Gulf Coast State College Foundation scholarships are offered annually for high school seniors and college students, as well as adults. Scholarships are for students who are attending or planning to attend Gulf Coast State College in the fall, spring or summer. Most scholarships are for one year. Each scholarship may have its own eligibility requirements, but there is only one common application to complete.
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 the common 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, and New 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 (@my.gulfcoast.edu). 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 and Returning GCSC 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 www.gulfcoast.edu and log in to the myGCSC portal and locate the “Foundation Scholarship” link.
Step 5: Complete the Foundation’s common scholarship application and submit.