Johnson Scholarship Foundation pledges $1 million to Florida Opportunity Scholarships

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The Johnson Scholarship Foundation has pledged $1 million -- $200,000 per year for five years -- in a challenge grant benefiting the endowment for the Florida Opportunity Scholarship program at the University of Florida.  

The award is the first of its kind from the foundation to the university; its goal is to inspire others to give to the program.  The pledge is a four-to-one challenge grant, which means that for each of the next five years the university raises… Read More »

Internship Spotlight - Genesis Lara

Genesis Lara is a third-year History major and Samuel Proctor Oral History Program intern this summer in Arizona. She is working on an oral history project, where she interviews teachers of banned Mexican American Studies in the Tucson Unified School District. Genesis shared some thoughts below about her experience.

"As an FOS student the one thing that I know is the value of having someone believe in you; of having someone open the door to something greater. FOS has given me a family of… Read More »

Internship Spotlight - Dominique Whitehead

This summer Dominique Whitehead is interning with Camp Adventure, a program that works at the CDCs (Child Development Centers), in Hawaii. She also helps run day camps for military children so they can have fun and take their minds off of their parents deployment.

ASM Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program

University of Florida Microbiology and Honors student and Florida Opportunity Scholar, Ericka Kirkpatrick is the 2012 recipient of the American Society for Microbiology Undergraduate Research Fellowship.  The Fellowship (co-sponsored by the University of Florida Honors College) will offer Ericka an opportunity to test the role of Salmonella virulence genes in the interactions with vegetables.

Mother and son both will turn their tassels on Saturday

The TCPalm features Florida Opportunity Scholars Dan Fredin and his mother Jean Fredin Lindsay who will both graduate this weekend.

Read the complete story at: http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2012/may/01/eve-samples-mother-and-son-both-will-turn-their/