Bright Futures Scholarships

The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program has helped more than 660,000 Florida students attend college.

The program offers three types of scholarship awards:

  • the Florida Academic Scholars award (FAS)
  • the Florida Medallion Scholars award (FMS)
  • the Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars award (GSV)

Students must complete the Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA) during their last year of high school to assess eligibility.

Please refer to the Bright Futures Student Handbook for full details. Your high school's guidance counselor is also a key participant in tracking the volunteer hours requirement.

Important Notice





When you Drop/Withdraw from a Bright Futures Funded Class:

Students will be required to repay the cost of any course dropped or withdrawn unless an exception is recommended by the financial aid office at their post-secondary institution.

An exception will be based on a verifiable illness or emergency beyond the student's control.

Repayment for the cost of dropped or withdrawn courses is required to renew a Bright Futures award for a subsequent academic year.