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Emerging Scholars


Emerging Scholars, launched by The University of Alabama Honors College in collaboration with Innovate Alabama, consists of a student innovation contest focused on progressing young entrepreneurs and developing ideas with social impact. The entry-level program encourages students with limited or no competition experience to develop their ideas, transform their thinking and address societal problems through creativity and ingenuity.

The program funds research for eminent scholars working in areas of commercial viability and supports their entrepreneurial development.


Any University of Alabama Honors student may submit and pitch an idea to the Emerging Scholars Program panel. All team members must be current UA undergraduates or Stillman College Honors undergraduates who are in good academic standing. Teams should consist of 3-5 members who each must participate in all activities.