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ECBGFC Destin for Success is a scholarship program designed to encourage art students to follow their dreams.  The Emerald Coast Big Game Fishing Club established the Destin for Success program in efforts to award scholarships to art students of Okaloosa and Walton County.  Annual scholarships will be awarded to the Top Five students who compete for the money by meeting the criteria and submitting their marine artwork.  Winners will be determined by votes from the ECBGFC Team, Members, and social media.    

The artwork of the Top Five Scholarship Winners will be silent auctioned at the Sportsman's Ball.  A portion of the proceeds will be given directly to the art program of the high school that each artist attended. 


August 12, 2023

2022 Scholarship Winners


Funds will be raised throughout the year by generous donations from you.  We will also have specific raffle and silent auction items at our tournaments and events to directly support this cause.  Scholarships will be awarded to the Top Five Winners at the end of the year during the Sportsman's Ball on September 16, 2023. 


Students must meet the following criteria to qualify for this opportunity.   

  • Must be a junior or senior of the current year. 

  • Attend a High School in the Okaloosa or Walton County School District.

  • Maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher. 

  • Download, complete, and turn in the application by mail or email.  

  • Two letters of recommendation are required.  

  • Submit your artwork design.  Must be a marine design that includes, but not limited to, one or more of the following ideas: Pelagic species of the Gulf of Mexico, sportfish or center console boat, fishing lures or tackle, marine, offshore, or underwater scene, oil rig, fisherman, and/or other sea life.  Artwork can be any size under 48x48 inches.   

  • Application, Letters of Recommendation, and Artwork must be in the possession of ECBGFC by August 25, 2023 to qualify.  Please make arrangements with Crystal LaFosse to turn in your artwork before the deadline.  337-802-5525 or


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Thank you for your support and generosity!

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