Bright Futures Scholarship

The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program has helped more than 950,000 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).

STEP 1 Go to to find out how to qualify for a Bright Futures Scholarship.

STEP 2 Go to and submit a completed, error-free Initial Student Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA) no later than August 31 after high school graduation. The ACT®/CLT®/SAT® must be taken no later than August 31 of your high school graduation year. Make the grade, earn the score…and graduate! The Florida Bright Futures

STEP 3 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.

STEP 4 Know your responsibilities…apply, meet the requirements before graduation and throughout your college career. (Requirements are subject to change with each Florida Legislative session.)

Office of Student Financial Assistance website:
Customer Service: 888-827-2004

Community Service Information

Please note:
Community service hours are not required to graduate.
Community Service hours are needed for the Bright Futures Scholarship
Community service hours MUST be pre-approved prior to completing hours