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Serving Gulf Coast State College for over 45 years.


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In their words…..

Kids college“So excited about the students that will be a part of Kid’s College thanks to the generosity of the Foundation”.  Kelli Ferns, GCSC Kid’s College


“Words cannot express my gratitude. This (scholarship) award is much needed and will be applied wisely to the continuing of my education.” Veronica, Scholarship Recipient

“Thank you so much for the scholarship for me to complete my college education. It was truly a blessing!”  Destiny, Scholarship Recipient

Trio“We appreciate the support and funding from the GCSC Foundation for the TRiO Mentoring pilot project. Because of your support, we have been able to develope a program to help our students become more competent in technology.”  Melissa Pinero, Glenda Chisolm, and Glenda Wood, TRiO Program Administrators.

“I cannot thank the Foundation enough for supporting the learning environment at GCSC. Our students were able to to witness firsthand what it must be like to discover fossils in the field.”  Dr. Linda Fitzhugh, Professor-Natural Sciences Division

It is a big boost to your confidence to have someone else believe in you enough to grant you a scholarship”  Steven, Scholarship Recipient

Lavender headshotI met with my financial advisor and realized that I could name the Foundation as a beneficiary on a life insurance policy. I felt this would be a great way for me to give upon my death. I could basically give after my time is done.”  Dr. Melissa Lavender, GCSC Vice President-Student Affairs

“The scholarship’s financial benefit will be seen as a blessing as well. It can help me purchase some needed materials to ensure my success…”  Heather, Scholarship Recipient

“Have you been to the Military Park at Gulf Coast State College? If you haven’t’ stopped to see it, please do. It is beautiful, serene and humbling.”  Gloria Skinner, Military Park Patron

Irene d Toske Picture “Ms. Irene Toske was a long-time resident of Bay County and married for 42 years to Mr. Willard Toske. Ms. Toske’s generous gift has established an endowed scholarship that will uphold Ms. Toske’s belief and will enable students to receive an education to contribute to improving the human condition in perpetuity.”  The Irene Toske Charitable Estate

School is re-energizing my entire life, and I embrace the opportunity to be a great role model for my children. This scholarship will be nothing short of a blessing, in lieu of my financial status at this time.”  Alton, Scholarship Recipient

Become a Foundation member today. Memberships enhance and support the Gulf Coast State College Foundation’s mission to provide scholarship opportunities and program support for students attending or planning to attend Gulf Coast State College.

Become a Foundation donor today.  All donations made to the Foundation directly impact the lives of students attending Gulf Coast State College. The Foundation offers plans in areas such as scholarship endowments, temporary scholarship funds, program support, program endowments and planned giving.

For more information on how you can help Gulf Coast State College, please contact the Foundation today at (850) 872-3815 or (850) 872-3810.