Honors Program

The Prestigious Scholarships Program

The USCGA Prestigious Scholarships Program cultivates academic excellence across all majors and encourages scholarly achievement.

Second and first class cadets may be selected for:

  • Scholarships such as the Rhodes, Marshall, Fulbright, Truman, Schwarzman, and Gates
  • Honors internships, fellowships, and independent studies/research projects
  • Travel to present research at academic conferences

The Academy offers opportunities to fourth- and third-class cadets:

  • Validation and placement in advanced courses in mathematics, chemistry, and physics.
RECENT GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP RECIPIENTS
1/c Selena Bantz
Electrical Engineering
Fulbright Scholar
2021-2023
ENS Gregory Gaskel
Operations Research and Computer Analysis
Fulbright Scholar
2021-2023
LT Kristopher Thornburg

2021 Fulbright Arctic Initiative

ENS Owen Gibson
Civil Engineering
Fulbright Scholar
2020–2021

Honor and Professional Societies

The Academy sponsors chapters of several national honor societies including:

  • Alpha Lambda Delta, celebrating excellence in the first year of college
  • Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society, acknowledging outstanding achievement as a Government major
  • Beta Gamma Sigma recognizing high achievement in an business program accredited by AACSB International

In addition, the Academy offers membership in student chapters of a number of professional societies, including but not limited to:

  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Institute for Operational Research and the Management Sciences

Contact Information

Prestigious Scholarships Program
Dr. Alina M. Zapalska
Director of the Prestigious Scholarships Program
(860) 444-8334
Alina.M.Zapalska@uscga.edu