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Public high school students may access <a href="https://www.floridashines.org/go-to-college/pay-for-college" target="_blank" title="FloridaShines"> FloridaShines</a> to check their scholarship status. Other students may request unofficial Florida Bright Futures Evaluation Reports from their high school counselors. </td> </tr> </table> --> <!-- <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%" border="0" align="center"> <tr> <td class="page" align="left" width="22%"> <font color="maroon"><strong>Important Notice:</strong></font> </td> <td class="page" align="left"> <font color="maroon"><a href="../PDF/BFJuneSATNotice.pdf">Click Here</a> for information regarding 2014-15 high school graduates who took the June 6, 2015 SAT.</font> </td> </tr> </table> --> <!--OSWA-15-6727 - Added new SAT Test Date Notice link and PDF - John 7/27/15--> <!--<div class="page"><font color="maroon"><strong><a href="../PDF/BFJuneSATNotice.pdf">Important Notice</a></strong> for 2014-15 high school graduates who took the June 6, 2015 SAT.</font></div>--> <br/> <!--adjust the spacing for the BF home page, shifting the content to begin under the first  U in  Futures.--> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%" border="0"> <tr> <!--spacer column--> <td width="11%">&nbsp;</td> <!--place all BF home page main content in this table cell - John 6/25/14--> <td> <!-- Add this link via OSWA-16-6783 --> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%" border="0"> <tr> <td class="page"> <!--<a href="../PDF/Legislature2017.pdf">2017 Bright Futures Florida Legislative Changes</a>--> <!--<a><font color="red">2016 Bright Futures Florida Legislative Changes</font></a> --> </td> </tr> </table> <!--<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="96%" border="0" margin-top:1px> <div style="border:thin;color:#A9A9A9;margin:0px 15px 15px 15px;"> <tr> <td class="page">--> <!--</a>--> <!--<div style="margin-right: -15px; border-radius: 5px; text-align: center; margin: 0px 15px 15px 15px; border: 1px solid #F55F51; background-color: #F5F7F7; padding: 5px 7px 7px 7px; font-size: 12px; word-wrap: break-word;">--> <!--<p style="font-weight:bold;padding-bottom:-1px;margin-bottom:0px;padding-top:5px;font-size:11px;margin:0;">Bright Futures notice: The required minimum score on the new SAT<sup style="font-size:xx-small;vertical-align:20%"></sup> may change</p>--> <!--<p style="padding-top:-3px;margin-top:0">In March 2016, the College Board revised the SAT<sup style="font-size:xx-small;vertical-align:20%"></sup> college entrance exam. The <a href="https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/scores/understanding-scores " target="_blank"> new SAT<sup style="font-size:xx-small;vertical-align:20%"></sup> </a> is a different test. The minimum SAT<sup style="font-size:xx-small;vertical-align:20%"></sup> scores for the Bright Futures Scholarship program are set in statute and have not changed since the new SAT<sup style="font-size:xx-small;vertical-align:20%"></sup> was introduced (Florida Academic Scholars Award ? 1290; Florida Medallion Scholars Award - 1170). But, it is possible that changes will be made in the future. Please check this website regularly to ensure that you have the most up-to-date information on the requirements of the Bright Futures Scholarship program.</p> --> <!--<p style="padding-top:-3px;margin-top:0px;font-size:11px;margin:0;"> In March 2016, the College Board revised the SAT<sup style="font-size:xx-small;vertical-align:20%"></sup> college entrance exam. &nbsp The minimum SAT<sup style="font-size:xx-small;vertical-align:20%"></sup> scores for the Bright Futures Scholarship program are set in Florida Law and have not changed since the <a href="https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/scores/understanding-scores " target="_blank"> new SAT<sup style="font-size:xx-small;vertical-align:20%"></sup></a> was introduced (Florida Academic Scholars Award - 1290; Florida Medallion Scholars Award - 1170). &nbsp But, it is possible that changes will be made in the future. Please check this website regularly to ensure that you have the most up-to-date information on the requirements of the Bright Futures Scholarship program. </p>--> <!