The Coast Guard Foundation awards scholarships to family members of the U.S. Coast Guard to help them pursue the dreams of higher education.

Payton Massey, daughter of ET1 Stephen Faulkner, was recently awarded a Coast Guard Foundation Scholarship!  Massey is from Ellsworth and will be continuing her studies at the University of Alabama in the Fall.

The Coast Guard Foundation has awarded a record 166 new scholarships this year, and over the years has paid out more than $4.7 million to more than 780 college-aged young adults to help the families of Coast Guard members achieve their goals of higher education.

Susan Ludwig, who is President Coast Guard Foundation, said in a press release, "We are proud to give back to these young individuals by investing in their future. We believe that it is an investment that will benefit these families and ultimately our country.”