NORFOLK, Va. — The Coast Guard will renew its partnership with Norfolk State University Thursday at the university's campus in Norfolk, Virginia.
WHO: Vice Adm. Kevin Lunday, commander of U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area, Norfolk State University
President Javaune Adams-Gaston, Ph.D., and students
WHAT: Coast Guard renews a Memorandum of Understanding with Norfolk State University
regarding cooperation in outreach and recruitment engagements
WHERE: Norfolk State University, President's Conference Room, Wilson Hall,
700 Park Ave., Room 530, Norfolk VA 23504
WHEN: 10:00, Thursday, March 23, 2023
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Lunday and Adams-Gaston will sign a memorandum of agreement to renew their cooperation in outreach and recruitment efforts. The memorandum of agreement supports the Coast Guard’s civilian and military officer recruiting efforts and provides Norfolk State University with additional tuition-saving choices for students as well as academic options for faculty and professors.
The Coast Guard’s College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative (CSPI) is a scholarship program where accepted full-time students receive up to two years of college tuition, fees, books, and essential supplies. While enrolled in school, a CSPI candidate is enlisted in the Coast Guard where they also receive full active duty pay, allowances, entitlements, and benefits such as medical, dental, and housing. After graduation, CSPI participants attend Officer Candidate School and become commissioned officers in the Coast Guard. CSPI is offered at participating, federally designated Minority Serving Institutions, such as Norfolk State University.
U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area, headquartered in Portsmouth, Virginia, oversees all Coast Guard operations east of the Rocky Mountains to the Arabian Gulf, spanning five Coast Guard districts and 40 states.
For information on the College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative and other ways to serve in the U.S. Coast Guard, visit GoCoastGuard.com.