Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, San Diego State University and the U.S. Coast Guard establish partnership benefiting students and the military agency Posted: May 28, 2019 May 28, 2019 KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego State University and the U.S. Coast Guard have announced that they established a partnership benefiting both the students and the military agency.On Tuesday, San Diego State University and the U.S. Coast Guard will finalize a partnership geared toward providing students with scholarship and research opportunities and prepare them for the workforce. The initiative also aims to increase the diversity of the agency’s military officers.During the ceremony on campus on Tuesday, May 28 at 1 p.m., SDSU President Adela de la Torre signed a memorandum of agreement with Rear Adm. Peter Gautier, commander of the Coast Guard’s 11th District. This signing will make SDSU the second school in the state of California to partner with the Coast Guard for the College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative (CSPI).This initiative began in an effort to increase the participation of Historically Black College and Universities in federally sponsored programs and has expanded to all designated Minority Servicing Institutions. Central to this agreement and the CSPI are scholarships and loan forgiveness programs. These will provide selected students with full tuition for up to two academic years, loan forgiveness and Coast Guard active-duty benefits and pay.The full press conference detailing the announcement can be seen above.