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Current and Returning Students

The Application Process Tutorial 020717Current and returning students who are enrolled (or previously enrolled) at GCSC are eligible to apply for Foundation scholarships. The Foundation’s general application is available anytime. Details on specific scholarship application periods are noted below.

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REQUIRED APPLICATION STEPS

STEP 1 (Optional): (Financial Aid) You may apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.gulfcoast.edu or www.fafsa.gov . The GCSC school code is 001490.

STEP 2: Using your myGCSC portal login, go to Lighthouse and log in.

STEP 3: (Scholarships) Locate the scholarship application link in your “student” tab or “financial aid” tab. Please note: the application link will be available in the financial aid tab if an applicant has applied for financial aid using FAFSA. 

STEP 4: Log-in to Academic Works and apply for Foundation scholarships.

    
 

 DEADLINE FOR APPLYING

Unless otherwise indicated, the Foundation’s general scholarship period is from January 1st through April 15th.  Scholarships with automatic consideration do not require an additional application.

General Foundation Scholarships: (Committee Select) The priority deadline for applying for the Foundation’s general endowed scholarships is April 15thPlease note there may be a few select scholarships that have application due dates past April 15th. You will be able to make the determination by reviewing the guidelines for a specific scholarship.

Foundation Departmental Scholarships: (Faculty Select) These scholarships are selected by members of the College’s faculty or staff.  The responsibility for setting priority application deadlines rests with the GCSC department in charge of selecting a recipient or recipients.

Foundation Community or Organizational Scholarships: (Donor Select) These scholarships are selected by members of the community. The responsibility for setting priority application deadlines rests with the individual or group in charge of selecting a recipient or recipients.

All general Foundation scholarship recipients are selected by a committee comprised of faculty and staff of GCSC.  All applications are reviewed, scored, and ranked. Selections are made based on the ranking.  The Foundation’s scoring committee reserves the right to select as many qualified candidates as deemed necessary.