Elizabeth City State University, the historically Black educational institution in North Carolina, has signed an agreement to enhance its cooperation with the U.S. Coast Guard. The Coast Guard operates a base and air station in Elizabeth City.
Under the new agreement, the university will offer educational opportunities for Coast Guard members and their families. The Coast Guard will increase its efforts to recruit the university’s students into its officer training corps and will offer scholarships for students under the Coast Guard College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative.
The university and the Coast Guard will also cooperate on research projects. The Coast Guard has agreed to support university academic programs in such areas as aviation technology.