Military

It is commonly believed that a chief benefit of serving in the U.S. Military is the opportunity to obtain a college education. Yet too often benefits such as tuition assistance and housing allowance, fall short of meeting all the financial needs of aspiring active duty, veteran, and dependent spouses. Unforeseen events, like a spouse’s loss of income or the cost of home repair, often make it impossible for a student to stay in school. Please help the Gulf Coast State College and the Gulf Coast State College Foundation provide an exceptional education experience for our heroes so that they may realize the American Dream so many of them fought to preserve.


Thanks A Million Campaign. In many cases, federal and state governments cannot keep pace with the cost of education.  Due to these shortfalls, our military students are asked to pay for a portion of their education “out of pocket”. Proceeds from this campaign will used to help offset the cost of education for our active duty and veteran military students.  Our military students have given their all for you; now it is time to give back. 


The Military Park. Gulf Coast State College invites you to become a sponsor of the Gulf Coast State College Military Park which honors all branches of the Armed Forces: Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and the Coast Guard, and all of those who serve within those branches in the Reserves, National Guard and Merchant Marines.The Military Park is a place for remembrance, honor, and reflection. It provides a constant reminder of those who have served and are currently serving our country. All proceeds from the sale of bricks, plaques, and markers go the Military Park Veterans Affairs program fund at Gulf Coast State College. To place an order, please complete an order form and return it to Lori Eldridge at [email protected]. For questions, please call Lori at (850) 769-1551 x-6010.