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J Collins

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So far I think its a great program.. BUT I am not sure how I feel about the "emancipation" and enlistment... if things didnt work out after a year.. then that what??? she would be 18, emanicpated , enlisted in the CG.. ....??.... and if she wou;d decide to go a different route.. would I be able to add her back to my insurance as a dependant in college??? although I know I wouldnt be able to get her a DOD dep id card again, if she has one that has her in the CG reserves?? an ideas?
 

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The Point Of Contact for all CGA Scholars Program information is:

LT Meghan Brunaugh, (860)701-6322
meghan.a.brunaugh@uscga.edu

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yes I read that.. I was just curious if there was someone here that might have had a child go thru the program that would know the answer.. :)

I am sure the admissions folks at the Academy are slammed right now.
 

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My D is at Marion Military Institute on the CGA Scholars program right now. We didn't take her off of our insurance - I believe it is recommended to keep your son or daughter on your insurance the entire time they are at USCGA also (just in case the unthinkable happens and they leave for some reason, I think it may be hard to get them back on the insurance policy). Our D was 17 when she took her oath up at New London in July/August - I guess that is the emancipation thing -- we had to sign a paper.

Some other things about the CGA Scholars program that we didn't know until it was offered - since the cadets are enlisted, they draw a pay. This is the only service academy that enlists their scholars - they get paid to go to school! Our D will finish her year at MMI, after paying room & board from her pay, with about $10,000. Not a bad deal! Another thing with the Coast Guard- by having their orientation before sending the cadets off to prep school, the cadets know each other before starting - a great bonding experience - and they look out for each other at the prep school. There is also no question about what is expected of them. I believe they are the only service academy to do the orientation. The USCGA really has the whole prep school process figured out well!

I know I have posted this several times on other threads, but we feel blessed that our D got this opportunity. She is doing great there and has matured so much! This extra year is only going to help assure her of success at USCGA next year.

That said, LT Meghan Brunaugh is a great resource to answer your questions. When my D was deciding on the offer, she would e-mail LT Brunaugh and she answered her questions quickly.
 

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My D is at Marion Military Institute on the CGA Scholars program right now. We didn't take her off of our insurance - I believe it is recommended to keep your son or daughter on your insurance the entire time they are at USCGA also (just in case the unthinkable happens and they leave for some reason, I think it may be hard to get them back on the insurance policy). Our D was 17 when she took her oath up at New London in July/August - I guess that is the emancipation thing -- we had to sign a paper.

Some other things about the CGA Scholars program that we didn't know until it was offered - since the cadets are enlisted, they draw a pay. This is the only service academy that enlists their scholars - they get paid to go to school! Our D will finish her year at MMI, after paying room & board from her pay, with about $10,000. Not a bad deal! Another thing with the Coast Guard- by having their orientation before sending the cadets off to prep school, the cadets know each other before starting - a great bonding experience - and they look out for each other at the prep school. There is also no question about what is expected of them. I believe they are the only service academy to do the orientation. The USCGA really has the whole prep school process figured out well!

I know I have posted this several times on other threads, but we feel blessed that our D got this opportunity. She is doing great there and has matured so much! This extra year is only going to help assure her of success at USCGA next year.

That said, LT Meghan Brunaugh is a great resource to answer your questions. When my D was deciding on the offer, she would e-mail LT Brunaugh and she answered her questions quickly.
Thanks! that is the info I wa looking for. the ability to keep her on our one insuarnace is good, and I fuess that she will have a green military ID card, she will no longer need her current brown depn one. Thanks... That made me feel much better.. :)

Moms.... (shaking my head) LOL
 

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Did everyone who got a deferral letter also get the CGA

brochure and letter?

Is it true that the priority for CGA is (1) athletes (2) diversity ?

It sounds like an outstanding opportunity for anyone and a leg-up for the students who attend.

I studied engineering in college and graduated (B.S. Petroleum Engineering) in just four years. It was HARD! I still have nightmares about missing a Physics test or losing an assignment or not being able to find the core lab. I think having an extra year up front to boost up both mentally and physically would have been a real benefit to me.

