Galveston Lifeguarding Association, Inc.

About GLA, Inc.

The Galveston Lifeguarding Association is the Galveston Chapter of the Gulf Coast Region of the United States Lifesaving Association Our mission is to promote water safety throughout our region, specifically beach and ocean safety. Galveston Lifeguarding Inc., is a 501-c3 nonprofit organization that supports the efforts of the Galveston Island Beach Patrol, particularly in the areas of water safety education, competition, outreach, and scholarships.

Scholarship Program

The Galveston Lifeguarding Association is proud to support and encourage Galveston Island Beach Patrol staff members to pursue higher education. Each year, GLA awards at least one $500 scholarship for a Galveston Island Beach Patrol Lifeguard working at any stage on their higher education.


To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be currently employed by Galveston Island Beach Patrol
  • Registered at a qualified post-secondary educational institution
  • Complete all steps of the application process promptly

How to Apply

Those interested in applying should:

  • Download the Scholarship Application
  • Complete the application fully, including: 500 word or less essay, current certified transcripts from educational institution, letters of recommendation from community leaders

Application Deadlines

ActivityBegin DateDeadline
Application PeriodJanuary 1 through July 1July 1
Selection CommitteeJuly 1 through July 15July 15
Award Announcement3rd Week of July3rd Week of July

Best of luck to all applicants!

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