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Bright Futures Scholarship Program - Wikipedia


What is the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship?

The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program, funded by the state of Florida, provides scholarships based on high school academic achievement. The program has different award levels, each with its own eligibility criteria and award amounts.

The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program has helped more than 950,000 Florida students attend a post-secondary institution. Bright Futures awards include: Florida Academic Scholars award (FAS), Florida Medallion Scholars award (FMS), Florida Gold Seal CAPE Scholars award (GSC), and the Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars award (GSV).



General Requirements

  • Be a Florida resident and a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen, as determined by the studentā€™s
    postsecondary institution.
  • Complete the FFAA no later than August 31 after high school graduation.
  • Earn a standard Florida high school diploma, or its equivalent, from a Florida public high
    school or a registered Florida Department of Education (FDOE) private high school; or
    complete a home education program.
  • Not have been found guilty of, or pled nolo contendere to, a felony charge, unless the student
    has been granted clemency by the Governor and Cabinet sitting as the Executive Office of
  • Be accepted by, and enroll in a degree or certificate program at, an eligible Florida public or
    independent postsecondary institution.
  • Be enrolled for at least six non-remedial semester credit hours (or the equivalent in quarter or
    clock hours) per term.
  • If not funded in the academic year immediately following high school graduation, apply within
    five years of high school graduation to have your award reinstated.

**Requirements for specific scholarships can be found in the "Bright Futures Student Handbook" under the "Documents" section on this page.



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