Welcome to the Governor's Hurricane Conference® Student Program Portal

The deadline for student submissions has passed. Any applications submitted after March 2, 2020 at 5pm Eastern will be disqualified.

The 34th Annual GHC will be held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center and Hilton West Palm Beach Hotel, May 17 - 22, 2020.

For more information regarding the GHC, visit our Website at www.flghc.org.

Please read the following criteria carefully prior to beginning the application process.

Degree or certificate seeking students currently enrolled in a public or private institution of higher education, at the graduate or undergraduate level, who have taken or are taking emergency management related courses as part of their academic program, are eligible to apply for a scholarship to attend the 2020 GHC. While a student’s major or minor concentration of study need not be “emergency management” specifically, they should demonstrate that their field of study has a direct impact to overall emergency preparedness, response, recovery and/or mitigation.

The Student Program will fund attendance to the 2020 GHC. The Student Program does not cover all expenses related to conference attendance. Specific funding will bebased on GHC resources available and the number of applicants who qualify. A student’s educational institution may have funds to support extraneous expenses such as meals not included in the conference registration fee, parking, gas, and other expenses. Each applicant is strongly encouraged to contact their institution and student organizations on campus, or seek other resources to determine if supporting funds may be available to augment conference travel expenses. We suggest you begin that process immediately.

Students who are full-time employees within emergency management or related fields and receive employer benefits are not eligible. Students who are Florida "residents for tuition purposes" (as defined per sec. 1009.21, F.S.) will be given priority, although out-of-state or online students may be considered, based upon review committee recommendation. The total number of students from any single institution will be limited based upon total funding availability.

Required elements of the application include: listing of emergency management related academic courses taken or currently taking, including credit hours for each course; listing of emergency management training sessions completed or currently taking, including number of CEUs or contact hours each (worksheet provided and completion required); current resume’ which will be graded on community service/extracurricular activities, related professional background, and academic achievement; a 700 word essay about your professional plans in relation to emergency management, commitment to Florida, and content. You may want to begin compiling this information prior to starting your application.

If you nave concerns regarding the dates of the GHC conflicting with your curriculum, our Educational Outreach Committee Members are willing to communicate with the faculty at your institution to help resolve any such issues. If you need assistance, contact ghcrene@verizon.net.

The application deadline is March 2, 2020 at 5pm (eastern). Notifications of recipients will be made in late March.



1.  Create an account

2.  Log in using your new account information

3.  Select 'Edit Application' in the top menu

Once you have created an account and started an application, you can come back and add additional information.  

When your application is complete, you must save it, then submit it - these are two separate steps.  Once you submit your application, you cannot make changes.  

Applications not submitted by the deadline of March 2, 2020 at 5pm (eastern) will not be considered.