I know that for some people, it might seem like tacking on an extra year to college isn't a good idea... but, I think a lot of civilian college kids are taking 5years these days, especially to get a technical degree.

For any of you who are offered this scholarship, I say "Go For It!"

I don't think you would regret it.
 

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i dont think so b/c I only got a deferral letter. Have you heard anything yet?
 

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brochure and letter?

Is it true that the priority for CGA is (1) athletes (2) diversity ?

It sounds like an outstanding opportunity for anyone and a leg-up for the students who attend.

I studied engineering in college and graduated (B.S. Petroleum Engineering) in just four years. It was HARD! I still have nightmares about missing a Physics test or losing an assignment or not being able to find the core lab. I think having an extra year up front to boost up both mentally and physically would have been a real benefit to me.

I know that for some people, it might seem like tacking on an extra year to college isn't a good idea... but, I think a lot of civilian college kids are taking 5years these days, especially to get a technical degree.

For any of you who are offered this scholarship, I say "Go For It!"

I don't think you would regret it.
So is your son excited about CGA Scholars my daughter is???

I dont know about the athletic and diversity being a priority... I hadnt heard that, but I hadnt hear anything else either. I can see how the Coast Guard could be more diverse then the other 4 academies, because they get to choose themselves...

Well I wasnt sure... so I went and looked... I couldnt find profiles on the USMMA or the USAFA.. but here is what I found....

I just found this on the CGA site....
963 Cadets enrolled
43 states and 9 foreign nations represented
100% of students housed on campus
23 varsity athletic teams (20 division III, 3 division I)
27% of Cadets are women
15% of Cadets are minorities

Found on the USNA site.... Class of 2012 stats:
Admitted............................................... 1,261

The Class of 2012 includes 21% (261) women.

The Class of 2012 includes 28.1 % (351) minority midshipmen with ethnic backgrounds as follows: African American (83), Hispanic (131), Asian American (68), Native American (32) and Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (37).
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USMA: Class of 2011 profile (2012 didnt list diveristy)

Approximately 1,310 cadet candidates.
There are 225 women, 17%

319 Minority Candidates: (approx 24.5%) 81 African-Americans, 104 Asian-
Americans, 124 Hispanic-Americans and ten Native Americans.
 

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Is it true that the priority for CGA is (1) athletes (2) diversity ?
CGA? The Academy? :confused:

Or CGA Scholars (Prep)?

By law (14 USC 182) the USCGA cannot consider race/gender as a factor in admisisons, the entire USCGA admissions process is race/gender blind.
 

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CGA? The Academy? :confused:

Or CGA Scholars (Prep)?

By law (14 USC 182) the USCGA cannot consider race/gender as a factor in admisisons, the entire USCGA admissions process is race/gender blind.
no the information I postd was from the profiles... She mentioned diversity... so I looked at the profiles all the SA...

I like the law you quoted. but I always wonder when things don't matter why is it always one of the the first question on an application? Since they cant use the information, why ask it?
 

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no the information I postd was from the profiles... She mentioned diversity... so I looked at the profiles all the SA...

I like the law you quoted. but I always wonder when things don't matter why is it always one of the the first question on an application? Since they cant use the information, why ask it?
Even though we're the only federal service academy, and only one of a handful of civilian colleges, that cannot (by law) consider gender or race when making admissions decisions, we are still required (as a federally funded institution) to report gender and race statistics about our incoming class and student body to Congress and several federal agencies. That's primarily why we ask the questions even though we cannot use the information for admissions purposes.
 

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Even though we're the only federal service academy, and only one of a handful of civilian colleges, that cannot (by law) consider gender or race when making admissions decisions, we are still required (as a federally funded institution) to report gender and race statistics about our incoming class and student body to Congress and several federal agencies. That's primarily why we ask the questions even though we cannot use the information for admissions purposes.
..... I think that is a great policy .....
 

