Commencement Awards Application

Spring deadline: March 13, 2018 at 4:30pm

Questions:
Contact Mrs. Kanitra Perry
Office: 352-294-7932
Email: kperr@eng.ufl.edu

  • Applicant Information

  • Commencement Awards

    Please check the awards for which you wish to be considered. Students graduating in May with a B.S. degree can be considered for Outstanding Scholar awards but cannot be selected for both. Students graduating in May with a M.S. Degree can only apply for the M.S. Outstanding Gator Engineering.
    The committee considers academic awards, honoraries, research projects, published papers, convention presentations, honors theses, overall grade point average, etc. in selecting recipients of this award. The committee is in search of someone who exemplifies the title of scholar.
    The committee considers the draft of your speech to be the most important factor in awarding this honor. The ability to articulate ideas in a concise manner, uniqueness of content, passion, and overall quality are heavily considered. The committee is in search of a student who has "something to say" to their fellow Engineering graduates and who is comfortable speaking in front of large groups. Your speech will be a reflection of your experiences here at UF and will be approximately three minutes long.
    This Award will be presented to a student who has continually exhibited outstanding service to the community and university, leadership, and dedication to the ideals, ethics and principles of engineering and the engineering profession, for the betterment of present and future students of the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering and University of Florida.
    This Award will be presented to a student who has continually exhibited outstanding leadership and organizational abilities in promoting ideals, ethics and principles of engineering and the engineering profession, for the betterment of the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering.
    The committee considers academic awards, honoraries, research projects, published papers, convention presentations, honors theses, overall grade point averages, etc. in selecting recipients of this award. The committee is in search of someone who exemplifies the title of scholar.
  • Bio and Resume

  • A one-paragraph autobiographical summary of no more then 220 words. Your submission will serve as the basis for the description included in the Commencement program.
  • Denote level of award (international, national, state, local, etc).
  • Include the topic of your research projects, supervisor, and accomplishments.
  • Explain with whom you worked, duration of the internship, duties, and accomplishments.
  • List dates, service provided, and organization involved. Please be as specific as possible.
  • List location of target population served, dates, service provided, and organization involved. Please be as specific as possible.
  • In 1,000 words or less, explain what makes you an outstanding Gator Engineering Scholar at the University of Florida. Those applying for a Speaker Award should, instead, submit a rough draft of their planned three-minute speech, rather than a personal essay. If you are applying for both awards, you must submit both a personal essay and a rough draft of the speech.
  • Confirm & Submit

    If I am selected as a Gator Engineering Scholar or Student Speaker this semester, I authorize the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering to release any of the above information I have provided to the public in any manner it shall choose. I consider this information I have provided as not protected under privacy regulations. I will make myself available to have a photograph taken for the Commencement program within two weeks after announcement of the awards.