Announcement: Admiral Robert E. Kramek Scholarship Fund

Posted on October 24, 2016

The Coast Guard Foundation has established the Admiral Robert E. Kramek Scholarship Fund to honor the service of the 20th Commandant of the United States Coast Guard who passed away October 20, 2016.

Adm. Kramek served as Commandant from 1994 through 1998 and led a storied career of service which began in 1961 when he graduated with honors from the Coast Guard Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering.

He was a lifelong learner and attended four graduate schools, including the University of Michigan, John Hopkins University, the University of Alaska, and the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, where he graduated with highest distinction. His Masters of Science degrees include Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Engineering Management.

To recognize the importance that education played in his life, an initial gift from the Jenkins Gann Foundation has been made in Adm. Kramek’s memory. It will be the Foundations first “needs-based” scholarship open to all children of Coast Guard officers and enlisted members.

Support for education is a cornerstone of the Coast Guard Foundation’s commitment to the men and women of the United States Coast Guard and their families. This is one of the best ways we can thank our brave men and women for their steadfast service to our nation, while also ensuring their children can afford to reach their higher education dreams.

Family members have asked in lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Coast Guard Foundation’s Admiral Robert E. Kramek Scholarship Fund through this link.

Gifts in Adm. Kramek’s memory can also be made by mailing: Coast Guard Foundation, 394 Taugwonk Road, Stonington, CT 06378; or by calling (860) 535-0786.