Project BEST

What is Project BEST?

BEST: Building Exemplary Scholars for Tomorrow

Project BEST/Student Support Services is designed to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants and to assist students make the transition from one level of higher education to the next. The Project is tailored to meet the needs of 144 students who are pursuing a degree in any major.

Project BEST recruits students who are first generation, demonstrated financial need and/or those who have a documented disability.



  • Admittance into UCF (with at least 2 semesters remaining)
  • Completion of Application
  • Attend Mandatory Orientation
  • First-Generation, Low Income, and/or Students with Disabilities


Benefits of the Project BEST Program:

  • Provide Access to Computer Resources
  • Access to cultural events such as plays being performed at the local fine arts venues
  • Volunteer opportunities


Opportunities for:

  • Undergraduate Research
  • Leadership Development
  • Life Skills and Academic Success Workshops
  • Graduate School Preparation


Interested? Fill Out Interest Form and/or Apply Here!

To apply for the program, please download the following application.  Send your completed application and all of its appropriate forms to the Project BEST staff.  Their contact information can be found on our contact page.  Thank you!

2021 – 2022 Project BEST Application


  • Jimmie Baker, Program Manager, Contact Information: