One of the ways Gumbo Limbo Nature Center promotes the message of healthy beaches and other coastal ecosystems is by awarding scholarships from Friends of Gumbo Limbo to high school students and research grants to graduate students committed to academic fields preparing them for careers related to our conservation mission. The Gordon J. Gilbert High School scholarships are awarded based on the student’s academic curriculum and grades, volunteer activities/extracurricular activities related to coastal conservation, an essay describing the student’s contributions so far and future plans, and an interview with the scholarship committee. The Charles N. Kurucz Memorial scholarship is designated as a needs-based competitive scholarship requiring applicants to be either a 1st generation college student (immediate family such as parents, step-parents or grandparents have not graduated from college), and/or eligible for the Free & Reduced Price School Meals program (must provide a written confirmation from the student's Guidance Counselor).
The Gordon J. Gilbert Graduate Research Grant candidates, in addition to some standard requirements, must also present a short summary of their research to the committee and commit to an additional public presentation of information for a more general audience.
Submit all application materials by the application deadline, February 9, 2018.
Apply Below - Online Application
For full details and requirements of the different scholarships, CLICK HERE or download the documents (Word) below.
2018 Downloadable Application Materials
These items must be printed, completed, scanned and e-mailed to email@example.com if you choose not to apply online above. It is required to apply electronically
High School: Requirements
Graduate Student: Requirements