Bright Futures 2023-24

There is no simpler or more comprehensive
way to pay for college than Bright Futures.

This scholarship program, funded by the Florida Lottery, provides tuition assistance for high-achieving high school grads to attend an in-state public college or university.

The two most well-known scholarships are Florida Academic Scholars (FLAS) and Florida Medallion Scholars (FLMS). FLAS pays 100% of tuition and fees, while FLMS pays 75% towards a bachelor’s degree or 100% towards an associate’s degree.

Bright Futures also offers Gold Seal scholarships for students enrolled in career education or certification programs.

To qualify for these awards, students must:

  • Submit the Florida Financial Aid Application by August 31
  • Successfully complete the following high school coursework:
    • 4 credits of English
    • 4 credits of Math
    • 3 credits of Natural Science
    • 3 credits of Social Science
    • 2 credits of World Language
      (same language, sequential)
  • Earn a minimum GPA of 3.5 (FLAS) or 3.0 (FLMS)
  • Earn a minimum SAT score of 1340 (FLAS) or 1210 (FLMS) -OR- a minimum ACT score of 29 (FLAS) or 25 (FLMS)
  • Complete 100 hours (FLAS) or 75 hours (FLMS) of community service -OR- 100 paid work hours

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