Part of the mission of the Alaina Coates FAAM Foundation is to invest our time and resources to uplift and support communities. One of the ways in which we accomplish this objective is through our annual Scholarship programs. The Foundation offers two categories of awards: The CSM Gary Coates, Sr. Memorial Scholarship and Enrichment Awards.
The CSM Gary Coates, Sr. Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to high school seniors.
The Enrichment Awards are presented annually to rising 9th - 12th grade high school students in the areas of Academics, Athletics/Sports & Fitness and Performing Arts.
The Educator Enrichment Award is presented annually to a primary, intermediate, or secondary school educator.
AVAILABLE - March 1, 2024
DEADLINE - May 5, 2024
CSM Gary Coates, Sr. Memorial Scholarship
To his soldiers, he was "Command Sergeant Major Coates", to the many young people whose lives he touched along the way, he was "Mr. Coates", but to me, he was "daddy". An absolutely phenomenal man, who was an advocate for youth and always encouraged higher learning. This scholarship honors his legacy, and his life. It is a tribute to a superhero, who is gone to soon.
This scholarship will be awarded to high school seniors who demonstrate scholarship and service through community involvement, volunteerism, scholastic achievement, and extra-curricular participation.
Award Amount: $2,500.00
Financial awards are available to rising 9th - 12th grade high school students who demonstrate scholarship and service with a passion for gaining new skills or improving existing skills in their personal areas of interest. One award will be granted in each of the following categories: Academics, Athletics/Sports & Fitness and Performing Arts.
The Educator Enrichment Award will be presented to a primary, intermediate, or secondary school educator who demonstrates innovative ways to enhance the quality of education for students.
Award Amount: $250.00 per category
Education related enrichment programs or activities.
Any of the performing arts disciplines.
Sports & Fitness
Sports and fitness or athletic programs and activities.
Improve the quality of learning for students.