Powell grad earns scholarship from Coast Guard

Sandra ClarkOur Town Youth

Carson Clark, a senior at Maryville College, has received a scholarship from the Coast Guard Foundation. She is set to graduate in May 2020 and is a graduate of Powell High School. Her father is Gregory Clark, a chief petty officer in the U.S. Coast Guard.

Carson is a member of the student government at Maryville College and is a student ambassador. She is studying police science and gender/women’s studies.

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. The Foundation awarded 128 new scholarships in 2019.

In the 29 years of this program, the Foundation has paid out more than $5.4 million to more than 1,100 college-aged young adults to help the families of Coast Guard members achieve their goals of higher education.

“The children of the brave men and women of the Coast Guard consistently demonstrate a focused dedication to their studies and desire to give back to their communities,” said Susan Ludwig, president, Coast Guard Foundation. “These scholarships are an investment in the development of the next generation of leaders. The future of our country will be determined by these young adults. We are proud to assist them to get the education they desire.”

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