University Scholars Program
The University Scholars Program introduces undergraduate students at the University of Florida to the exciting world of academic research. In the program, students work one-on-one with UF faculty on selected research projects. Through this initiative, students will take away an understanding of and appreciation for the scholarly method. A competition is held each spring within participating colleges for the University Scholars awards that includes a $1750 stipend. The program will consist of undertaking a full research project, under the guidance of a faculty member. The University Scholars Program serves as an exceptional capstone to the academic careers of UF students. Only 200 students from all disciplines are selected through a competitive process to participate in this program.
There are eligibility requirements for the USP Program. To participate, you may not be graduating before May of the following year. Additional eligibility requirements for these awards are determined by each college. You apply to the college of the person who will serve as your research mentor, not your home college. To check out the College requirements, click here.
Requirements to Participate
University Scholars Program, students will conduct research and meet the presentation and publication requirements described in the Scholars Responsibilities section. If selected, students must attend a mandatory orientation session at the UF Undergraduate Research Symposium.