Returning in Search of Excellence (RISE)

About RISE

College is tough, but you're tougher. Perhaps you faced challenges and unforeseen obstacles that may have kept you from reaching your personal and academic goals last semester. But don't be discouraged. We're here to help you Return in Search of Excellence (RISE) at The University of West Florida.


  • Weekly meetings with a student success coach & a small groups of your peers.
  • Eligibility for a $1,000 RISE Grant if you end the semester in good academic standing.
  • Regular meetings with your academic advisor to develop an academic success plan.

Students that sign a RISE contract, meet all program requirements and complete the Spring 2018 semester with a cumulative UWF GPA of 2.0 or greater, will receive a $1,000 RISE Grant for 2017-2018.

For more information, please contact:

Peyton Lipscomb