This is a scholarship program composed of three awards for Florida high school or academy graduates with outstanding academic achievement who will attend an eligible Florida institution (such as FHCHS). The student (or the parents if the student is a dependent) must be a Florida resident for a minimum of twelve consecutive months prior to the beginning of the academic term for which funds are requested. The dates for each term will be listed on the online financial aid system. The student must be enrolled for at least six trimester credit hours and not have been found guilty of nor pled nolo contendere to a felony charge. The student cannot have a prior Bachelor's degree, be in default, or owe a repayment on federal or state grants or loans.
Applications must be completed during the last year in high school. Students may apply online at www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org or submit an application which is available from high school guidance counselors.
Students must complete the FAFSA and the online FHCHS Aid Application each year for us to determine the amount eligible to receive.
Student will be required to repay the cost of any course dropped or withdrawn unless an exception is recommended by the Financial Aid Office. Repayment for the cost of dropped or withdrawn courses is required to renew a Bright Futures award for a subsequent academic year.
For renewal criteria, Bright Futures recipients are required to meet a GPA standard that is listed under each category and must meet minimum earned credit hour requirements.
|Student Credit Hours Funded (per term)||Required Earned Credit Hours (per term)|
|12 or more credit hours||12 credit hours|
|9 - 11 credit hours||9 credit hours|
|6 - 8 credit hours||6 credit hours|
The three award categories are as follows: