Graham Center Student Fellows
The Graham Center Student Fellows are the official student representatives of the Bob Graham Center. Fellows work closely with Graham Center staff to fulfill the Center’s goal of training the next generation of public and private sector leaders for Florida. A gateway to participation in public service related activities, the group’s goal is to increase the cohesiveness of the center and its program. Fellows have access to event speakers and several other networking and professional development opportunities.
The Student Fellows complete a number of projects every semester. In Spring 2017, the group created an elections guide to encourage students to participate in the 2017 Gainesville City Elections. Click on the cover below to check it out.
Democracy Matters is a non-partisan organization concerned about political accountability and the corrupting influence of private money in American government. We hope to educate others and ourselves about present infringements upon democracy, political equality, and government transparency, and the possible alternatives that may help reform and revitalize our political process. Along with education, we work to deepen democracy by pushing for campaign finance and lobbying reform, election reform, and increased political participation of the American People.
The Public Leadership Society is a new organization at the University of Florida. The purpose is to aid in the professional advancement of those committed to learning the principles of effective public leadership and to foster civic involvement through public and community service.
The Gators of Tomorrow honors first year students at the Universityof Florida seeking to make major accomplishments both on campus and in the community. Each spring, 25 freshmen are selected to attend a prestigious recognition event where they engage in leadership activities, hear from notable guest speakers, and network with established campus leaders.
The Florida Political Review is the Sunshine State’s preeminent student journal for politics and public policy. Managed entirely by Florida university students, the FPR operates in partnership with the University of Florida’s Bob Graham Center for Public Service to bring quality analysis and commentary on current-affairs and political issues facing Florida. The Florida Political Review was created to reach state policymakers and the general public in an effort to raise the level of public discourse among Florida communities.
The John V. Lombardi Scholarship Program, named after one of the University of Florida's most popular and dynamic presidents, is a highly select group of undergraduate achievers who receive $2,700 each fall and spring semester for 8 to 10 semesters. Scholars are each paired with one of UF's most distinguished faculty in their field of study and have many opportunities to interact with visiting faculty and speakers. They participate in study abroad, internships, academic research and other 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.
The interdisciplinary minor in Leadership provides students an opportunity to develop fundamental skills and knowledge necessary to assume leadership, supervisory or management positions in private companies and nonprofit organizations. Because the minor is interdisciplinary, it draws on the expertise of faculty and staff in colleges across campus, which including Agricultural and Life Sciences, Business Administration, Health and Human Performance, Journalism and Communications, and Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Located in Trusler Hall, this program encourages first-year students to become active members on campus and it introduces them to many of UF’s resources and opportunities. This program, open to any first year student, helps students begin their journey as a leader and scholar at the University of Florida under the guidance of peer mentors. Participants can also earn LSP credits toward a Leader/Scholar Certification at the end of the year.
Sponsored by the Department of Housing and Residence Education and located in Yulee Hall, the Global Living-Learning Community strives to educate leaders for a global community. The goal of the Global Living Learning Community is to help residents become citizens of the world by bringing the world into this community through intercultural awareness, music, art, language, faculty-led discussions, and an introduction to a variety of campus, community, and global resources
These scholarships, awarded for up to eight semesters, attract academically talented world citizens from the United World College environment to the University of Florida's freshman population. To qualify, a student must have graduated from one of the United World Colleges. Additional information can be obtained from United World Scholarship.