Reitz Scholars Program – Deadline Extended

Filed under Leadership, Opportunities on March 26, 2018.

The J. Wayne Reitz Scholars Program is established to recognize and encourage academic achievement, leadership, and service among undergraduate students at the University of Florida. The program is named in honor of Dr. J. Wayne Reitz, who served as President of the University of Florida from 1955-67.

Undergraduate students are selected as “Reitz Scholars” each year, and previous Reitz Scholars must apply for consideration for 2017-18. 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.

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The deadline is extended to Monday, April 2, 2018 by 5 p.m.