University Scholars Program

Program Guidelines


Business and accounting majors with a 3.25 or higher UF GPA are eligible to participate in the Warrington College of Business University Scholars Program. Students must meet eligibility requirements at the time of application. You must not earn your bachelor’s degree before Spring 2019. If you are in a Combined Degree program and will graduate with your undergraduate degree Fall 2018, you are not eligible to apply to the University Scholars Program.


Students should begin working on the research project with their faculty mentor during the 2018 – 2019 academic year. University Scholars are required to enroll in the University Scholars course (GEB 4906) in the Fall and Spring semesters. Upon completion of the research project, students must write a properly formatted research paper and submit it to the UF Journal of Undergraduate Research (visit the JUR site) or to another scholarly journal for publication. Also, students are required to present a poster detailing their research at the University Scholars Symposium, which is held in March. To receive the University Scholars stipend ($1,750), recipients must successfully fulfill all program requirements. Please read Scholars Responsibilities!

Note: The required research paper for the University Scholars Program can be used to fulfill the College honors thesis requirements.


If your faculty mentor is an instructor in the Warrington College of Business, please submit your USP application to Dr. Renee Clark in 333 Heavener Hall or by email (renee.clark at no later than 5:00pm on Friday, February 23, 2018.

However, if your faculty mentor is not an instructor in the Warrington College of Business, please submit your USP application to the College office of your faculty mentor. Also, each department or College establishes their own USP application deadline. Therefore, please verify the USP application deadline for your faculty mentor’s department or College.

Application packets must contain the following:

  • University Scholars Program Application
  • Typed summary of proposed research project (maximum one page)
  • Letter of support from applicant’s faculty mentor
  • Copy of academic transcript (official or unofficial)
  • Resumé

Selection Process

Applications and supporting documents will be reviewed by the Warrington College of Business. The results will be sent via email to students and faculty mentors.


For more information about the University Scholars Program, please review UF's University Scholars Program website and/or contact Dr. Renee Clark in 333 Heavener Hall or by email (renee.clark at


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Warrington College of Business
BRY 100
PO Box 117150
Gainesville, FL 32611-7150
Phone: 352.392.2397
Fax: 352.392.2086

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