gulf scholars programThe Gulf Scholars Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB-GSP) is designed to provide select Honors College undergraduate students the opportunity to develop critical thinking and civic engagement skills with a focus on challenges facing the Gulf Coast region in the United States. The UAB-GSP will develop an annual cadre of students that will ultimately contribute to the well-being of the Gulf Coast states that face a variety of threats including for example, tropical storms, increased precipitation, harmful algal blooms, and increasing temperatures. This will be explored in the context of at-risk communities facing a number of additional challenges where resources are limited and social factors, some long-running, impact their ability to adequately prepare for, respond to, and recover from such threats. The UAB-GSP will immerse students in selected courses and interactions designed to provide scholars the background, training, education, and tools to implement robust community-oriented projects oriented towards selected Gulf Coast challenges.

Funded by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, the Gulf Scholars Program supports Gulf of Mexico region colleges and universities in preparing undergraduate students as the next generation to address critical challenges in the region related to the focus areas of the Gulf Research Program – community health and resilience, environmental protection and stewardship, and offshore energy safety.

Want to become a Gulf Scholar?

Any UAB Honors College undergraduate student (sophomores and above) may apply! The next application cycle will open in Spring 2024. Please stay tuned for more details.

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