University Scholars Program Prospective Student Q&A
Please check out the USP Prospective Student Q&A Webinar slides for additional information.
Will any application materials be accepted after the February 12, 2021 deadline?
No. To be considered for the UFHCC University Scholars Program, applicants must submit all required application materials — including letter(s) of
recommendation — by February 12, 2021.
Who is considered UF Faculty?
A UF Faculty is anyone appointed at the University of Florida to the varying levels of Professorship (Assistant, Associate, etc.)
Who can provide a letter of recommendation if I don’t know a UF Faculty?
This letter should be provided by a professor, teacher, advisor or supervisor (not a friend or family member), who can positively reference your character and suitability for this program.
Will my mentor be contacted after I have submitted my application?
Yes. After you submit your application your mentors will receive an automatic email requesting to send in their letter of recommendation.
If my mentor sends in their letter of recommendation after the deadline, will my application still be considered?
No. Your letter(s) of recommendation should be received before the deadline.
My mentor wants to submit their letter(s) of recommendation before I submit my application, is this okay?
Yes, your mentor is welcome to submit their letter of recommendation at any time before the application deadline. However, please let them know that they will receive the automated email when you submit your application. If they have already submitted their letter and received an email of confirmation, they can disregard the automated email.
When will I know if I’m accepted?
We will notify selected applicants and provide additional information on the program by early-March 2021.
Can I apply for more than one opportunity within the University Scholars Program?
Yes, you may apply for USP opportunities with multiple colleges. However, you will only be allowed to participate in one program per academic year.
If I am selected as a UFHCC University Scholar, am I eligible to re-apply the following year?
Unfortunately, no. However, you may apply to other University Scholar opportunities outside of the Cancer Center.
If I am not selected as a UFHCC University Scholar, am I eligible to re-apply the following year?
Yes! Our program is very competitive – if you are not selected initially, we encourage you to reapply the following year if you still meet the eligibility requirements.