The scholar's program is the USCGA version of the prep school. USCGA does not have it's own prep school so it uses Marion Military Institute in Alabama, Georgia Military College, and the US Naval Academy Prep School. Participants in the scholar's program have a three week basic training at USCGA where they are given initial training and formally inducted into the Coast Guard. After finishing the training, they then head to one of the schools and take a curriculum of math, English, and science courses. Tuition to the schools are paid by the Coast Guard and they also get paid as active duty members of the Coast Guard. This program is aimed at recruited athletes, under-represented minorities, and other candidates with high leadership potential who need extra help in academics before they arrive. This program is not aimed at students who are already qualified academically and physically.