Ventures Scholars Member Institution Enrichment Programs

United States Coast Guard Academy
New London, CT

Academy Introduction Mission (AIM)
AIM is a one-week summer program in July for rising High School seniors. Intense, exciting, non-stop - it's a chance to learn about Coast Guard engineering and to see if the Academy is right for you.

During AIM you will meet the Faculty and staff; learn about our academic, military, and athletic programs; talk with cadets who have sailed EAGLE, flown aircraft, and started their leadership journey; meet with Coast Guard professionals who are protecting our nation right now.

To apply, you must be a U.S. citizen between your junior and senior year in High School. You must be in good health and physical condition, able to run, do push-ups and sit-ups, and handle the heat and humidity of a Connecticut summer! Your weight must be proportional to your height. Common medical disqualifiers include color-blindness, asthma, and vision not correctable to 20/20.

Selection to AIM is competitive. Applicants are selected by the Academy Admissions staff. We strive to assemble an AIM class that is as diverse as possible, with representation from all 50 states. Applicants are evaluated based on:

  • Leadership potential
  • Academic record and interests
  • Fitness and athleticism

Your integrity, honesty, respect towards others, and ability to manage time wisely all count!

Key Dates
15 Apr: AIM application deadline
15 May: Applicants are notified of acceptance
15 Jun: Submission of Acceptance Forms

Contact Us
For more information about the AIM Partner Scholarship Program, please contact the Director of Diversity Outreach, LT Christine Fern, at or toll free at 1-800-883-USCG (option 4).

Learn more about Academy Introduction Mission at

Application Process:
You can find the AIM application online at beginning in early January. Applications are accepted through April 15th each year. You must indicate your organization code in the "USCGA Partners Code" box in the top right corner of you application. This is the only indication that you are eligible for the full paid scholarship. Send transcripts and letters of recommendation to the following address:

Director of Admissions
attn: AIM Scholarship Partner Program
31 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320-8103

Free with partner code (see below).

AIM Partner Scholarships
As a Venture Scholar, you have the opportunity for a full paid scholarship to the AIM program. The scholarship includes transportation from your home to the Academy and return, the program fee (worth $275), lodging in the cadet dormitory and meals in the cadet wardroom. You must indicate that you are a Venture Scholar by placing the VS420 in the affiliate code box on your application.

Application Deadline:
April 15, 2005

Program Dates:
July 2, 2005 - July 8, 2005

LT Christine Fern, Director of Diversity Outreach
United States Coast Guard Academy
Phone: 1-800-883-USCG (option 4)

*last updated 12/20/2004


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