCIES, AND/OR ANY OTHER ORGANIZATIONS.  APPLICANTS WILL NOT BE NOTIFIED IF THEIR APPLICATION IS NOT COMPLETE.  INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED AND WILL NOT BE RETURNED.  IN ADDITION TO THE COMPLETED APPLICATION, THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED:
    A.  THE OFFICIAL ACADEMIC TRANSCRIPT TO INCLUDE THE FIRST SEMESTER OF THE SENIOR YEAR.  (ARRANGEMENTS MAY BE MADE WITH THE APPLICANTS HIGH SCHOOL TO SUBMIT THE STUDENTS ACADEMIC TRANSCRIPT DIRECTLY TO THE CGES SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE.  THE TRANSCRIPT SHOULD REFLECT THE APPLICANTS EXACT OR APPROXIMATE CLASS RANKING.)
    B.  HOME SCHOOLED APPLICANTS SHOULD SUBMIT THE CURRENT YEAR-END STANDARDIZED TEST RESULTS SUCH AS IOWA BASIC SKILLS TEST, STANFORD ACHIEVEMENT TEST, OR OTHER SUCH TEST IF AVAILABLE, AND S.A.T. OR A.C.T. SCORES IF TAKEN.
    C.  S.A.T. OR A.C.T. SCORES.  THE APPLICANT MAY SUBMIT A PHOTOCOPY OF THESE SCORES OR OPT TO HAVE THE TESTING AGENCY FORWARD THE RESULTS DIRECTLY TO THE CGES SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE AT THE ABOVE ADDRESS.
    D.  A SHORT ESSAY NOT TO EXCEED ONE TYPEWRITTEN PAGE, EXPLAINING WHAT THE APPLICANT HOPES TO ACHIEVE IN HIS/HER COLLEGE CAREER, INCLUDING EDUCATIONAL, PROFESSIONAL, AND PERSONAL GOALS.     E.  TWO LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION FROM TEACHERS, SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS, AND/OR COMMUNITY LEADERS.
    F.  A CURRENT IRS FORM 1040 SIGNED BY PARENT(S) OR LEGAL GUARDIAN MUST BE INCLUDED FOR APPLICANTS OF COAST GUARD CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES, NAF AND APF, AND COAST GUARD AUXILIARISTS MEMBERS IN ORDER TO VERIFY ELIGIBILITY.

5. APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE ON-LINE AT WWW.USCG.MIL/MWR CLICK ON SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES, OR, BY SENDING A LETTER-SIZE, SELF- ADDRESSED, STAMPED ENVELOPE TO:  THE CGES SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE, COAST GUARD EXCHANGE SYSTEM HEADQUARTERS, 870 GREENBRIER CIRCLE, SUITE 502, CHESAPEAKE, VA 23320-2681.
6. THE CGES SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE, CONSISTING OF FIVE MEMBERS FROM TIDEWATER AREA TEAM COAST GUARD, DESIGNATED BY THE CHIEF, OFFICE OF EXCHANGE AND MORALE, WILL EVALUATE ALL APPLICATIONS AND SELECT THE SCHOLARSHIP AWARDEES.

7. CGES SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED NOT LATER THAN MAY BY
MAIL.  CHECKS WILL BE MADE OUT TO THE COLLEGES FINANCIAL DEPARTMENTS TO CREDIT THE STUDENTS ACCOUNTS.

8. THE POINT OF CONTACT FOR THE CGES SCHOLARSHIP IS MARK E. CARSCALLEN, PHONE (757) 420-2480, X3010.

9. INTERNET RELEASE AUTHORIZED.

10. RADM STEPHEN W. ROCHON, DIRECTOR OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, SENDS.

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