Bright Futures

Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Guidelines
Class of 2017

 

Florida Academic Scholarship (FAS)

-Covers 120 credit hours-

Florida Medallion Scholarship (FMS)

-Covers 120 credit hours-

Florida Gold Seal Vocational (GSV)

-Covers 72 credit hours-

Award Amount1

Up to:

$1,545/semester – 4 year

$945/semester – 2 year

$780/semester –Voc. Center

Up to:

$1,155/semester – 4 year

$720/semester – 2 year

$585/semester – Voc. Center

Up to:

$720/semester – AS, AAS, CCC $585/semester – PSAV*

$585/semester – ATD*

Requirements:

1. GPA

 

3.5 weighted in core classes only

3.0 weighted in core classes only

3.0 weighted in core classes AND 3.5 in 3yrs in the same vocational program

2. Core Classes

 

4- English

(3 with substantial writing)

4- Math (Algebra 1 & Above2)

3- Science

(2 with substantial lab)

3- Social Science

2- World Language - (sequential, in the same language)

4- English

(3 with substantial writing)

4- Math (Algebra 1 & Above2)

3- Science

(2 with substantial lab)

3- Social Science

2- World Language - (sequential, in the same language)

4- English

4- Math (Including Algebra 12)

3- Science

3- Social Science

(2 with substantial lab)

1- Fine Arts; OR 1 Identified Practical Art; OR .5 credit in each

.5 credit in any P.E. course

.5 credit of Personal Fitness

+3 Career Tech Ed credits in a vocational program over 2 academic years

3. Service Hours

100 Hours

75 Hours

30 Hours

4. Test Scores

 

SAT – 1290 (CR & Math only)

 

~OR~

 

ACT – 29 (Composite)

SAT – 1170 (CR & Math only)

 

~OR~

 

ACT – 26 (Composite)

SAT – 440 (CR) & 440 (Math)

ACT

17 English

19 Reading

19 Math                                      

PERT

106 Reading           103 Writing

114 Math

1Award amounts are approximate and subject to change after each legislative session.  2Algebra 1A/1B count as one credit.

*PSAV – Career Certificate Program / ATD – Applied Technology Diploma Program

 

Check your Bright Futures Eligibility online at www.floridashines.org!

 

Simply go to www.floridashines.org.  Mouse over the section titled: Go to College.  Click on the Pay for College link.  Scroll down to the Bright Futures section and click on the Check your Eligibility for a Bright Future Scholarship Now link.  Provide the requested information on the next screen:  Florida Student Identifier Number (usually your Social Security Number followed by an X), select your district, and enter your last name. Click Submit.