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


2016 Bright Futures Florida Legislative Changes

Bright Futures notice: The required minimum score on the new SAT® may change


In March 2016, the College Board revised the SAT® college entrance exam.   The minimum SAT® scores for the Bright Futures Scholarship program are set in Florida Law and have not changed since the new SAT® 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.

Bright Futures Student Handbook:

Chapter 1: Initial Eligibility Requirements
  • Requirements for Scholarship Types (FAS, FMS, GSV, GSC)
  • Non-Traditional Students (home-educated, GED, out-of-state, mid-year)
Chapter 2: Information to Know Now That You Are Eligible
  • Length of the Scholarship Award
  • Award Amounts
  • Transferring the Scholarship between Institutions
Chapter 3: Renewing Your Award
  • Renewal Requirements
  • Reinstatement Requirements
  • Restoration Requirements
  • Institutional Appeal Process

Other Bright Futures Resources:

Bright Futures Brochure
Chart of Eligibility and Award Criteria
Bright Futures Award Amounts
The Out-Of-State Student Guide
Bright Futures Statistical Reports
Bright Futures Credit Hour Renewal Requirement Interactive Tool
Religious and Service Obligation Reporting Form
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