$70,000 in college scholarships available for students

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Thousands of dollars in scholarships are available for South Mississippi students, but you only have a few weeks left to apply. The Gulf Coast Community Foundation will award 30 different scholarships totaling about $70,000.

The amount varies from $500 to $8,000.  The criteria will depend on which scholarship you choose. It's available to high school seniors, current college students, or returning students.

"We want to let them know that this opportunity is here. These scholarships have been funded by people in the community that are trying to make it easier for children or adults who want to get additional access to additional educational opportunities," said Lauren Williams, Director of Development and Compliance for the foundation.

The deadline to apply is April 15th. The scholarships will be awarded in early May. Learn more at http://www.mgccf.org

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