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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).

In light of the spread of COVID-19, the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere is adapting the Humanities Engagement Scholars program requirements. For the rest of the 2020 Spring Semester, the Center encourages students to engage with virtual events in the humanities. If you have any questions, please email Alexandra Cenatus and follow her announcements on Canvas.


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.

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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