Become a Gulf Coast Scholar

Are you interested in natural hazards and its impact on the Gulf Coast? Are you concerned about the disparate impact of climate change on low-income communities and BIPOC populations? Do you want to lead innovative solutions to address the challenges posed by climate hazards? If so, the new Gulf Scholars Program at Rice University (GSP@Rice) is for you!

The School of Engineering and the Center for Civic Leadership are recruiting eight students to form our inaugural group of Gulf Scholars, a new program supported by the National Academies Gulf Research Program (NAS-GRP). This program is designed to inspire and prepare undergraduate students to address challenges of resilience, such as natural hazards and climate stressors facing urban and industrial communities in the region.

GSP@Rice is open to current sophomores and transfer students with sophomore standing across all majors on campus and requires a yearlong commitment. The program includes field trips, community engagement, formal mentorship opportunities, a funded research experience, and skills development in leadership, innovation, communication, and teamwork.