University Scholars Program
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 2021. If you are in a Combined Degree program and will graduate with your undergraduate degree Fall 2020, 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 2020 – 2021 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 or to another scholarly journal for publication. Also, students are required to present a poster detailing their research at the Undergraduate Research 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 Emily Overend by email no later than February 19, 2021 by 5:00 PM.
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 2021-2022
- Typed summary of proposed research project (maximum one page)
- Letter of support from applicant’s faculty mentor
- Copy of academic transcript (official or unofficial)
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.