Apply to be part of the FLAmily!

Are you a first-year business student who aspires to grow personally and professionally? Do you want to cultivate your leadership and professionalism skills? Are you interested in developing lasting relationships with fellow Business Gators? If so, apply to be a member of the next FLA Class!

Why Join?

The Florida Leadership Academy develops future leaders and polished professional by providing opportunities for personal growth and networking. You will explore leadership principles, practice professionalism, serve the community, and put your skills to the test in a business case competition.

Program Requirements

  • Orientation: TBD
  • Semesterly Requirements during your sophomore year
    • Attend 10 Friday Sessions including lunch
      • Only one absence allowed
    • Attend 1 Civic Engagement Project per semester
    • Attend 1 Social per semester
    • Attend a 1×1 Meeting with FLA Program Director (Fall) and FLA Advisory Board Member (Spring)
  • FLA Graduation Ceremony in April 2022


  • 3.0 UF GPA
  • Business or Accounting Major
  • Entering Sophomore year, as of Fall 2021
  • Be on campus both Fall and Spring Semester of your Sophomore year
  • Preferred qualifications: Successfully completed or currently be enrolled in Warrington Welcome (GEB2015: Intro to Business)

Selection Process & Criteria

Each applicant will be reviewed and scored by a selection committee consisting of Heavener staff members and FLA Advisory Board members. The following criteria will be used to score applicants:

  • Academic Excellence
  • Demonstrated Leadership Initiative
  • Commitment to Personal and Professional Development
  • Compelling and Professional Application Materials

Top scoring applicants will be invited for an in-person individual interview with an FLA Mentor and Advisory Board Member.

Application Components

  1. Personal Statement
  2. Resume
  3. Application Questions

Recruitment Events

  • CAP Critiques on FLA Application

When: Tuesday, January 26, 2021

5:00 – 6:30 P.M. on Zoom

  • Taste of FLA

When: Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

5:00-6:30 P.M on Zoom

Application Timeline

  • January 15, 2021 – Application Opens on Website
  • February 15, 2021 – Application Closes due @ Noon
  • February 26, 2021 – Interview Notification via Email
  • March 8-12, 2021 – Interviews
  • March 22, 2021 – Acceptance Notification via Email
  • TBD – Induction Ceremony