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Hey guys,

those who received the scholarship offers, what type of SAT scores and gpa's did your son's and daughters have? And, any sports? If you don't mind sharing. If you'd rather email me personally, let me know. Just want to see if we are in the range. thanks. Also, evidently I haven't researched properly, but is there a site you can send me to that explains the details of the CGA scholarship program and expectations on line somewhere? thanks again
 

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My D didnt received an offer just a brochure on the program in a seperate envelope.

What I found on the internet was in discussion forums.. but I also found the following:

http://www.uscg.mil/ANNOUNCEMENTS/alcoast/ALCOAST40308.txt
^^^ is printed below:

ALCOAST 403/08
COMDTNOTE 1531
SUBJ: COAST GUARD ACADEMY (CGA) SCHOLARSHIP
A. ADMINISTERING THE COAST GUARD RECRUITING INITIATIVE FOR THE
TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY (CGRIT) TO THE U. S. COAST GUARD ACADEMY,
COMDTINST 5354.6 (SERIES)
B. CG ACADEMY PREPARATORY PROGRAM, COMDTINST 1531.2 (SERIES)
1. THIS ALCOAST IS A SERVICE-WIDE ANNOUNCEMENT OF INTEREST TO
ENLISTED MEMBERS AND COLLEGE BOUND DEPENDENTS, CONCERNING CHANGES
IN ACADEMY PREPARATORY SCHOOL PROGRAMS.
2. A NEW PROGRAM, ENTITLED THE COAST GUARD ACADEMY (CGA)
SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM, HAS REPLACED THE COAST GUARD RECRUITING
INITIATIVE FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY (CGRIT) AND THE NAVAL
ACADEMY PREPARATORY SCHOOL (NAPS) PROGRAMS. REFERENCES A AND B,
WHICH RESPECTIVELY DESCRIBE THESE PROGRAMS, WILL BE CANCELLED
SHORTLY AND REPLACED WITH NEW GUIDANCE CONCERNING THE CGA
SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM. THIS TRANSITION IS BASED ON A SUCCESSFUL SIX
YEAR PILOT.
3. THE CGA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM IS AN ORIENTATION AND PREPARATORY
PROGRAM. IT IS TARGETED TO CANDIDATES WHO SEEK TO BECOME CADETS AND
OFFICERS, BUT NEED ADDITIONAL ACADEMIC DEVELOPMENT IN ORDER TO
SUCCEED AT THE ACADEMY. THE CGA SCHOLARSHIP ALSO ASSISTS IN
BROADENING ACCESS TO AND DIVERSIFYING THE ACADEMY CORPS OF CADETS.
ADMISSION TO THE PROGRAM IS SELECTIVE. CGA SCHOLARS ARE CHOSEN FROM
THE ACADEMY APPLICANT POOL BASED ON THEIR PREPARATION, LEADERSHIP
POTENTIAL, MOTIVATION, CAPACITY TO CONTRIBUTE, AND THE NEEDS OF THE
SERVICE. APPROXIMATELY 50-60 STUDENTS MAY BE ADMITTED TO THE CGA
SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM EACH YEAR. ABOUT 85 PERCENT OF SCHOLARSHIP
RECIPIENTS SUBSEQUENTLY EARN APPOINTMENTS AND ENROLL AT THE ACADEMY
AS FOURTH-CLASS CADETS AFTER COMPLETING THE TEN MONTH COURSE OF
ACADEMIC, PHYSICAL, AND MILITARY INSTRUCTION AT EITHER NEW MEXICO
MILITARY INSTITUTE IN ROSWELL, NM, OR MARION MILITARY INSTITUTE IN
MARION, AL. SCHOLARS ARE ENLISTED AT THE RANK OF E-2 (OR CURRENT
ENLISTED PAY-GRADE IF HIGHER), EARN COLLEGE CREDIT, AND IMPROVE
THEIR READINESS TO COMPETE FOR APPOINTMENT TO THE ACADEMY. THE
COAST GUARD PAYS FOR OFFICIAL TRAVEL AND TUITION. STUDENTS PAY
THEIR OWN ROOM AND BOARD USING ALLOWANCES AND BENEFITS, WHICH ARE
ADEQUATE TO COVER THE COSTS.
4. ENLISTED PERSONNEL AND COLLEGE BOUND DEPENDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED
TO APPLY FOR THE CGA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM. THE APPLICATION PROCESS
BEGINS BY APPLYING TO THE ACADEMY FOR ADMISSION PRIOR TO 1 FEBRUARY
2009. THE CG ACADEMY WEBSITE, WWW.USCGA.EDU, HAS DETAILED
ADMISSIONS ELIGIBILITY AND APPLICATION INFORMATION. ALL ACADEMY
APPLICANTS WILL BE SCREENED FOR THE CGA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM AND
NEED TAKE NO FURTHER ACTION TO BE CONSIDERED. IN A MAJOR CHANGE
FROM PAST POLICY, ENLISTED PERSONNEL ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THE CGA
SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM AND WILL BE CONSIDERED WITH OTHER APPLICANTS
FOR THIS OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY.
5. SERVICE PERSONNEL ARE ENCOURAGED TO SHARE INFORMATION REGARDING
THIS PROGRAM WITH FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND CO-WORKERS IN ORDER TO
ENSURE THAT ALL ELIGIBLE YOUNG AMERICANS, INCLUDING THOSE WITH
SERVICE AFFILIATIONS AND THOSE WHO MAY QUESTION THEIR LEVEL OF
PREPARATION FOR THE ACADEMY ARE AWARE OF THE OUTSTANDING
OPPORTUNITIES AFFORDED BY THE CGA SCHOLARSHIP.
6. POC IS LT MEGHAN BRUNAUGH, (860)701-6322, E-MAIL:
MEGHAN.A.BRUNAUGH(AT)USCGA.EDU. SEE ALSO THE NEW MEXICO AND MARION
MILITARY ACADEMY WEB SITES (SERVICE ACADEMY PREP PROGRAMS) AT
WWW.NMMI.EDU AND WWW.MARIONMILITARY.EDU. THE CGA SCHOLARS PAGE ON
FACEBOOK IS HTTP://WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/GROUP.PHP?GID(EQUALS SIGN)
14986475457.
7. RDML D. R. MAY, DIRECTOR, RESERVE AND TRAINING, SENDS.
8. INTERNET RELEASE IS AUTHORIZED.
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http://www.nmmi.edu/prep/cg.html
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www.geocities.com/nsccphoenix/newsletter/Gouge-Sep08.pdf <<< see the announcement on page 3

