Applications are currently invited for suitably qualified applicants to apply for Bright Futures Scholarship 2019, Bright Futures, is a scholarship program which was started in the year 1997 by Florida Lottery. The three Bright Futures scholarship program provides suitable funding available for Florida residents attending Florida high school and is a post-secondary school institution.
- the three scholarships include;
- Florida Academic Scholars Award,
- Florida Medallion Scholars Award, and
- Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars
Academic Scholars receive up to $212 per credit hour per semester, Medallion Scholars receive up to $159 per credit hour per semester, and Gold Seal Scholars receive up to $48 per credit hour per semester
General Florida Future Requirements
The following are the general requirements that apply to all Bright Futures Scholarships:
- You must be a resident of Florida and a US citizen or an eligible non-citizen (as determined by your college).
- You must complete the application for financial assistance in Florida before August 31st of your high school year.
- Also, you must obtain a Florida high school diploma or its equivalent from a Florida public high school or a registered Florida Department of Education private school.
- You can not have been convicted of a crime
- You must be accepted by and enroll in a degree or certificate program at an eligible Florida public or independent postsecondary institution (postsecondary = college, vocational, or professional program).
|SCHOLARSHIP||WEIGHTEDGPA MINIMUM||ACT MINIMUM||SAT MINIMUM||SERVICE HOURS|
|FMS – Homeschooled students without official transcripts||3.00||27||1220||75hours|
How to Apply for Bright Futures Scholarship
There are 4 steps you can apply Steps to Apply for a Florida Bright Futures Scholarship.
Step 1: Submit the Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA)
The FFAA opens December 1 each year. Your Florida Bright Futures account login information will be sent to you after you submit the FFAA. Just remember that you must submit your FFAA by August 31 of the year that you graduate from high school, or you won’t be eligible for a scholarship award.
Step 2: Take the ACT or SAT and Submit Your Scores
The good news is that you’ll have to take either the ACT or SAT for college applications anyway. Send your scores to any Florida public college or university to ensure that the Florida Department of Education – the institution that reviews Bright Futures applications – receives them.
Step 3: Submit Your Official High School Transcripts
More good news: many schools will submit your transcripts automatically for consideration. Still, it’s a good idea to check in with your guidance counselor about whether you need to take any additional steps.
Step 4: Keep the Information in Your Account Updated
There are many things you can (and should) manage once you get your Bright Futures account information:
- Monitor your reported service hours.
- Update your postsecondary institution: once you’ve been accepted to/enrolled at an FL college or vocational school, you would make a note of this in your account.
- Update any demographic information.
- View your eligibility determination: check your account once everything’s been submitted to see if you’re eligible for the scholarship.
Application Deadline: August 31, 2019
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