Application Deadline: Thursday, February 21st, 2019, by 12:00 pm Noon

The Florida Leadership Academy is comprised of the top 100 sophomore students in the Warrington College of Business. The Florida Leadership Academy aims to develop undergraduate students for leadership positions in society's most important institutions: educational, corporate, not-for-profit, and governmental. Selection for the program is highly competitive. Selection is based on academic excellence, extracurricular involvement, and leadership potential.


Recommenders can be high school teachers, college professors, supervisors, guidance counselors, coaches, or Warrington Welcome Staff Instructors. Recommenders cannot be fellow students or Warrington Welcome Peer Leaders. 


• 3.0 UF GPA

• Business or Accounting Major

• Entering Sophomore year in Fall 2019

• On campus both Fall and Spring semesters of Sophomore year


• Applications released: Monday, January 14th, 2019

• Online applications due: Thursday, February 21st, 2019

• Interview notifications released: Friday, March 1st, 2019

• Interviews: Tuesday, March 12th – Friday, March 15th, 2019

• Final decisions released: Thursday, March 21st, 2019  

• Induction ceremony: Friday, April 26th, 2019

 FLORIDA LEADERSHIP ACADEMY The Florida Leadership Academy was formed in August 2004 with an intimate group of 30 students. The goal of the program was to provide the top sophomores of the college with professional development opportunities. Since its inception, the program has grown to 100 students each year. The program only accepts students who have demonstrated academic excellence and leadership initiative in high school and in their first semester at the University of Florida.

As a part of the program, students are required to attend weekly Friday speaker sessions, complete a community service project, and attend one social per semester. FLA meets ten Fridays in each semester; only one absence is allowed in the program per semester.

During these two-hour sessions, students hear from notable speakers in the corporate, governmental, and nonprofit sectors to learn about careers and professional development opportunities within these fields. In addition, students are placed into small groups of 5 or 6 students where they are assigned a mentor from the previous year’s graduating class. These small groups allow FLA students to develop a peer network within the program and build interpersonal skills. The program also includes a networking lunch for more casual and personal conversations.

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PLEASE NOTE: Your application and one letter of recommendation must be submitted electronically by 12:00 pm noon on Thursday, February 21st, 2019. Applications will not be accepted after the deadline.


Come and find out more at Taste of FLA on February 7th at 6 PM at Heavener 160

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