The Coast Guard Foundation awarded a scholarship to Key West resident Meaghan Bassett, child of Joshua Bassett, a retired U.S. Coast Guard veteran. She is currently attending Salem State University in Massachusetts this fall.

The Coast Guard Foundation scholarships benefit the children of enlisted men and women who are serving or have served in the U.S. Coast Guard, whether active duty, reserve, retired or deceased.

“We are honored to continue our dedication to the children of the Coast Guard as they pursue their higher education goals,” said Susan Ludwig, president of the Coast Guard Foundation. “These amazing students are already a benefit to their communities and a proud example of the values instilled in them by their Coast Guard parents. Our support is only possible because of generous investments from individuals, families and foundations across the country.”