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The Honors Program

The Honors Program cultivates academic excellence across all majors, encourages and rewards scholarly achievement.

The Academy offers the following opportunities to high performing to fourth and third-class cadets:

  • Special sections of core classes
  • Validation and placement in advanced courses

Second and first-class cadets are selected to the Honors Colloquium to prepare to compete for:

  • Scholarships for graduate study such as the Rhodes, Marshall, Fulbright, Truman, and more
  • International summer internships
Recent Graduate Fellowship Recipients
ENS Chris DiBari

Government
Fulbright Scholar
2017-2018

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ENS Jacquelyn Kubicko

Marine and Environmental Science
Fulbright Scholar
2016-2017

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ENS Patrick Ledzian

Electrical Engineering
Fulbright Scholar
Justus en Louise van Effen Excellence Scholarship
2017-2018

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Honors Internship

The USCGA Honors Program provides its members with the opportunity to participate in the American Service Academies Program (ASAP), which was created by the Auschwitz Jewish Center for a select group of cadets and midshipmen from the four U.S. military academies. Cadets and midshipmen study in Poland.

The program accepts students from all majors who exhibit:

  • Exceptional leadership potential
  • Effective communication skills
  • Dedication to extracurricular endeavors
  • Interest in cultural issues
  • Strong commitment to community service
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The John Jay Institute and Saratoga Fellowship

The John Jay Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, offers a six-week post-graduate fellowship opportunity for junior officers in the armed forces of the United States.

The Saratoga Fellows Program is a six-week long academic residency in June and July. American leadership is explored through an interdisciplinary curriculum.

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Honor and Professional Societies

The Academy sponsors chapters of several national honor societies including:

  • Alpha Lambda Delta, celebrating excellence in the first year of college
  • Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society, acknowledging outstanding achievement as a Government major
  • Beta Gamma Sigma recognizing high achievement in an business program accredited by AACSB International

In addition, the Academy offers membership in student chapters of a number of professional societies, including but not limited to:

  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Institute for Operational Research and the Management Sciences

Contact Information

Honors Program
Dr. Alina M. ZapalskaDirector of the Honors Program(860) 444-8334Alina.M.Zapalska@uscga.edu