UF Health Cancer Center University Scholars Program

Mission Statement


The Mission of the UFHCC University Scholars Program is to educate the next generation of professionals in the importance of biomedical research and scientific discoveries, specifically focused on cancer. Training opportunities will also be provided to the UFHCC undergraduate scholars, allowing them to make significant contributions in cancer research ranging from basic to translational in cancer prevention, diagnostics, epidemiology and therapeutics.


This program provides a fall-spring semester research opportunity that offers laboratory experience for UF undergraduate students interested in cancer research. Students applying to the program will self-select their research interests aligned with the foci of our UFHCC Research Programs. During the course of the year, scholars will complete individual research projects and attend seminars. At the end of the program, scholars will have an opportunity to participate in a research symposium, giving oral presentations on their research projects. The program also provides an enrichment experience for our current graduate students and post-doctoral trainees, who act as student mentors for the interns, as they participate in teaching activities for the monthly research seminars.

Eligibility and Program Requirements

  • Students who are in their freshman, sophomore or junior year at the time of application are eligible for consideration.
  • Participants will be required to dedicate 10 hours per week to research from September 2018 to May 2019.
  • Participation in monthly activities and seminar series is required.
  • Selected participants may be eligible to receive a stipend of up to $1,750.


Check back for updated application deadlines soon!


Please contact education@cancer.ufl.edu with any questions.