Scholars in Science
Barney & Maxine Gass Scholarship Program

Little Lagoon Preservation Society promotes careers in science by supporting students seeking a baccalaureate degree in a science related major.  Scholars in Science recipients receive $5,000 over their 4-year program of study. Click here to read our PDF

Scholarship Eligibility and Requirements

  •  Current Gulf Shores High School student
  •  Presently in their twelfth year
  •  Consistently maintains exemplary grades
  •  Demonstrates an excellent work ethic
  •  Identified as an ideal candidate by educators and other references

How to Apply

Gulf Shores High School students can apply for the Scholars in Science scholarship in the spring of their senior year. See your GSHS Guidance Counselor or Krista Marcum for details.

Donate Now

With your help, LLPS is working to increase the number of Scholars in Science recipients to award and maintain four concurrent students annually. Donate today and make a difference in the lives of our future scientists!  


Maura Hawkins and Keller Thomas

2023-2027 Scholarship Recipients


There was a tie in the scholarship evaluation this

year and the award was split between two very worthy

recipients, Keller Thomas and Maura Hawkins. Keller will be

attending Auburn and Maura will be attending USA in the

Fall. Congratulations Keller and Maura!




Sean Owen Kirby
2022-2026 Scholarship Recipient

Sean has consistently demonstrated a keen intellect and competitive academic excellence. While participating in eleven extracurricular activities and four volunteer programs, Sean graduated with a 4.4 GPA (out of 4.0), completed a full year of Advanced Placement classes, and was a National Merit Scholar finalist. Sean Owen Kirby is one of our nation’s finest young men and has been accepted to Georgia Tech’s Environmental Engineering program. Way to go Sean!



Andrew Meza
2021-2025 Scholarship Recipient

While playing varsity soccer, varsity band, and completing a challenging Capstone STEAM project, Andrew also found time to perform community service, including projects on our own Little Lagoon. And all the while, he maintained grades that earned him a place in the National Honor Society. Andrew is a favorite amongst peers and educators, and today he attends Auburn University, majoring in Marine Biology with an emphasis on Fisheries. Congratulations Andrew! 



Braswell McMeans
2020-2024 Scholarship Recipient

Braswell’s high school achievements are extensive and include starting and running his own business, participating in the track and bowling teams, and earning a place in both the National Honor Society and National Technical Honor Society. Braswell has earned many awards for his leadership, entrepreneurial spirit, and community contributions. The first recipient of the Scholars in Science scholarship, today Braswell attends the University of Alabama, majoring in Management Information Systems, where, it is no surprise, he is on the Dean’s list. We could not be prouder of Braswell


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