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Elements of The Jacksonville Commitment

College awareness

Many students who desire to attend college have unrealistic ideas and very little experience with college expectations. The Jacksonville Commitment program will help introduce college culture to students and will provide on-campus activities to familiarize Jacksonville Commitment students with UNF, allowing for a smoother transition period between high school and college.

Middle and high school academic fitness

Students will be encouraged to take part in academic enhancement activities and academic safety net programs available at their schools and/or provided through our community college access partners. Students will also be encouraged to enroll in a challenging academic curriculum.

College scholarship

UNF has committed to providing funding to help with the cost of tuition for eligible students. The scholarship award is valued at $24,000 over four years.

Parent engagement 

Parent participation and investment are critical for student success. Parents will be involved and informed throughout the program. Information sessions intended for parents will include (but not be limited to) financial planning, financial aid, and how to encourage children to pursue academic excellence.