Florida Bright Futures Scholarships
Learn how to apply for the Florida Bright Futures scholarship program during your senior year of high school
More About Florida Bright Futures Scholarships
- Determined by the state of Florida based on your high school GPA, SAT/ACT test scores and community service. Additional eligibility based on AICE or IB curriculum.
- Two award levels:
- Level 1 - Florida Academic Scholars Award = $211 per credit hour
- Level 2 - Florida Medallion Scholars Award = $158 per credit hour
- Complete the Florida Financial Aid Application with the state of Florida no later than August 31 after high school graduation.
- Complete the Florida Residency Affidavit and submit two proofs of state residency as listed on the form. This form is a one-time application. For initial fall funding, the deadline is October 25th; for initial spring funding, the deadline February 25th.
- Earn a high school diploma or its equivalent from a Florida high school.
- Renewal requires successful completion of credit hours plus:
- 3.0 GPA for the Florida Academic Scholars Award
- 2.75 GPA for the Florida Medallion Scholars Award
- Cumulative award amount = 140 credit hours of paid Bright Futures
- To learn more and to check your remaining hours, please visit floridastudentfinancialaid.org
For awarding purposes, we will estimate your enrollment at 16 credit hours per semester until the end of the add/drop period each semester. At that point, we will adjust your Bright Futures award based on your actual enrollment. For example, if you are enrolled in 18 hours at the end of the add/drop period, your Bright Futures award will be increased. Conversely, if you are enrolled in 12 hours at the end of the add/drop period, your Bright Futures award will be decreased.
In addition, we are required to return any Bright Futures awards for credits dropped or not successfully completed. At the end of the add/drop period, your Bright Futures award will be set and any changes from that point on will result in either a reduction of your award (if you drop credits) or an increase (if you add credits). This will impact your student account and any balance created will be due immediately.
More Video Resources About Florida Bright Futures
Learn about the requirements for the Florida Bright Futures scholarship program from Marissa Sanchez Delgado, Assistant Director of Financial Aid.
Marissa explains the different award levels for the Florida Bright Futures scholarship program.
Keeping Your Bright Futures Scholarship
Understand the requirements for keeping your Florida Bright Futures scholarship throughout all four years of college.