Application Steps

In order to be eligible to apply for a Foundation scholarship, an applicant must be officially accepted into Gulf Coast State College. Why? Applicant data (name, address, major etc.) is uploaded from the College into a scholarship application. If an applicant is not officially accepted, data will not appear on the application and it will be voided. Applicants must also have access to myGCSC and have an active Gulf Coast State College email account.

High School Seniors, Dual Enrolled Seniors, New and Returning GCSC Students:

Step 1: Apply for and be accepted into Gulf Coast State College. An applicant should have an assigned Gulf Coast State College student ID number beginning with an “A” (i.e. A00123456).

Step 2: Set up (or have an active) MyGCSC portal log-in and Gulf Coast State College email account ( If you need assistance with your setup or activation, please contact the GCSC IT Help Desk at (850) 913-3303.

Continue to Step 3.

Current Gulf Coast State College Students:

Step 3: (Optional) Consider applying for financial aid via the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Gulf Coast State College school code is 001490.

Step 4: Go to and log in to myGCSC and locate the “Foundation Scholarship” link.

Step 5: Complete the Foundation’s general scholarship application and submit.


Please contact Dunkin McLane at (850) 872-3810 / [email protected] or Kara Gray at (850) 872-3862 / [email protected]