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University of US Holds Graduation & Scholarships Ceremony!

On May 1st, The University of US, established by the U.S. Constitution Scholarship Foundation (USCSF) held its 7th annual Graduation at Yulee High School for its University of US students.

University of US Director of Operations Sharyl Wood and USCSF Co-Founder Howard Pines opened the ceremonies congratulating the students while handing out $100 awards to the 53 graduates and 21 students who submitted qualified essays.

Judge Robert Foster, Head of the Essay Competition committee, shared his insights on the program and announced the 5 essay scholarship winners.

This year the number one winner, Eva Burbo, received a $10,000 scholarship. The other four winners, Baylee Cruce, Olivia Rodgers, Charlie Norstrem and Landon Plungis, each received $5,000 scholarships.

UofUS Schedule
Class Schedule 2023-24

1. Our American Heritage and Founders of the Constitution

Lecturer: Judge Adrian Soud

September 25, 2023, 4:45pm

FSCJ Bean Center

2. The Federalist Papers
Lecturers: Howard Pines and Caleb Bryan

October 23, 2023, 4:45pm
FSCJ Bean Center

3. The Articles of the Constitution
Lecturer: Judge James Daniel

November 27, 2023, 4:45pm

FSCJ Bean Center

4. The Amendments to the Constitution
Lecturers: Secretary of State Cord Byrd and Judge Steven Fahlgren

January 22, 2024, 4:45pm
FSCJ Bean Center

5. Important Supreme Court Justices

Lecturer: Professor Bradford Clark
February 26, 2024, 4:45pm
FSCJ Bean Center

6. Notable Supreme Cases and the U.S. Judicial System

Lecturers: Judge Jenny Higginbotham
March 25, 2024, 4:45pm
FSCJ Bean Center

Constitution Bowl:
April 17, 2024, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Wildlight Elementary

1, 2024, 5:30pm

Yulee High School

UofUS Enrollment

The University of US is a volunteer educational program for high school students established to promote a greater understanding and appreciation of the U.S. Constitution.


The program features speakers on The Federalist Papers, Articles of the Constitution, Amendments to the Constitution, Supreme Court Justices and Landmark Cases, The U.S. Court System, and American Heritage and Founders.


Each class includes presentations by prominent local, state, and/or nationally-recognized lecturers, enhanced by interactive activities to engage students in the subject matter. The University of US is the gateway to students' participation in the USCSF Scholarship competition.

Questions? Contact us at

University of US Graduation 2022
Watch the video replay of the ceremony
including awards to Scholarship winners


USCSF University of US Video
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More About University of US
Watch the video below to hear from students and teachers.



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Eligibility Requirements

Be a high school student

Must be a resident of Nassau County, FL, or attending a Nassau County, FL, high school with school district permission

Be available to attend all sessions of the program with no more than one absence

Submit a completed application and the ATTENDANCE COMMITMENT and PROGRAM AGREEMENTS


Note: For information purposes, to be eligible to apply for a USCSF Scholarship, a student must meet these additional criteria:

Be in the 11th or 12th grade

Carry an unweighted GPA of 3.00 or higher

Complete the University of US program with a passing score on the final exam and no more than one absence

Write a qualifying essay on the assigned topic

Questions? Contact us at

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Thanks for submitting!

1417 Sadler Road, Box 216

Fernandina Beach, FL 32034


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