I tried the facebook link... But it doesnt work.. .................Didnt find anything
 
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Hmmm....am I reading it correctly, then if you've already applied to the academy, one does not have to apply for the scholarship, they are already being considered? Or, does one have to apply separately in addition from their app to the CGA?
 

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Hmmm....am I reading it correctly, then if you've already applied to the academy, one does not have to apply for the scholarship, they are already being considered? Or, does one have to apply separately in addition from their app to the CGA?
All applicants not tendered an appointment to the Class of 2013 will be considered for the CGA Scholars Program...no additional application is required.
 

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Thanks for the reply. Then, relative to those who have been deferred to regular admission that have not received offers for scholarship, could that mean those deferred to RA are still being considered for full appointments as their chances would be a little higher than those who received scholarship offers, and if they (those deferred) do not receive full appointments in March, they could still be offered a scholarship in March? Do you have any idea how may appointments will be offered in March? How many were offered early admission? Thanks Objee.
 
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Thanks for the reply. Then, relative to those who have been deferred to regular admission that have not received offers for scholarship, could that mean those deferred to RA are still being considered for full appointments as their chances would be a little higher than those who received scholarship offers, and if they do not receive full appointments that they could later be offered a scholarship?

Not to Answer for Objee..... BUT I think anything is still possible..
 

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Letters

When your sons/daughters got the prep school offer did they get a small letter denying acceptance before the letter for prep school?

Or did they just get the prep school offer?

Thanks
 
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