Policy Scholars Program

***PLEASE NOTE: We are sorry, but funding is not available for 2012-2013***

About the project
The Policy Scholars program at the Bob Graham Center provides undergraduate students with an opportunity to do original policy research with a faculty mentor. Students and their faculty mentors typically begin work in the summer and continue their research during the full academic year. Students then present their research at a conference during the spring term.

Policy Scholars 2011

Elizabeth Accurso
David Hedge, Political Science
State Tax Incentives as an Approach to Expanding the Economy

Justin Fisch
Michael Binford, Geography
Political influences in the Development of the Florida National Scenic Trail and the National Trails System Act

Joy Minchin
Sharon Austin, Political Science
U.S. Immigration Policy towards China and India

Mikaela Moore
David Denslow, Economics Department
Lowering the Corporate Tax Rate as a Way to Increase Business Opportunities in Florida

Erin Murphy
Katrina Schwartz, Political Science
High Speed Rail in Florida

For more information about the Policy Scholars program, contact Academic Programs Director Dr. Sheila Dickison at