Are you looking for financial support to enable you to achieve your long desired educational goal of studying in the state of Florida? Then search no more! The Florida Department of Education is pleased to invite eligible candidates to apply for Bright Futures Scholarship Florida 2020 -2021. Meanwhile, all applications are to be submitted before the deadline for this program.
Similarly, the Bright Futures Scholarship Florida are available in four types of awards as Florida Academic Scholarship (FAS), Florida Medallion Scholarship (FMS), Florida Gold Seal CAPE Scholarship (GSC), and Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholarship (GSV)
The scholarship is an excellent opportunity for high school students to study with comprehensive financial support in Florida. Also, each award has different academic criteria for eligibility and provides a different award amount and/or a number of semester hours.
About Bright Futures Scholarship Florida
Funded by the Florida Lottery at the Florida Department of Education. The programs are open to Florida residents who attend a high school or an eligible postsecondary institution in Florida.
The Scholarship program was Created in the year 1997. Originally, the Program disbursed just above 42,000 scholarships for about $70 million.
Application Deadline: August 31.
In this post, I will swiftly explain the eligibility requirements before moving to the application procedures. I will reveal to you the best strategies to help you get the best possible application for Bright Futures scholarships.
Eligible Nationality: Florida residents and U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens, as determined by the student’s postsecondary institution.
Course Level: High Schools and Postsecondary Institutions programs
Access Mode: Available Online
Therefore, eligible applicants, must Meet the following to be eligible for the grant;
1. Evaluated by Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) as meeting the initial eligibility requirements
2. Graduated with a standard high school diploma or its equivalent
3. Be a Florida resident and a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen, as determined by the student’s postsecondary institution.
4. Enroll as a degree- or certificate-seeking student at a Florida institution in at least 6 non-remedial semester credit hours
5. Must have at least one parent who is a Florida resident and is: A) serving active duty in the military or B) on public service assignment away from Florida during the student’s last year of high school.
6. Non-Traditional Students (home-educated, GED, mid-year, out-of-state) are also eligible to apply
Additionally, for Florida Academic Scholarship (FAS): Complete the 16 college-preparatory courses required for admission to a state university and complete 100 service hours. Achieve the necessarily combined ACT® or composite SAT® score: 2019/20 – 29/1290 and 2020/21 – 29/1330
Florida Medallion Scholarship (FMS): Complete the 16 college-preparatory courses required for admission to a state university and complete 75 service hours.
For Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholarship (GSV): Must take at least 3 full credits in a single Career and Technical Education program and Complete 30 service hours. Achieve the required combined ACT® or composite SAT® score: 2019/20 – 26/1170 and 2020/21 – 25/1210
For Florida Gold Seal CAPE Scholarship (GSC): Applicants must earn a minimum of 5 postsecondary credit hours through CAPE industry certifications that articulate for college credit, and Complete at least 30 service hours.
The following are required for admissions:
1. 5 Minimum Cumulative GPA (unrounded and unweighted) required for Florida Academic Scholars (FAS)
2. 0 Minimum Cumulative GPA (unrounded and unweighted) required for Florida Medallion Scholars (FMS)
3. For Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholarship (GSV): Minimum 3.0 weighted GPA in the non-elective high school courses and 3.5 unweighted GPA in the career education courses
4. Students must maintain a minimum cumulative 2.75 GPA (unrounded and unweighted) for Gold Seal CAPE (GSC) scholarships
5. Applicants are required to complete the FFAA no later than August 31 after high school graduation or during the last year in high school.
How to Apply For Bright Futures Scholarship Florida
However, to be considered for the bright futures scholarship Florida, qualified applicants are required to complete the Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA) to OSFA through creating a student account.
Note: GED or Out-of-State Applicant may send documents via mail or electronically upload them to the Florida Department of Education, Office of Student Financial Assistance
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