Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program
The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program has helped more than 725,000 Florida students attend a postsecondary institution.
Bright Futures awards include:
- Florida Academic Scholars award (FAS),
- Florida Medallion Scholars award (FMS),
- Florida Gold Seal CAPE Scholars award (GSC), and the
- Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars award (GSV).
The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program was created to establish a lottery-funded scholarship program to reward any Florida high school graduate who merits recognition of high academic achievement. The graduate must enroll in a degree program, certificate program or applied technology program at an eligible Florida public or private postsecondary education institution.
Students who complete a standard diploma may be considered for a Bright Futures Scholarship or other grant awarded through the state.
Click the link to explore how to qualify for the Bright Futures Scholarship program and other grants offered through the creation of a Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA) account.
Seniors are expected to create this account before graduation. Students will not benefit from scholarships they are eligible for through the FFAA without creating an account before graduation.
Click here to learn how SDOC students track their volunteer and work hours to be eligible for Bright Futures.