Writing Lab

The Gulf Coast State College Foundation has an established relationship with the College’s Writing and Reading Lab. Any scholarship applicant can use the Lab’s tutorial resources to help with writing answers to the application essay questions. The Lab’s staff will assist in helping applicants with composition development, organization, mechanics, editing, grammar and punctuation. All of this is free of charge.

It is important to noted that over 60% of a scholarship application’s score comes from the answers to the essay questions. The Lab’s services are free and open to all scholarship applicants – even high school students. The College’s Writing and Reading Lab is located in the Rosenwald Classroom Building in rooms 108 and 110. No appointments are necessary; however, lab hours and tutor availability may vary. If you have questions, please contact the Lab at [email protected] or (850) 769-1551 ext. 1022.

Application Questions

The Foundation’s general application will have two essays that need to be completed. These are requirements in order to be considered for a scholarship. Here are the 2021-2022 general application questions:

  1. In 500 words or less, what does it mean to be a good student in the classroom and in the community?
  2. In 250 words or less, tell the committee why you decided to attend Gulf Coast State College?

There is also a summer application designed for students who want to take summer 2021 classes. Here are the summer application essay questions:

  1. Why are you attending summer sessions?
  2. In 250 words or less: why do want to received a college education?