Employee Tuition Assistance











The application period of 2019-20 has passed.  Please visit us again in mid-September 2020-21 for scholarship application availability. 


The Bay Education Foundation Employee Tuition Assistance program is available to all district employees who are pursuing degrees or certifications that benefit Bay District Schools.  For example, a Master’s Degree in Reading clearly benefits Bay District Schools.  Preference is given to applicants who are attending BEACON Learning Center Professional Development Certification Program*, Gulf Coast State College, or Florida State University-Panama City; however, consideration will be given to other post-secondary institutions IF those programs are not available through GCSC or FSU-PC.  Additional points will be given those who are:

  • Pursuing a degree/certification in a critical shortage area, AND/OR
  • Pursuing a degree that keeps them in the classroom, AND
  • Members of the Bay Education Foundation.

You qualify you must:


1. Be a full-time employee of Bay District Schools (including charter schools). (Employees who work at least 28.75 hours per week may apply for a waiver of this requirement.) 

2. Complete the application and write the required essays, making sure to answer each question.

3. To qualify for a scholarship, you must be ADMITTED AND ENROLLED in a degree program that is beneficial to Bay District Schools. 

4. Submit all information to the Bay Education Foundation office at 1311 Balboa Avenue, Panama City, FL no later than October 31, 2019.


* If you are applying for a scholarship to Beacon's Alternative Certification program, You MUST be actively enrolled in at least ONE Beacon Professional Development Certification Program class to qualify for the scholarship.  At this time, Beacon Learning Center scholarships are limited to the Professional Development Certification Program. 







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Panama City, Florida


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