--</td> </tr>--> <!--</div> --> <!--</table>--> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%" border="0"> <tr> <td class="page"> <h2>Bright Futures Student Handbook:</h2> </td> </tr> </table> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%" border="0"> <!-- Chapter 1 --> <tr> <td class="page"> <!--<ul class="listLeft"> <li>--> <!--<a href="../PDF/BFHandbookChapter1.pdf#nameddest=TOC">--> <a href="../PDF/BFHandbookChapter1.pdf">Chapter 1: Initial Eligibility Requirements</a> <!--<a ><font color="blue"> Chapter 1: Initial Eligibility Requirements!</font></a>--> <ul class="listLeft" type="disc"> <li>Requirements for Scholarship Types (<em>FAS, FMS, GSC, GSV</em>)</li> <li>Non-Traditional Students (<em>home-educated, GED, out-of-state, mid-year</em>)</li> </ul> <!-- </li> </ul> --> </td> </tr> <!-- Chapter 2 --> <tr> <td class="page"> <!-- <ul class="listLeft"> <li>--> <a href="../PDF/BFHandbookChapter2.pdf">Chapter 2: Information to Know Now That You Are Eligible</a> <ul class="listLeft" type="disc"> <li>Length of the Scholarship Award</li> <li>Award Amounts</li> <!--<li>Summer Funding</li>--> <li>Transferring the Scholarship between Institutions</li> </ul> <!-- </li> </ul> --> </td> </tr> <!-- Chapter 3 --> <tr> <td class="page"> <!-- <ul class="listLeft"> <li>--> <a href="../PDF/BFHandbookChapter3.pdf">Chapter 3: Renewing Your Award</a> <ul class="listLeft" type="disc"> <li>Renewal Requirements</li> <li>Reinstatement Requirements</li> <li>Restoration Requirements</li> <li>Institutional Appeal Process</li> </ul> <!-- </li> </ul> --> </td> </tr> </table> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="415px" border="0"> <tr style="font-weight:normal"> <td class="page" style="vertical-align:middle;padding:0px 12px 21px 12px;"> <h2>Bright Futures Flyers:</h2> <!--<a href="../PDF/BFPrivateAwards.pdf"><span style='text-decoration: underline; color:blue'>FAS/FMS</span></a><br /><a href="../PDF/BFPrivateAwards.pdf"><span style='text-decoration: underline; color:blue'>GSC</span></a><br />--> </td> <td class="page" style="vertical-align: middle; text-decoration: underline; color: blue; padding:0px 12px 14px 12px; "> <a href="../PDF/FAS-FMS.pdf">FAS/FMS</a> </td> <td class="page" style="vertical-align: middle; text-decoration: underline; color: blue; padding: 0px 12px 14px 26px;"> <a href="../PDF/GSC.pdf">GSC</a> </td> <td class="page" style="vertical-align: middle; text-decoration: underline; color: blue; padding: 0px 12px 14px 16px;"> <a href="../PDF/GSV.pdf">GSV</a> </td> </tr> </table> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%" border="0"> <tr> <td class="page"> <h2>Other Bright Futures Resources:</h2> </td> </tr> </table> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%" border="0"> <tr> <td class="page"> <a href="../PDF/bf_brochure.pdf">Bright Futures Brochure</a> </td> </tr> </table> <!--<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%" border="0"> <tr> <td class="page"> <a href="../PDF/BFEligibilityAwardChart.pdf">Chart of Eligibility and Award Criteria</a>--> <!--<a><font color="blue">Chart of Eligibility and Award Criteria</font> </a>--> <!--</td> </tr> </table>--> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%" border="0"> <tr> <td class="page"> <a href="../PDF/BFHandbookChapter2.pdf#page=5">Bright Futures Award Amounts</a> (<a href="../PDF/BFPrivateAwards.pdf"><span style='text-decoration: underline; 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