Gorgas Scholarship Competition


Gorgas Scholarship Competition


Deadline for receipt of electronic entry is

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Applications for the 2017 competition may be submitted directly to the Chair, Dr. Ellen Buckner. Deadline for receipt of electronic entry is Wednesday, December 21, 2016. Send to ebbuckner@gmail.com with Gorgas on Subject Line 

Note, you may also contact Dr. Buckner below if needed.

Gorgas Application and transcript should be mailed by Friday, January 6 (postmark) to Dr. Ellen Buckner, CHS 1506, Samford University, 800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, AL, 35229.  NOTE: These are earlier dates due to earlier State Competition.  Final judging will be held at the University of South Alabama, Mobile, on Thursday-Friday, February 23-24, 2017. This competition is for High School Seniors only. See complete information and entry instructions available after September 1 and located on the website at www.GorgasScholar.org   


Entrants must have a scientific paper describing original research or project.  Scientific work may have been done in conjunction with a summer science program or year-round supervised work. It may have been presented at other science fairs or paper competitions. Gorgas Scholars compete for over $10,000 in Scholarships and most Alabama Colleges and Universities offer additional scholarships.

          The Gorgas Scholarship Program is named for General William Crawford Gorgas, the Alabama physician who conquered yellow fever in the Panama Canal Zone and later became the Surgeon General of the United States Army. The purposes of the Gorgas competition are to promote interest in science and to aid in the education of promising students.

          The Alabama Science Scholar Search and Gorgas Scholarship Competition is a program of the Alabama Academy of Science and the Alabama Power Foundation. For questions, contact:

Dr. Buckner, Chair, at ebbuckner@gmail.com or (251) 445-9449, (205) 910-9877, or      Dr. Mark Jones, AJAS State Director  mtjones@auburnschools.org.


Required  Register for GORGAS State Meeting online
Required Gorgas Entry Form-Page 1 Contact Information (Submit by email)
Required Gorgas Entry Form Science Scholar Search 2016 (submit by regular mail, original signature)
Must read Gorgas Entry Rules Science Scholar Search 2017
Must Read Gorgas Research Report InstructionsScience Scholar Search 2016 (submit report by email)
FYI Gorgas Science Scholars Additional Scholarships Offered revised 11-17-16
FYI Gorgas Final Competition & Awards Science Scholar Search 2016
FYI-Video Tips from a Gorgas Winner
FYI 2015 Gorgas Press Release Final Public Version