Foote Fellows

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General overview of Foote Fellows

The Foote Fellows Honors Program recognizes the most educationally accomplished incoming students at the University of Miami. Foote Fellows have distinguished themselves both in and out of the classroom, are self-motivated, and think independently. Admission to the Foote Fellows Honors Program is by invitation.

Within the curricular framework of their school or college, Foote Fellows enjoy unmatched freedom and flexibility to explore a multitude of educational resources. Many Foote Fellows leverage this opportunity to take additional majors and/or minors and to study abroad. 

At each of the nine undergraduate schools at the University of Miami, a dedicated advisor helps Foote Fellows chart their academic path and attain access to distinctive learning opportunities at the University, such as special school-based seminars, faculty-mentored research, networking opportunities, and off-campus internships.

Foote Fellows also will be invited to join advanced, interdisciplinary Foote Fellow seminars taught by leading faculty members from across the University. An example is Books That Matter, a rigorous seminar in non-fiction reading that is offered in sessions for first-year and for upper-class students. Further, Foote Fellows receive focused advising on post-baccalaureate distinguished fellowships and awards. 

The Foote Fellows Honors Program reflects the educational vision of former University of Miami President Edward T. Foote, who retired in 2000 after serving the University for twenty years.

Foote Fellows at U-SoA

Foote Fellows at U-SoA benefit from priority advising, enrollment and design studio selection (including the Partnership Studio which places students in local firms as part of their academic experience). The English and Cognates general education requirements (24 credits) are replaced with course topics of their choice so they may explore the educational resources of the University and create their own program of study.  Academic and professional career advising is personalized for each Foote Fellow to ensure a trajectory is established as early as the Sophomore year