Bright Futures

Bright Futures

The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program establishes lottery-funded scholarships to reward Florida high school graduates for high academic achievement.

The program offers four levels of scholarship awards – the Florida Academic Scholars award (FAS), the Florida Medallion Scholars award (FMS), the Florida Gold Seal CAPE (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 student'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 Clemency.
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.


*IB Diploma Students: 

1. Complete a minimum of 10 credits identified by the International Baccalaureate Organization

Two credits each in three of the following areas and one credit each in the remaining three areas: Language Arts, World Language, Social Studies, Science, Mathematics and Arts/Electives. Each of these credits must be an IB or AP course. Pre-IB courses do not meet IB curriculum requirements. One credit in Theory of Knowledge.

3. Complete the Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) requirement
4. Complete an extended essay




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