Honors Legal Scholars Program

Get a head start on Law School

The Florida State University College of Law has joined forces with the Honors Program to create a professional-track program available, on a highly competitive basis, to a small number of motivated honors students. Both incoming first year students and current honors students may apply. Honors Legal Scholars benefit from becoming a part of the College of Law community while earning their bachelor's degrees.

Honors Legal Scholars gain experience and knowledge through volunteer and educational activities as well as social gatherings. They are given pre-professional advising, meet with professors, observe classes, and shadow current College of Law students. Students in the Honors Legal Scholar program become eligible for automatic admission to the Florida State University College of Law upon completion of the prerequisites of the program.


In order to apply to this competitive program, students must either be admitted as freshmen to both Florida State University and the University Honors Program OR be currently enrolled University Honors students in good standing.

Students Seeking Freshman Admission to the Honors Legal Scholars Program:

Interested students must receive:

  • First-time in college freshman admission to Florida State University AND
  • An invitation to the University Honors Program

Current Honors Students:

  • Current University Honors students may apply for admission to the Honors Legal Scholars Program, as long as the applicant has at least one more year of undergraduate coursework remaining.

For more information, contact the Honors Program Office by email or call 850-644-1841.


The 2023 Honors Legal Scholars Application opens on February 15, 2023 and will close on March 15, 2023. Applicants will be informed of their HLSP application decision on June 1, 2023.

(Check back for 2023 application link)

Supplemental documents

Program Flyer
Honors Legal Scholars Handbook

Related siteS

Florida State University College of Law
Prelaw Advising for Undergraduates
Florida State Law Summer Program for Undergraduates
Accelerated Bachelor's/JD Program


Honors Medical Scholars Program

Get a head start on Medical School

The Florida State University College of Medicine has joined forces with the Honors Program to create a professional-track program available, on a highly competitive basis, to a small number of motivated first-year students in each incoming honors class. The program gives students a head start on their chosen careers by allowing them to become members of the College of Medicine community while they are still undergraduates.

Please note that the Honors Medical Scholars program is not a Bachelor of Science/Doctor of Philosophy (BS/MD) program. While not guaranteeing admission into the College of Medicine, FSU Honors Medical Scholars who successfully complete the program and pre-medical requirements will be eligible to apply to the FSU College of Medicine through the early decision process. The program allows eligible students to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree of their choice. In some cases it may be possible to finish the undergraduate and M.D. degrees in seven years depending on college credits earned before enrollment at FSU.

Honors Medical Scholars benefit from participation in a special seminar course, a mentorship program, pre-med prerequisite courses, medical and community volunteer activities, and the Honors Medical Scholars Society, as well as other student organizations.



Interested students must apply for general university admission and Honors Program admission by December 1, 2022. Upon completion of both the university and Honors Program applications, interested students will receive access to the Honors Medical Scholars (HMS) Application. The HMS Application will go live on October 15, 2022. Students interested in the Honors Medical Scholars Program must submit a completed HMS Application by January 15, 2023. Students will receive notice of their university and Honors Program decisions on February 15, 2023. Finalists for Honors Medical Scholars Program consideration will receive an interview invitation on March 4, 2023. Interviews will take place on April 1, 2023.


  • August 1, 2022: FSU and Honors Program Applications go live.
  • October 15, 2022: Honors Medical Scholars Application goes live.
  • December 1, 2022: FSU Application and Honors Program Application Deadline
  • January 15, 2023: Honors Medical Scholars Application Deadline
  • February 15, 2023: Students receive notice of FSU and Honors Program decisions.
  • March 4, 2023: Honors Medical Scholars Finalists for Consideration receive interview invitation.
  • April 1, 2023: Honors Medical Scholars Interview Day (by invitation)

For more information, contact the Honors Program Office by email or call 850-644-1841.

Supplemental documents

Program Flyer

Related Sites

Florida State University College of Medicine
Honors Medical Scholars - Requirements for Bachelor of Science Phase - College of Medicine
Pre-Health Advising for Undergraduates
Honors Medical Scholars Society


James M. Seneff Honors Business Scholars


The James M. Seneff Honors Program in the College of Business is an elite honors program. The program is a joint collaboration of the University Honors Program and the College of Business. A select group of University Honors students majoring in Business are admitted into this highly competitive program each year. 

Seneff Scholars gain experience and knowledge through educational activities, volunteer experiences and networking activities. The Scholars have priority access to honors courses in the College of Business, personal mentorship and professional support from Mr. Seneff, special meetings with elite business leaders, a mentorship program within the College, and many other unique experiential learning opportunities offered through the Seneff Honors Program.

To read more about the program, please visit the James M. Seneff Honors Program web page.

If you have questions about the program, you may contact:

The College of Business

The FSU Honors Program Office

  • Jeff Badger, Associate Director of the University Honors Program: (850) 644-1841



In order to apply to the Seneff Honors Program, students must:

  1. Be a current University Honors student in good standing,
  2. Be a business major or conditionally admitted to the College of Business, and
  3. Continue enrollment at FSU for a full academic year or more after being accepted into the program.


The application period for the 2022-2023 Seneff Scholars will open on Monday, August 8, 2022 and close on Monday, September 19, 2022. Please contact Luke Hopkins for more information on how to apply.


Florida State University College of Business
James A. Seneff Honors Program
College of Business Undergraduate Scholarships