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.
1/c Selena Bantz
Electrical Engineering
Fulbright Scholar
ENS Gregory Gaskel
Operations Research and Computer Analysis
Fulbright Scholar
LT Kristopher Thornburg

2021 Fulbright Arctic Initiative

ENS Owen Gibson
Civil Engineering
Fulbright Scholar

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