U.S. Coast Guard offers pre-commissioning initiative scholarship

U.S. Coast Guard offers pre-commissioning initiative scholarship

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) offers the College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative (CSPI) scholarship program providing paid tuition, books and fees, housing allowance, monthly salary, medical benefits and guaranteed commission as an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard.

The scholarship is designed for motivated individuals who demonstrate a high caliber of academic and leadership excellence, with a desire to serve their country in the U.S. Coast Guard. Students age 19 to 28 with a 2.5 GPA who currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a bachelor’s degree program at minority-serving institutions including HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities), HIS (Hispanic-Serving Institutions), TCU (Tribal Colleges and Universities), University of Hawaii at Manoa, Hilo and West Oahu, Argosy University in Hawaii, University of Guam and the Institute of American Indian and Alaskan Native Culture in New Mexico. Institutions with minority student populations averaging at least 50 percent for the previous three years may also be eligible.

Students accepted into this scholarship program will be enlisted into the United States Coast Guard, complete basic training during the summer, and receive full funding for up to two years of college. During the school year, students participate in monthly USCG activities under the supervision of their recruiting office.

The CSPI program officers requires a four-year active duty and four-year inactive reserve commitment. To learn more about the CSPI program, visit