Scholarships open on Thursday, December 1, 2022 and close on February 28, 2023.
The GCCF Scholarship cycle opens December 1st and closes February 28th of each year.*
(*Exception: The Hollie Gonsoulin Memorial Scholarship opens December 1st and closes January 31st of each year.)
Career Women’s Club Scholarship Fund
The Career Women’s Club Scholarship Fund was established in January 1996 to provide scholarship assistance to a “non-traditional student” anticipating a career track curriculum. A “non-traditional student” is defined as someone who did not pursue further education immediately after high school. The applicant must have been a resident of Harrison, Hancock, Jackson, Stone or George Counties for at least three years, and must provide evidence of financial need. Applicant must attend any campus of MS Gulf Coast Community College and may be a current student at MGCCC in good standing.
Hollie Gonsoulin Memorial Scholarship
The Hollie Gonsoulin Memorial Scholarship was established in 2018 to commemorate D’Iberville High School student Hollie Gonsoulin who passed away in 2014. The scholarship will provide a D’Iberville and Biloxi High School dance team member with $5,000 each to go towards their college education. Also, the scholarship will award a member of the D’Iberville and Biloxi High School cheer leading teams with a $5,000 scholarship. There is no ACT minimum requirement, but rather, scholarship recipients must display strong leadership qualities and community involvement. *This scholarship cycle will be open to application on December 1 and close on January 31.
Mary & Gene Levens Scholarship Fund
The Mary & Gene Levens Scholarship Fund was established in January 2000 to recognize the importance the Levens placed on a college education for their nine children. It is their desire to award scholarships to individuals interested in pursuing degrees in areas similar to their careers and those of their children, namely accounting, engineering, health care, insurance and other business related fields.
Lawrence and Lucimarian Roberts Scholarship Fund
The Lawrence & Lucimarian Roberts Helpline Scholarship Fund was established in July 2002 to help individuals further their education in human service professions such as psychology, counseling, social work, or other majors in the behavioral health and science field. Applicant must be currently enrolled in a two or four-year College or university in the State of MS or a high school senior who is planning on attending a two or four-year College or university in the State of MS. The applicant should have an overall grade point average of at least 2.5 (based on a 4.0 scale) from a state or private college or university or from a public or private high school. The individual must have family residency in Harrison, Hancock, Pearl River or Stone County.
Harold and Mary W. Perlman Scholarship Fund
The Harold & Mary Perlman Scholarship Fund was established in November 2006, in memory of Harold and Mary Perlman. Mr. and Mrs. Perlman were both educators along the MS Gulf Coast. The purpose of the award is to provide assistance for College, Junior College or Graduate school students that plan to attend or are currently attending William Carey College, University of Southern Mississippi or any campus of the MS Gulf Coast Community College. She/he should have an overall grade point average of at least 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale). The individual must have family residency in Harrison, Hancock, Jackson or Stone County and provide evidence of financial need. The applicant must participate in extra- curricular and/or community activities. Three references are required.
Rotary Club of Biloxi Scholarship Fund
The Rotary Club of Biloxi Scholarship Fund was established in June 1999. This scholarship is funded by the Rotary Club of Biloxi for the purpose of according scholarship assistance to a graduating senior of Biloxi High School, St. Patrick Catholic High School, D’Iberville High School, or the Mississippi School of Math and Science, or a home school senior student, registered with the County Attendance Office and whose parent or legal guardian resides in Biloxi.
Rotary Club of Gulfport Scholarship Endowment Fund
The Rotary Club of Gulfport Scholarship Endowment Fund is funded by the Rotary Club of Gulfport and was established in February 1997, for the purpose of providing scholarship assistance to graduating senior of Gulfport High School, St. Patrick Catholic High School, West Harrison High School and Harrison Central High School in recognition of their academic accomplishments.
Applicants must be a resident of the City of Gulfport.
Jack A. Wilson Engineering Scholarship Fund
The Jack A. Wilson Engineering Scholarship Fund was established in December 2001, by Ms. Gertrude A. Wilson through the Gulf Coast Community Foundation to honor Mr. Wilson. The purpose of the fund is to award a scholarship for a College, Junior College, or Graduate school students entering their third or more years of engineering education. Applicants must be a resident of Jackson, Harrison or Hancock Counties.
The GCCF’s online Scholarship portal opens December 1st and closes February 28th annually.*
(*Exception: The Hollie Gonsoulin Memorial Scholarship cycle is December 1st through January 31st.)
