CAMBRIDGE — Cambridge-South Dorchester High School 2018 graduate Hunter Kane recently received a scholarship from the Coast Guard Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families.
Hunter Kane, son of M.K. Charles D. Kane, from Cambridge, is attending Marshall University this fall.
The Coast Guard Foundation Scholarships benefit the children of enlisted men and women who are serving or have served in the United States Coast Guard, whether active duty, reserve, retired or deceased.
“The children of the brave men and women of the Coast Guard have shown dedication to their studies and communities,” said Susan Ludwig, president of the Coast Guard Foundation. “The high standards they’ve set for themselves are evident in the work they’ve done. We consider these scholarships not only an investment in the personal ambitions of the next generation, but also in the future of our country.”
Kane earned the Salutatorian Award at graduation with Emily Brohawn got tying with the second highest grad point average in the class. Kane played varsity football and lacrosse after losing the ability to see out of one of his eyes in the eighth grade.
“In life, there will always be difficult challenges that we have to fight through, and as long as we keep our heads up and try, we can defeat those challenges,” Kane said during his graduation address.
The Coast Guard Foundation awarded a record-breaking 177 new scholarships in 2018. Combined with two Fallen Heroes Scholars and three multi-year award recipients, the Foundation will assist 182 students with $500,000 in support this year. In the 28 years of this program, the Coast Guard Foundation has paid out more than $5.1 million to more than 960 college-aged young adults to help the families of Coast Guard members achieve their goals of higher education.
To learn more about the Coast Guard Foundation, or to help support its work, please visit www.coastguardfoundation.org or call (860) 535-0786.