Scholarship Listing

Please click on this link for our comprehensive scholarship opportunity listing for applicants, prospective applicants, and the public. This listing will give you an idea of the number of scholarship opportunities the Foundation has available. To receive a Foundation scholarship, all recipients first must be admitted into Gulf Coast State College and have completed the Foundation’s general scholarship application.


Donor Requested Applications or Other Information – External

The Foundation does have donors and donor organizations who have their own application and selection process. Noted below is a list of scholarships that require external applications to be submitted by individuals who would like to be considered.

Applicants are not required to have a Foundation scholarship application on file to be considered.


Optimist Club of the Beaches – Selection will be made the Optimist Club of the Beaches scholarship selection committee. Qualified applicants must complete the OCOTB application to be considered. The Foundation’s Board of Directors determines the award amount each year. Gulf Coast State College recipients will be asked to complete the Foundation’s general scholarship application. To apply for the scholarship, please click here – APPLICATION


Judith Buhat Hamner Endowed Scholarship – Selection will be made by the Donor with assistance from the Filipino American Association of Bay County. Qualified applicants must complete the Donor’s application in order to be considered. Preference will be given to students who are of Filipino descent and are active members (individual or family) of the Filipino American Association of Bay County; who are attending or planning to attend Gulf Coast State College or Florida State University/Panama City; and who have a GPA of 2.0 or higher. The Foundation’s Board of Directors determines the award amount each year. Gulf Coast State College recipients will be asked to complete the Foundation’s general scholarship application. To apply for the scholarship, please click here- APPLICATION


Emerald Coast First Responders Association Scholarship – Selection will be made by the Emerald Coast First Responders Association. Qualified applicants must complete the Donor’s application to be considered. Preference will be given to students attending Gulf Coast State College who will be participants in a first responder program and to students attending Gulf Coast who currently are employed as a first responder who will be participating in academic classes. The Foundation’s Board of Directors will determine the award amount each year. Gulf Coast State College recipients will be asked to complete the Foundation’s general scholarship application. To apply for the scholarship, please click here – APPLICATION


Stephen Goodson Memorial Scholarship Award – Selection will be made by a Donor Representative. Qualified applicants must complete the Foundation’s scholarship application and answer an essay question. Applicants must have obtained 50 or more community service hours and submit an essay (500 words or less) on the following topic: Describe what it means to serve others/their community along with an example of how the applicant has served others/their community. Please send all essays to [email protected].