The Graham Civic Scholars program empowers University of Florida undergraduates to conduct county-level research, interview governmental and non-governmental officials, compile reports and publicly share their findings. Student researchers are also given the opportunity to author a policy paper and/or senior thesis on the issue investigated during the course of the spring semester. To date, the center has commissioned students from nearly every academic majors — representing each academic college at UF — to conduct research on issues of critical importance to Florida and its sixty-seven counties. Previous topics have included: emergency preparedness; families and homelessness; water supply; mental health services; aging public infrastructure; and food insecurity. The 2018 program focused on access to voting.
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View policy papers and cumulative reports from the Civic Scholars research projects here.