Gorgas Scholarship Competition

2018 Gorgas Scholarship Competition

& Alabama Science Scholar Search

Deadline for receipt of electronic entry is

Friday January 12, 2018

Applications for the 2018 competition may be submitted directly to the Chair, Dr. Ellen Buckner. Deadline for receipt of electronic entry is Friday, January 12, 2018.  Send to ebbuckner@gmail.com and include Gorgas in Subject line. Receipt will be acknowledged.

Gorgas complete application, letters, forms, and sealed transcript should be mailed by Friday, January 12 (postmark) to Dr. Ellen Buckner, Room CHS 1561C, School of Nursing, Samford University, 800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, AL, 35229.  Final judging will be held at the Samford University, Birmingham, on Thursday-Friday, March 15-16, 2018. This competition is for High School Seniors only. See complete information and entry instructions located on the website at www.GorgasScholar.org or http://alabamajunioracademyofscience.org/home/gorgas-scholarship-competition/

            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 more than $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 and the Alabama Power Foundation. For questions, contact: Dr. Buckner, Chair, at ellen.buckner@samford.edu OR ebbuckner@gmail.com or (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-2018
Must read  ISEF Rules and Guidelines 2018
Must read  Gorgas-Research-Report-InstructionsScience-Scholar-Search-2018
FYI Gorgas Science Scholars Additional Scholarships Offered revised 11-17-16
Download Gorgas 2018 Announcement Flyer
FYI Gorgas-Final-Competition-Awards-Science-Scholar-Search-2018
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