Gorgas Scholarship Competition

2023 Gorgas Scholarship Competition & Alabama Science Scholar Search

Deadline for receipt of electronic paper entry: Monday December 31st, 2022

Applications for the 2023 competition may be submitted directly to the Chair, Dr. Ellen Buckner. Deadline for receipt of electronic scientific paper is Monday, December 31st 2022.  Send to ebbuckner@gmail.com and gorgasscholarshipcompetition@gmail.com and include Gorgas in Subject line.  Receipt will be acknowledged. Finalists will present their scientific research on March 10, 2023 [Format in-person] at Samford University, in Birmingham, Alabama.

Complete application materials may be sent one week later by January 7th. Register at link below. Official transcript should be sent by electronic service or email directly from the school.  Letters of recommendation, page 1 of application, and Statement of Outside Assistance, Supervising Scientist Form (if required), and Human/Vertebrate Animal approvals (if required), should be sent electronically by email as attachments. No materials should be sent in paper copy. In subject line, use Gorgas, ID what document type (ex SOA LOR, Transcript) and student last name to:
gorgasscholarshipcompetition@gmail.com or ebbuckner@gmail.com

 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, including the current year AJAS paper competition. Gorgas Scholars are High School Seniors only. They 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. 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. For questions, contact the Gorgas Chair, Dr. Buckner, by email at  ebbuckner@gmail.com or (205) 910-9877, or Dr. Mark Jones, AJAS State Director jonesmt@troup.org.

Submission Checklist:  (print as required)

Scientific Paper (Email attachment to Dr. Buckner, Required) __________
Register here :Contact information & Signed statement of Adherence to Entry Rules (Required) __________
Teacher/Sponsor Recommendation Form (1-Required) __________
High School Transcript sent directly to Dr. Buckner from school electronically (Required)       __________
Supervising Scientist Form (As indicated)        __________
Additional Approval Forms Animals and Tissue (As indicated)          __________
Additional Approval Forms Human Participants (As indicated) __________
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Must read Gorgas-Research-Report-Instructions Science-Scholar-Search
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