I believe NAPS isn't a part of CGA Prep anymore.
Here's a release explaining new Prep program.
CGA Scholarship Program Replaces the CG Recruiting Initiative for the 21st Century (CGRIT) and the Naval Academy Preparatory School (NAPS) Programs
Friday, August 29, 2008
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
. The CGA scholars page on Facebook is http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid(equals
7. RDML D. R. May, Director, Reserve and Training, sends.
8. Internet release is authorized.