Quality for the Ultimate Educational Success Today (QUEST) Program

The Quality for the Ultimate Educational Success Today (QUEST) program provides a comprehensive program of academic success and professional development for minority students. The academic success portion will provide an academic refresher designed to ease the transition from high school to college curriculum. The students will work on developing a broader social perspective and fine-tune current professional skills within the program.



QUEST will require students to look at the world from a more culturally competent perspective. This program will ease students into campus life and prepare them for their time in college. The Intercultural Center for PEACE will be offering a program for first time in college minority freshmen students that will provide:


  • Skills essential to college success (English, Math, Computer, and Study Skills),
  • Information about University services and student organizations,
  • Mentoring for incoming minority students


Eligibility Requirements

  • Be formally admitted to the University of North Florida (UNF)
  • Attending UNF the following Summer B or Fall semester of 2015
  • High school transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation from a teacher or counselor
  • Must be a minority high school graduate and a resident of the State of Florida
  • One page essay on "What Academic Success Means to Me" (12 point font, Times New Roman, and double spaced).




The students who are chosen will be awarded a scholarship upon completion of the program.



The application deadline is Friday, May 8th. If you have any questions please call (904) 620-2475.


Program Dates

The program takes place during the summer: TBA.

Phillip Simmons

Phone: (904) 620-2475
E-mail:  p.simmons@unf.edu