MARK LANDRY SCHOLARSHIP
Offering scholarships to motivated individuals wanting to learn new skills or advance existing skills in order to launch an exciting career in the shipbuilding and repair industry.
Established April 4, 2013, the Mark Landry Memorial Scholarship honors Mark Landry (1963-2012) of Biloxi, Mississippi who served as the Workforce Development Director at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Representing his institution, Mr. Landry was a strong supporter of the Gulf States Shipbuilders Consortium (GSSC) and had a cooperative spirit and a true understanding of the value of partnerships as they related to workforce development. His career in workforce development impacted the lives of countless students and adults.
The Mark Landry Memorial Scholarship assists motivated students graduating from the Ingalls Career Academy and seeking to learn new skills or upgrade existing skills needed to launch a career in the shipbuilding and repair industry. Each year, GSSC provides scholarships to selected recipients to be used toward tuition and fees at accredited colleges, universities, or approved training providers located in a Gulf Coast state (i.e., Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas).
To be considered for this scholarship, you must
Be a two-year Career Academy completer.
Earn a high school diploma with a 2.5 overall grade point average.
Have demonstrated leadership or evidence of community service/ extracurricular activities.
Provide a letter of recommendation from a Career/Technical Education director or instructor.
Be planning to enroll or enrolled in a course of study or training program that will, at a minimum, award a certification and prepare you to launch a career in the shipbuilding and repair industry.
Plan to attend or currently attend an educational institution or approved training provider located in a Gulf Coast state.
Complete the online Scholarship Application
Prior to submission of the Scholarship Application, upload the following to the online Scholarship Application:
Scholarships are awarded through a competitive review process. Applications will be judged using the following criteria:
Completed Application Package
Letter of Recommendation
Demonstrated leadership of evidence of community service/extracurricular activities
Interest in a Career in Shipbuilding and Repair
The Mark Landry Memorial Scholarship is funded with proceeds from GSSC’s annual Golf Classic and individual donations. Each academic year, two eligible applicants are selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship for tuition and fees paid directly to each recipient’s selected academic institution or approved training provider by the Gulf States Shipbuilders Consortium.*
The submission deadline for completed applications is April 1.
*Scholarships are non-transferable. Unclaimed awards will be returned to GSSC for redistribution.