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Academic Requirements for Initial Eligibility

NOTE:  These requirements are subject to change with each legislative session.

The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program consists of three award levels:
  • Florida Academic Scholars (FAS)
  • Florida Medallion Scholars (FMS)
  • Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars (GSV)

Each award level has its own academic requirements, award amounts and funding length.  A student may receive funding for only one award; the highest award earned will be selected.  In addition to meeting academic requirements, students must also meet the general eligibility requirements for receipt of state aid.

The basic academic requirements for each Bright Futures award level include:

  • 16 credits in specific core courses:
    • Math
    • English
    • Natural Sciences
    • Social Science
    • World Language (FAS/FMS only)
    • Physical Education (GSV only)
    • Fine and Performing Arts (GSV only)

  • Achieving the required Grade Point Average (GPA) for the desired award level

  • Achieving the required SAT, ACT or PERT test scores for the desired award level

As the academic requirements vary somewhat between award levels, be sure to read the page that provides specific information regarding the award level you wish to earn.  Scholarship criteria are subject to annual legislative review; this website is updated as program changes are implemented.  Meet with your high school counselor to discuss your progress toward meeting the initial eligibility requirements.

Public High School students may access their Bright Futures Scholarship evaluation on the FLVC.org website.  This site allows public high school students to review their academic progress toward meeting Bright Futures initial eligibility requirements and their progress toward meeting State University System course requirements for admission.  Evaluations will be based on current program requirements and transcripts received from a student's high school.
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