Gulf Scholars Program at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Principal Investigator

The Gulf Scholars Program engages students and faculty from multiple academic disciplines to develop interdisciplinary knowledge that will help to prepare these future leaders to build a safer, more sustainable Gulf region. TAMU-CC is part of the second cohort of institutions chosen to participate in the program. The GRP intends to add up to seven colleges and universities to the program each year through 2025. 

Led by Besonen, the TAMU-CC program will be collaborative among staff from multiple colleges on campus. Each university selected to take part in the Gulf Scholars Program will receive funding that will help create academic, co-curricular, and extracurricular experiences relating to the GRP’s core focus areas including community health and resilience, environmental protection and stewardship, and offshore energy safety.  Funding for the program will help to provide stipends for student participation, and support university faculty and staff, engage evaluation specialists, and secure undergraduate research experiences.