Dear Prospective Scholars

The Lombardi and Stamps Scholarships are the premier undergraduate scholarship programs offered by the University of Florida.  Each year a blue-ribbon panel of distinguished UF faculty select eleven students for these awards from a pool of over 150 nominations from Florida high schools.  As a member of the committee, I am amazed every year by the quality of the applicants. While choosing the recipients is challenging, it is among the most enjoyable aspects of my job as director of the Honors Program.  I know my fellow committee members feel the same way and we always look forward to interview Saturday.

The financial benefits of the scholarships are obvious, but as you peruse the information on this site the real value of being a Lombardi or Stamps Scholar will become apparent.  The relationships you will develop with your fellow scholars and the experiences you will share are life-altering.  These intangibles are what will stick with you forever.   

Everyone knows it’s great to be a Florida Gator.  As a Lombardi or Stamps Scholar, it’s even greater.    

Dr. Mark Law
Director, UF Honors Program


Application to the 2020 entering class of Lombardi & Stamps Scholars is now closed. The deadline for submission of application and nominations materials was November 12, 2019. If you experienced technical difficulty or another issue you may email Scholarship Coordinator Regan Garner at about the situation.

Nominees will be contacted regarding next steps after UF admissions decisions are available on February 28, 2020. Finalists will participate in a mandatory on-campus interview at UF on March 28, 2020.