25 Under 25

Program Requirements


Applicants must

  • Be a fully admitted undergraduate or graduate student in the USF Muma College of Business on any campus.
  • Have completed at least nine hours of upper-level business coursework at USF OR completed three semesters as a BBN student.
  • Have a minimum 3.0 overall GPA and a minimum 3.0 USF GPA at the time of application.
  • Graduate students must have completed at least nine hours of business coursework with a minimum 3.5 GPA.
  • Have demonstrated excellence in at least two of the following areas at the college level:
    • academics
    • leadership
    • professional development
    • community/campus service
  • Applicants must be no older than 24 on April 19, 2024.


  • Students chosen for the 25 Under 25 recognition program will be notified by March 20, 2024.
  • Headshots will be used for a recognition booklet and social media campaign. Headshots will be shared with students for personal use.
  • Honorees will be recognized at a reception at Busch Gardens on April 19, 2024 and may have the opportunity to be introduced to business leaders at an Executive Advisory Council luncheon.
  • A roster of honorees will be included in the USF Muma College of Business newsletter and honorees may also be highlighted in news releases, social media, websites, and other news vehicles.
  • A social media campaign will determine which of the 25 honorees will be named the "Most Remarkable" student.


Please submit the online application form no later than 11:59 p.m. on March 1, 2024. For the application you will need:

  1. A résumé. (PDF only).
  2. A maximum 750-word personal statement describing your accomplishments in at least two of the following areas: scholarship, leadership, professional development, and community/campus service activities. 
  3. Although not required, students may provide up to two reference letters that provide proof of significant community service, leadership, or professional development (PDF only).