High School Seniors

The Foundation welcomes high school seniors who have been accepted into Gulf Coast State College to apply for scholarships. Last year over 200 high school seniors were selected for Foundation scholarships. All applicants must have a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher. High school scholarship applicants must have completed and submitted a Gulf Coast State College admissions application and received acknowledgment of acceptance from the College. This includes all “dual-enrolled” students who are currently attending Gulf Coast State College.


Each year, the Foundation awards 10-15 high school honors scholarships to seniors attending school in the Gulf Coast State College service district of Bay, Gulf and Franklin counties. Any senior can apply for the high school honors scholarship; however, preference and primary consideration will given to seniors who have exceptional weighted grade point averages and graduating from one of the following schools or programs:

A. Crawford Mosley High School, Bay High School, Bay Virtual School, Deane Bozeman School, Franklin County School, J.R. Arnold High School, North Bay Haven Charter Academy, Port St. Joe High School, Rutherford High School, and Wewahitchka High School.

High School Honors scholarship recipients are selected by a committee comprised of faculty and staff of Gulf Coast State College. All applications are reviewed, scored, and ranked. Selections are made based on the ranking. The scoring committee will not pre-designate scholarship slots to every school. Since the selection is based on rankings and applicant qualifications, the number of recipients chosen from any one school may vary.


The Foundation will make all reasonable attempts to recognize scholarship recipients who are graduating high school seniors. However due to the March 15th application deadline, the selection of recipients may not become official before a high school’s senior recognition or graduation ceremonies. The Foundation reserves the right to recognize a high school senior as “a potential scholarship nominee” for recognition purposes; however, please note the nominee may or may not be officially selected by the scholarship committee. The Foundation will not be responsible for any announcements, recognition, or award claims generated by a high school (prior to the official awarding of scholarships) unless pre-approved by the Foundation.