Bright Futures Scholarship Information

--NEWS UPDATE - Bright Futures Scholarship--

In March 2018 Governor Scott signed a higher-education bill (SB 4) that will permanently expand Bright Futures merit-based scholarships for university and state college students. The bill will cover 100 percent of tuition and fees for students who qualify as Bright Futures “academic scholars” and provide $300 for the fall and spring semesters for textbooks.
The legislation expands state aid to cover 75 percent of tuition and fees, representing $159 out of the average $211 per credit-hour cost, for students who qualify as Bright Futures “medallion scholars.”
The Medallion Scholarship is currently $77 per credit hour, it will increase to $159 per credit hour starting next school year.

Changes to Test Score Requirements for the Class of 2021 and beyond 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla The rules to qualify for the Bright Futures Scholarship will change thanks to a new law taking effect today.

Members of the Florida legislature signed Senate Bill 190 that would raise the SAT score requirement for students.

Funded by the Florida Lottery, the state's scholarship program was first started in 1997. The scholarship provides partial or full tuition to Florida public colleges and universities for high school students that meet certain academic goals.

To be eligible for the scholarship, high school students will now have to score a combined 1330 on the reading and math sections of the exam in order to receive a full ride to a Florida college or university. The previous requirement accepted a score of 1290.

To receive partial funding, students must score at least 1200, which is a 30 point increase.

The requirements for the ACT, another standardized exam, has not changed at this time.

This new rule change for the SAT score will affect students graduating high school in 2021.

By WCJB Staff | 

Posted: Mon 4:31 AM, Jul 01, 2019  

Updated: Mon 7:22 AM, Jul 01, 2019

More information available on the FLDOE Bright Futures website


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