Welcome from Sheila Amin Gutierrez de Pineres, Ph.D.
"At the Burnett Honors College, we foster an environment of academic excellence and intellectual inquiry that gives you the best of both worlds - an intimate, welcoming place to study and make new friends, and access to the resources of one of the nation's largest and most progressive research universities.
In this environment, you will grow as both an individual and as a scholar. We will empower you to become creative problem-solvers, using your talent and passion to address the dynamic challenges of the present and future. We welcome you to visit our college and see what our community has to offer."
Sophia Griemert, a biomedical science major and BHC Scholar, has recently been selected for the Najmaldin Karim Fellowship for Kurdish Studies for her Honors Undergraduate Thesis on Yezidi shamanic practices.
Victoria Orindas and Naim Shaqqou, BHC Scholars and president and vice president of SALT Outreach respectively, and other UCF students have started their own student organization chapter, SALT Outreach at UCF, to assist Orlando’s homeless population by providing free clinical and health-related services.
Padmavathi Ganduri, BHC Scholar and integrated business major, completed a virtual summer program with The Fund for American Studies, where she was a research analyst intern for Public Spend Forum. After graduation, she hopes to attend law school and become an attorney.
Alyssa Mickle, BHC Scholar and biomedical sciences and engineering double major, is planning to complete her Honors Undergraduate Thesis this fall with the goal of finding more effective ways to test osteoarthritis drugs and better engineer arthritis damaged tissues.
Riya Shah, BHC Scholar and biomedical sciences student, is a Burnett Medical Scholar and Burnett Research Scholar who is conducting research for her Honors Undergraduate Thesis at Lake Nona.