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Chief Warrant and Warrant Officers Association

United States Coast Guard

Colona Scholarship

Colona Scholarship

The CWOA LT Art and Eleanor Colona Scholarship Grant was established by the Colona Family to financially assist dependent children of enlisted members of the United States Coast Guard (active, retired, or reserve). Seeking a meaningful way to celebrate the 30 years which LT Colona devoted to the Coast Guard, the Colona family established this scholarship fund to remain in perpetuity with the CWOA. Each year, one or more Colona scholarship recipient(s) will be awarded a 4000 dollar scholarship dispersing 1000 dollars a year over four years of undergraduate studies.

Eligibility requirements:

  1. Be the dependent son/daughter of an enlisted member of the United States Coast Guard (active, retired or reserve).
  2. Be a senior in high school with an average of “C” or better during the most recent two semesters or be currently enrolled in an accredited institution of higher learning with an average of “C” or better for the year immediately prior to application.
  3. If enrolled in an institution of higher learning be enrolled in a full time course of instruction based on school or program criteria.
  4. The financial status of the applicant’s parents shall not be a factor in determining the applicants to be awarded grants.


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