The University of Florida is proud to announce the 2019 Lombardi and Stamps Scholars Programs. Eight students will be selected for the Lombardi Program and three students will be named Stamps Scholars annually. Preference is given to Florida residents.
Criteria for the award include the following, but it is not expected that students will excel in all areas. Students with exceptional potential in one or two areas often stand out more than those that are “well-rounded.”
• Outstanding intellect and academic achievement
• Sustained service to the community or other extracurricular involvement
• Demonstration of leadership or ambition
• Exceptional creativity and independence
• Evidence of strong moral character
The high school principal must sign the nomination form, but an instructor or guidance counselor may write the letter of nomination. A high school may nominate no more than two seniors who have applied to the University of Florida. If a student is home-schooled, the nomination form and letter may be signed by the same individual (not a family member). Students are responsible to submit their portion of the application online on or before the deadline.
Applicants that do not submit a letter of nomination postmarked or emailed by the deadline will be disqualified. Nomination deadline is January 25, 2019 and letters should be addressed to Dr. Mark Law, Director of the Honors program. Email submission is preferred: email@example.com. Mail hard copies to the Honors Program Attention: Dr. Mark Law, 343 Infirmary, P.O. Box 113260, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 32611.
Please read the application instructions closely. Email Scholarship Coordinator Regan Garner at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.2019 Nomination Form
BenefitsScholars receive $2,700 each fall and spring semester for 8 semesters or until the Bachelor's Degree is awarded (whichever comes first); four summer enrichment programs, which include two international study trips, leadership training, and a community service retreat, are also funded by the scholarship. Florida's Bright Futures Program will cover a portion of tuition.
Scholars will have many opportunities to interact with visiting faculty and speakers. For four summers, beginning with the summer before their freshman year, scholars will participate in study abroad, internships, academic research or other enrichment programs, designed to enhance student leadership and problem-solving skills, encourage service to the community, increase confidence and integrate classroom learning with real-world experience.