Be a Florida resident and US citizen or eligible non-citizen
New requirement - Must complete the FAFSA. The application must be complete and error free, but does not have to indicate need, as this is a merit based scholarship.
Initial Student Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA)* during his/her last year in high school.
Academic requirements - The academic requirements vary depending on which year, and depend if you are seeking a:
Florida Academic Scholars Award (FAS)
Florida Medallion Scholars Award (FMS)
Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars Award (GSV)
The requirements include a GPA requirement, required academic courses, community service, and scores on SAT or ACT exams.
There are other ways to qualify, including being a National Merit or Achievement Scholars and Finalists, National Hispanic Scholar, and more.
Is it renewable? - This scholarship may be renewed for subsequent years.
How much is the scholarship? - The amount of the award is based upon the number of units taken, and the type of school. The amounts range from a high of $103 per semester unit for a 4 year college or university if you are a Florida Academic Scholar, to a low of $39 per unit for a career or technical center. (Amounts may vary each year).
Award notification - March through August.
University of Florida
For additional information, see the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship website at www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org.