The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program for Florida residents is a lottery-funded, merit-based scholarship that rewards eligible high school students for their academic accomplishments by providing funding to pursue post-secondary education at institutions in the State of Florida. These awards are determined based on academic achievement in high school (GPA), SAT and ACT scores, and completion of community service hours.
Students must apply during their senior year in high school (after October 1). To apply for the Bright Futures Scholarship, students must complete the Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA).
After submitting the FFAA, the student is responsible for tracking application and award status online and keeping the Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) informed of any demographic or institutional changes.
To learn more about the amount of the scholarship awards, legislative updates, and requirements to maintain the scholarship in college, visit the State of Florida Office of Student Financial Aid.