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Humanities Engagement Scholars

Are you an undergraduate at UF?

Are you interested in the humanities, i.e., do you like to talk about the human condition and our place in the world and in the cosmos?

If so, you might be interested in the Humanities Engagement Scholar program offered by the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere. The program is open to undergraduate students from all majors as well as undecided, exploratory, and transfer students. Students may join at any point in their undergraduate careers, so long as they have at least two semesters remaining.



In order to be designated a Humanities Engagement Scholar at graduation, undergraduates must complete and document the following requirements:  

  1. 12 credits in the humanities, i.e., four humanities courses completed with a B or better in at least three humanities units (Quest 1 does not count toward the designation.)
  2. Attendance at humanities events (a minimum of two per semester and six by graduation)
  3. Active participation in the planning, preparation, and/or execution of humanities events at UF, in Gainesville, and beyond (a minimum of one per academic year and two by graduation).

Learn more about Humanities Engagement Scholars (PDF).

The next meeting will be on Thursday, January 23 at 3:00 pm in Walker Hall 200.

At the meeting, we will celebrate our Spring Kickoff and discuss two topics: conducting research, and learning another language overseas.

For questions, contact Alexandra Cenatus at

You do not have to be a current Humanities Engagement Scholar to attend. You are welcome to attend if you are interested in the Humanities Engagement Scholars program.


Follow these steps to become a Humanities Engagement Scholar:


Fill out the form below to express your interest in the program.


When you receive the welcome email, you will be directed to the HES Canvas site, where you will be invited to complete a Statement of Commitment.


Attend the Welcome Kick-off event, to be held on Thursday, January 23 at 3:00 p.m. at the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere, 200 Walker Hall.

Apply to participate here:

Humanities Engagement Scholar Application

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Explain in 150-200 words or less why you are interested in becoming a Humanities Engagement Scholar. Please make sure that you address the following three points: What are the humanities? Why do they matter in the world and to you? What is your personal interest in engaging with the humanities?
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