University Scholars Program

The mission of the UF Health Cancer Center’s University Scholars Program is to educate the next generation of professionals on the importance of biomedical research and scientific discoveries, specifically focused on cancer. Training opportunities are provided to the university scholars, allowing them to make significant contributions to cancer research ranging from basic to translational in cancer prevention, diagnostics, epidemiology and therapeutics.

Applications are now closed – thank you to all who applied!


This program provides a fall-spring semester opportunity for UF undergraduate students interested in cancer research. Students applying to the program self-select their research interests aligned with the foci of our Research Programs. During the course of the year, scholars complete individual research projects and attend seminars. At the end of the program, scholars participate in a research symposium and give an oral presentation 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. (Students who will be graduating before May 2025 are not eligible to apply.)
  • Participants will be required to dedicate 8-10 hours per week to research from September 2024 to May 2025.
  • Participation in monthly activities and seminar series is required.
  • Selected participants may be eligible to receive a scholarship payment of up to $1,750.
  • Selected participants will be required to attend a 1-2 hour program orientation on April 2024.


Please review our University Scholars FAQ if you have any questions regarding this program or the application process.


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