Dear Gulf Coast Technology Council member,

Last year’s GCTC Scholarship Fund was certainly a success. Your contributions to the fund made it possible for five students to receive scholarships toward their education in technology-focused fields. When you talk with last year’s recipients, you quickly understand how valuable these scholarships were to their education.

This year we need to do even better. Excitement is proliferating on many levels in Mobile. The GCTC is growing in membership and participation. To help us to achieve our purpose as an organization, we need our members to carefully consider their contributions toward this year’s scholarship fund.

The purpose of the GCTC Scholarship Fund is to foster the education of students attending Mobile area colleges and universities who are majoring in fields related to technology and to keep that talent in Mobile for years to come. There are deserving applicants that need our help. Please thoughtfully consider being a part of this important program within the GCTC.

The contribution form for the fund as well as the student application form is below. Please send your commitment for contributions or application for scholarship no later than October 28, 2016. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

With Grateful Appreciation,

John Strope
Dogwood Productions
Phone: 251-476-0858

Interested in contributing to the GCTC Scholarship Fund? Click here for the sponsorship form.

Click here for the 2016-2017 GCTC Scholarship Application

2016 Scholarship Fund Sponsors

Pilot Catastrophe Services, Inc is a valuable partner when catastrophe strikes. As a leader in the catastrophe adjusting industry, Pilot provides substantial logistical, operational and administrative resources. Since 1983, Walter Pilot’s principles have guided Pilot’s growth. He set strict standards for professional competency and ethics for all employees. Pilot works to find innovative ways to handle the ever-changing demands of this industry.

Esfeller BW

Esfeller Construction serves the Mobile and Gulf Coast area as a major dirt supplier for road construction and industrial projects. Able to handle diversified needs, Esfeller has grown since their inception in 1979 and now employs 100 Gulf Coast citizens.


MCG Business Solutions consists of an exceptional team using technology to shape exceptional business. Its goal is to ensure its clients can focus on their core business while they ensure the IT Systems are running efficiently, reliable and cost effective.

Remington College is a non-profit, accredited career training school focused on the needs of students who are ready to make a change. Its programs are expected to be in demand by local employers and were created to help students gain a personal understanding of their field.

Meador Warehousing & Distribution, Inc.

Meador Warehousing & Distribution, Inc. is a warehousing, logistics and management services company operating over 500,00 sq. ft. of public warehouse in Mobile, AL. Meador Warehouse manages a specially designed Hazardous Materials Storage, 5 acres of fenced, rail-served area for commodity transloading, and warehouse spaces in three different locations, all less than 5 mails from I-10 and I-65.

PRISM Systems

Prism Systems is at the forefront of implementing advanced technology and world-class solutions in the industrial, marine, manufacturing, and IT markets. Using the latest advances in technology, Prism Systems satisfies their customers’ requirements for independent expertise and turn-key responsibility.

Southern Light

Southern Light is the Gulf Coast’s leading provider of fiber optic networks and high-capacity transport solutions. The Mobile-based fiber optic network announced its  network expanded to 5,000 plus miles. It also offers data center services with a newly constructed colocation facility located on the main campus of the University of South Alabama.

ASM Recycling

Bay Steel

Logical Communications Systems, Inc.

Oil Recovery

Rural Sourcing Inc.

Sirius Technical Services

Star Services

The UPS Store-Schillinger Road

Scholarship Sponsors