Bright Futures Scholarship

Hailey Dillard, Reporter

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Bright Futures Scholarship

Bright futures is a good way to get free money. The program is split up in to various awards, based on the student’s academic track, grades, and test scores.

 

Gold Seal Vocational Seal:

  • 75% of Public College/University Tuition
  • $94 dollars per credit in a four-year program – $47 – 64 per credit for community colleges and vocational centers

You can get a scholarship to attend a Florida college even if you’re in a vocational program and you want to further that vocational training to a degree in the field or specialty.

Grade Point Average: 3.0 weighted in 15.5 “core credits” and 3.5 in 3 credits of vocational classes

Standardized Test Scores: 440 in BOTH the Math and Critical Reading Sections of the SAT; OR ACT scores greater than or equal to a 17 in English, an 18 in Reading, and a 19 in Math.

Core Class Requirements

  • 4 Credits of English
  • 3 Credits of math (Algebra 1 and Geometry; you pick the third)
  • 3 Credits in Natural science
  • 3 Credits in Social science
  • 2 Foreign Language (in the same language)

 

Florida Academic Scholars Award:

You can get up to $125 per credit for four-year degree programs and $86 per credit at public community colleges.

Grade Point Average: 3.5 weighted in 15 “core” credits

Standardized Test Scores: 1270 or higher on the student’s best combination of the math and verbal sections of the SAT. You could get a 640 in each section, or a 500 in math and a 770 in verbal. Any combo works to secure eligibility. The listed ACT score is 28 (not including writing).

Core class requirements

  • 4 Credits of English
  • 3 Credits of math (Algebra 1 and Geometry; you pick the third)
  • 3 Credits in Natural science
  • 3 Credits in Social science
  • 2 Foreign Language (in the same language)

*In order to apply to this reward, you must have 100 hours of community service hours done.

By Hailey Dillard

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