Dartmouth resident awarded Coast Guard scholarship

Oct 6, 2020

A student from Dartmouth attending Fitchburg State University this fall was awarded a scholarship from the Coast Guard Foundation.

According to a release, Cailey Desirey of South Dartmouth was among 167 students honored by the foundation that awarded a total of $503,000 to the recipients.

The Coast Guard Foundation Scholarships benefit the children of enlisted men and women who are serving or have served in the U.S. Coast Guard, whether active duty, reserve, retired or deceased.

Desirey is the child of Coast Guard Petty Officer Brent Desirey.

Since the program began in 1990, the foundation has awarded more than $6 million in scholarships, the release said.

“We are honored to provide support to Coast Guard youth who are pursuing their higher education goals,” Coast Guard Foundation president Susan Ludwig said. “Our support is only possible because of generous investments from individuals, families and foundations all across the country. When Coast Guard kids receive a Coast Guard Foundation scholarship, they incur less debt, and deepen their engagement with their communities by volunteering, working and interning in their chosen fields of study.”