Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Long Beach Students to Partner with USCG

By Karen Robes Meeks

Long Beach students will benefit from a recently signed memorandum of understanding by the US Coast Guard and California State University, Long Beach for a Coast Guard scholarship program.

The College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative enacted by the Coast Guard Pacific Area Command allows Coast Guard Pacific Area deputy commander Rear Adm. Nathan A. Moore to award CSPI scholarships to applicants from their Minority Servicing Institution partner school.

Accepted students may take part in a minimum of 16 hours a month of Coast Guard activities.

"The Coast Guard is excited to begin this partnership with Cal State Long Beach," said Moore. "The CSPI program gives young men and women a chance to serve their country while earning their college degree, which is beneficial for the Coast Guard, the university and the community."

For more, visit www.gocoastguard.com.