The following scholarships are also distributed annually, thanks to our very generous donors:
Dorothy Eaton Scholarship for Performing Arts
The Dorothy Eaton Scholarship for Performing Arts Scholarship was established in December 1995 in honor of Dorothy M. Eaton and her many contributions to public education and community life in the City of Gulfport, Dorothy had a special interest in the performing arts and theater community.
This fund awards a scholarship annually to a graduating senior in the performing arts at Gulfport High School. Grants awarded by Gulfport High School.
James S. Eaton Scholarship Fund
The James S. Eaton Scholarship Fund was established in November 1994 as a memorial to Mr. James S. Eaton in recognition of his many contributions to public education in the City of Gulfport, and his distinguished service on Gulfport School Board. This fund awards a scholarship annually to the valedictorian of the graduating class at Gulfport High School. Grants awarded by Gulfport High School.
Gulfport Gridiron Club Scholarship Fund
The Gulfport Gridiron Club Scholarship Fund was established in May 1993 this award recognizes a graduating senior who exhibits exceptional high school athletic performance and shows dedication, commitment and the willingness to perform to the best of their ability. Some preference is given, but not limited, to football players. Student must show financial needs. Applications are available through the Athletic Directors and Head Coaches of schools located in Harrison, Hancock and Jackson counties.
Ross Langston Sports Medicine Scholarship Fund
The Ross Langston Sports Medicine Scholarship Fund was established in August 1989. Scholarships will be awarded to Harrison, Hancock or Jackson County residents who are high school seniors or students engaged in undergraduate programs requiring four years for a baccalaureate degree.
The scholarship is awarded to honor the 30+ years of service Langston gave in caring for the medical needs of young athletes across the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Applicants must be or plan to be enrolled in an NATA-approved curriculum program or other sports medicine related program and intend to pursue a profession in a field of Sports Medicine or other medically related fields. Recipients must maintain a 2.5 GPA throughout their undergraduate years.
Applications are available through the Athletic Directors and Head Coaches of schools located in Harrison, Hancock and Jackson counties.
The Michael Mixon Memorial Scholarship
The Michael Mixon Memorial Scholarship was established in July 2011. Mr. Mixon was Valedictorian Biloxi High School class of 1986. He was a graduate of Georgia Tech where he received his degree in Chemical Engineering and also received a degree in Biology. Mr. Mixon completed his Master’s Degree requirements in Bio-Chemical Engineering at the Baylor School of Medicine and he pursued a Doctoral Degree where he was involved in Breast Cancer Research. The award will be granted to a graduating senior from Biloxi High School who understands and exemplifies the belief system that Michael Mixon himself purported: aspire to excellence, but be yourself. The quality we’re seeking in the recipient is the drive for fulfillment in work and life through hard work, but never to lose sight of who you are and what you believe. Applicants must complete an essay on the importance of individuality. The essay must be no less than 500 words, typed and submitted in printed form to the Biloxi High School Career Center.
Jeremiah J. and Annette S. O’Keefe Scholarship Fund
The Jeremiah J. and Annette S. O’Keefe Scholarship Fund was established in July 1997 as a tribute to the founders and primary benefactors of the O’Keefe Foundation. The fund awards annually a scholarship to a deserving student at St. Patrick Catholic High School, (Jeremiah J. O’Keefe, Sr.) and also a scholarship to a deserving student at Ocean Springs High School, (Annette S. O’Keefe). Grants awarded by St. Patrick Catholic High School and Ocean Springs High School. Contact a counselor at St. Patrick Catholic High School at www.stpatrickhighschool.net or Ocean Springs High School at www.ossdms.org for an application.
Kevin L. Rayburn Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Kevin L. Rayburn Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in November 2004 to award scholarships to a graduating senior from the Stone High School Band Drum Line with good moral and Christian character. The scholarship is also available to graduating seniors who are members of the Ebenezer Baptist Church or children of members of the Ebenezer Baptist Church. Grants are awarded by Stone High School Band Director and Ebenezer Baptist Church Pastor.
Eileen S. and Earl C. Whittemore Fund
The Eileen S. & Earl C. Whittemore, Jr. Scholarship was established in December 2008. The fund is to provide an annual scholarship to a nurse enrolled in an accredited nurse practitioner program. Scholarship recipient must be a resident of Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Pearl River, Stone or George County. The Whittemore Fund is awarded by the Mississippi Nurses Foundation.