While many companies talk about supporting our troops, Gold Coast has quietly helped local veterans by providing free education to help them re-enter civilian life and the work force after military service.  Since creating a veteran’s scholarship program in 2012, Gold Coast Schools has helped more than 92 local veterans by providing more than $52,000 in real estate and insurance courses for free.

The scholarship was created by Gold Coast owners John and Jim Greer, both veterans of the United States Air Force, as a way to give back to those who have made incredible sacrifices to protect the freedoms of this great country.  “These men and women deserve a hero’s welcome for their service.  They give so much and receive very little in return.  The least we can do is help them start a new career through our veteran’s scholarship program” said John Greer.  Jim Greer noted that “my wife and I both served in the Air Force, and it’s an honor to be able to give back to other vets.”

Recipients of the Gold Coast veteran’s scholarship program explain how it has helped them:

This scholarship has allowed me to start working in an industry where drive and dedication determines the end result. I am able to spend more time with my family, it is almost like making up for lost time, deployments and all. Real estate is entrepreneurial by definition and I wake up every day with a purpose.”

– Jason Keating, United State Marine Corps

“Gold Coast’s veteran’s scholarship made it possible for me to begin my real estate career. I have nothing but positive things to say about my experience as a whole. From the moment I first made contact all the way through to the completion of the course, I had nothing but total support from everyone involved. This service and support that you [Gold Coast Schools] offer for veterans is rare these days and I want you to know how appreciative my family and I are for everything you’ve done. I think it’s an absolutely wonderful thing that you’re doing. Truly a class act. Thank you for everything.”

-Timothy Mandala, Army National Guard

“Gold Coast is a great American real estate school for veterans. They give you the opportunity to find another career path. I am very grateful to the school to enable me to achieve the real estate skills and education to be successful. Please continue to help others like me in their pursuit of a second chance after we served our great nation.”

-Alex Cano, United States Army

To learn more about Gold Coast School’s veteran’s scholarship, visit the community involvement section found here, or contact a helpful Career Counselor at 1-800-732-9140.  With 5 South Florida locations from Lantana to Doral, you are also welcome to stop by a location near you to discover how to get started today.