Undergraduate students are selected as “Reitz Scholars” each year, and previous Reitz Scholars must apply for consideration for 2018-19. Emphasis is placed upon identifying students from a broad spectrum of university life, including academic, political, religious, recreational, and service organizations. Students selected to be “Reitz Scholars” receive educational enhancements and an intentional leadership program that requires extensive participation. Note that this is not a scholarship program and scholarship funds will not be disbursed. 

The students will participate in a themed learning community revolving around a designated topic and will enroll in a 1-credit course which meets weekly on Wednesdays during the academic year during 9th period (4:05 - 4:55 p.m.).  Please do not apply if you have other non-academic commitments that would interfere with your participation.  


Minimum qualifications for consideration for a Reitz Scholar include:

  1. Full-time enrollment at the University of Florida as a degree-seeking undergraduate. Applicants must have completed at least two semesters in residence. Once students graduate with their bachelor’s degree, they are no longer eligible for the program.
  2. A 3.25 GPA in all academic work at the University of Florida.
  3. Evidence of leadership and service at the University of Florida through student organizations, academic groups, or other associations.
  4. A high standard of ethical behavior.

Applicants will need one letter of reccomendation from individuals directly related to the applicant’s accomplishments or service during their time at UF, typically faculty or staff or a community member. Stronger letters are from non-students. It is preferred that letters of recommendation be submitted electronically in PDF format by the deadline. Applications that do not include this letter will not be considered.

DEADLINE EXTENDED. Applications are now due Monday, April 2, 2018 by 5 p.m. Late applications will not be accepted. Click here to apply.