University Scholars Program, 2003-2004

Published: January 27th, 2003

Category: Memos

Sheila K. Dickison, Associate Provost; Jeanna Mastrodicasa, Associate Director, Honors Program

The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce that the University Scholars Program will be seeking undergraduate participants for 2003-2004. As the annual deadline of March 1 falls on a Saturday this year, the deadline for applications will be March 3, 2003 in all departments. Departments should not change this deadline. Applications should be submitted to the college or department in which the mentor is employed, under the guidance of the regulations of that particular college. Applications and further details are available at the University Scholars Program website, at

The University Scholars Program presents University of Florida undergraduates with the opportunity to work closely with faculty mentors while pursuing fundamental research, exploring scholarly inquiry, and developing new knowledge. University Scholars will receive a $2500 research stipend in two disbursements. Scholars must be registered for at least one research credit in summer 2003 in order to participate. Scholars also have the opportunity to publish their work in UF’s on-line Journal of Undergraduate Research, and to present their research in the University Scholars Symposium.

There will be 175 awards in 2003-2004, the same level of funding as the previous year, with the following allocation:

Business Administration: 9
Dentistry: 2
Design, Construction, and Planning: 6
Education: 3
Engineering: 34
Fine Arts: 5
Health and Human Performance: 5
Health Professions: 2
IFAS/Agricultural and Life Sciences: 19
Journalism: 5
Liberal Arts and Sciences: 40
Medicine: 33
Nursing: 2
Pharmacy: 3
Veterinary Medicine: 2
Florida Museum of Natural History and other centers and programs (submit application directly to 140 Tigert Hall): 5

Jeanna Mastrodicasa, Associate Director of the Honors Program, will be managing the administrative component of the University Scholars Program, and she can be reached via e-mail at or by calling 392-1519 with questions.

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