12th Grade General or Engineering Scholarship

Scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $500 to $1,000 in two categories:
Students must select only ONE scholarship category. Engineering Scholarship:  Students who seek to obtain a college degree in an engineering field may select this category.  General Scholarship:  Students who seek to obtain a college degree in any field of study may select this category. The application period will begin January 2018 and ends March 31, 2018.  Click here to download application.





Oratorical Competition
The Oratorical Competition gives students a chance to showcase their oral and written communication skills.  The competitions are open to students in grades nine (9) through twelve (12). The competition reflects an increasing need to assist our students with developing and enhancing their oral and written communication skills in order to be competitive in the global workplace.  The application period will begin January 2018 and ends March 30, 2018. 
Click here to download application.  Click here to download information sheet. 


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STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Student Competition
The STEM competition was expanded to promote science, engineering, and technology (STEM) capabilities at the local and national level. For the youth, the STEM-SC will also serve to advance their social and economic well being in the United States and internationally.

The competition is designed to introduce and encourage students to embrace STEM concepts and professions. The competition project will give students a quality learning experience and challenge them to develop important STEM competences. No prior experience is necessary to participate in the competition. Students must work with a subject matter expert (SME) as a mentor.


The application period will begin January 2018 and ends March 30, 2018.

Click here to download application.  Click here to download information sheet.


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Click here for more information about the national competition.





Member Scholarship

Member National Training Institute Scholarship -

Paid Registration (Value of $600)
This scholarship opportunity is for one paid registration to attend the National Training Institute hosted by Blacks In Government. All financial members are eligble to apply for this scholarship by submitting an essay that addresses the criteria and why you feel the conference will benefit you.  The executive committee will award the scholoarship base on the following criteria:

  • Current in membership dues and fees at both the chapter and national level.
  • Attendence or call-in at least 60% of monthly meetings.
  • Active partipation with the chapter either as a chair, elected officer or member of a committee.
  • Attend of Participate in at least one Community Service Outreach Initiative.
  • Attend or Participate in at least one Region XI event or meeting.
  • No Agency funding.
  • Membership history.
  • Ability to self fund travel and lodging.
  • Ability to participate as a Delegate at the Delegates Assembly on Sunday, prior to the NTI.


Deadline to submit is June 1st to biguscg@gmail.com

Member Scholarship


Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.
-Albert Einstein


12th Grade 

General or Engineering Scholarship

CGC Scholarships

Scholarships

9th- 12th Grade S.T.E.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Student Competition

Coast Guard Chapter of Blacks In Government

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9th-12th Grade Oratorical Competition



2014 10th Anniversary Scholarship Ceremony

The mission of BIG is to maximize career opportunities and provide a mechanism for inclusion and growth, which includes providing scholarships; therefore in an effort to meet this critical objective, the Coast Guard Chapter of Blacks In Government implemented a scholarship program which provides scholarships ($500 to $1,500 per student) to graduating high school students within the D.C. metropolitan area.  Over the last ten years the chapter has awarded 56 scholarships to graduating high school students. The chapter is able to achieve this great accomplishment by receiving donations from members, friends, family, co-workers and through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC).

On May 15, 2014 at noon, the Coast Guard Chapter of Blacks In Government celebrated their 10th Scholarship Anniversary.  The program was well attended by Coast Guard Chapter of BIG Members, Coast Guard employees and family and friends of the scholarship recipients.

The chapter was honored to have the following previous scholarship and current scholarship recipients in attendance:

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*         Amanda D. Browne (2006 Scholarship Recipient) - Maryland Resident; Bladensburg High School Graduate. Currently works for USDA, Food and Nutrition Service as a Public Affairs Specialist with the Office of the Chief Communications Officer

*         Ebony Christina Ellison (One of the Chapter's First Scholarship Recipient from 2004) - Maryland Resident; Charles H. Flowers High School - Science & Technology Honors Graduate.  Currently works in the Human Capital division of Customs and Border Protection (Homeland Security) as a Training and Development Specialist. Also work as a Community Support Specialist in Beltsville, MD, working with a mixed population in the area of mental health. A public speaker and currently owns her own business as a College Preparation and Career Advisor for young people within the DMV area and beyond; making sure they are provided with the necessary tools to obtain any goals they desire. Actively involved in my community and give back every chance she gets.

*         Michaela Scott (2014 Scholarship Recipient) - Graduated from Thomas Stone High School in Waldorf, MD; plans to attend Morgan State University to major in Computer Science.

*         Alston Clark (2014 Rear Admiral (retired) Erroll Brown Engineering Scholarship Recipient) - Homeschooled student; plans to attend Howard University to major in Engineering - Computer Science.

*         Donae Latrice Owens (2012 Rear Admiral (retired) Erroll Brown Engineering Scholarship Recipient) -District of Columbia Resident:  Benjamin Banneker Academic High School Graduate. Attending North Carolina A&T, major: Engineering

*         Tammany Swann (2013 Scholarship Recipient) - Graduated from Thomas Stone High School, Waldorf, MD; attending West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon, West Virginia.

*         Torrence Marunda II: (2007 Scholarship Recipient:  First recipient of the RADM Erroll Brown Engineering Scholarship) -Virginia Resident:  Garfield High School Graduate. He is a 2013 graduate of the Atlanta University Center Dual Degree Engineering Program. As a participant of the program, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in General Science from Morehouse College (3.76 GPA, Phi Beta Kappa with Honors) and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (3.90 GPA, Tau Beta Pi). Torrence is currently enrolled in a master of science program in Mechanical Engineering at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University where he is scheduled to graduate in May of 2015. He is pursuing NASA funded thesis research in the innovative field of thermal and mechanical fatigue analysis of composite materials for aerospace applications. After completing his master's degree next year, Torrence plans to begin his career in mechanical engineering at a prominent industry or government agency and eventually plans to pursue a PhD in the field.