The Bright Futures Scholarship is a merit award based on academic achievement while in high school. See 10 Ways to Qualify for The Bright Futures Scholarship chart and details below.
The Scholarship Plug Center, a scholarship and college planning coaching program for students, parents, and educators emphasizes the importance of how parents can ensure that their students are on a winning path to earn Florida’s most sought after scholarship program.
Parents to start learning about their student’s options, planning ahead and utilizing the resources in the community to support their children, especially if they are new to the college readiness process.
Florida’s Office of Student Financial Assistance gives an abundance of information that guides students and parents as to the eligibility requirements for each state-funded scholarship and grant program. High school students can start applying in October of their 12th-grade year (usually October 1st); however, preparing to meet the eligibility requirements starts as soon as a student starts to earn high school credits.