Coast Guard Foundation Awards Scholarship to Kodiak Student

Kayla Desroches/KMXT

One Kodiak Coast Guard daughter is pursuing her degree in Florida with help from The Coast Guard Foundation.

The Kodiak recipient is Katelyn Izzo, the daughter of Aviation Maintenance Technician Senior Chief Anthony Izzo, and she’s chosen to attend Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers. According to the university website, it’s one of the 12 public universities which belong to the State University System of Florida.

A representative from Rushton Gregory Communications over email writes that Izzo won a scholarship of $2,500 for the 2016 year. KMXT reached out to Izzo via the Coast Guard Foundation’s Senior Director of Communications, and she declined to comment.

According to a Foundation press release, the organization extends scholarships to Coast Guard families, and furthermore helps fund programs that improve quality of life and morale.

The release reports that the Foundation awarded 128 new scholarships just in this year, and it currently gives financial support to 163 students.

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