Seniors are reminded toapply for the Bright Futures Scholarship Program NOW at www.FloridaStudentFinancialAid.org. Community Service hours should be turned into Guidance by February 1 for early eligibility.
Florida has revamped its Bright Futures scholarship program. There are three major scholarships that provide for tuition and fees ranging from 75% to 100% plus a stipend. The main components are listed below. Contact a guidance counselor for specific details or visit Bright Futures web site.
***Community Service Hours must be pre-approved, and students must complete the required form. Students must also turn in community service hours to Guidance before graduation.
***Seniors wishing to apply for Bright Futures may do so after December 1, 2012. Applications MUST be completed by graduation. All Seniors are Urged to Apply!
***SB2150 – Senate Conforming Bill: Requires all Bright Futures students to file a FAFSA prior to receiving funding in the 2012-13 academic year. The Florida Department of Education (FDOE), OSFA will continue to determine the student’s academic eligibility for a Florida Bright Futures Scholarship. The postsecondary institution will determine (along with residency and citizenship), whether or not the student has submitted his/her annual FAFSA before funding Bright Futures. The FAFSA must be complete and error-free, but does not have to indicate financial need. Notifications have been sent to initial and renewing students.
Academic Scholars Award
Medallion Scholars Award
Gold Seal Vocational Award
For more information please call 1-888-827-2004