University Scholars Program
Business and accounting majors with a 3.25 or higher UF GPA are eligible to participate in the University Scholars Program. Students must meet eligibility requirements at the time of application. You must not earn your bachelor’s degree before Spring 2016. If you are in a Combined Degree program and will graduate with your undergraduate degree Fall 2015, 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 2015 – 2016 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 give an oral presentation about 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.
Applications for the University Scholars Program must be submitted (in hard copy format) directly to Dr. Renee Clark in 333 Heavener Hall no later than 5:00pm on Friday, February 13, 2015.
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
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 warrington.ufl.edu).