Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program

Florida Bright Futures Scholarship

As a fellow homeschooling parent, I understand the labyrinth of scholarship opportunities in Florida can be bewildering. After countless hours of research, discussions in homeschooling groups, and personal experiences with my dual-enrolled son, I’ve uncovered some essential resources for homeschoolers.

Navigating this path isn’t easy, but by simplifying the process and sharing these links, I hope to help demystify the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship.

Florida Scholarship Options: Florida Grant and Scholarship Program information

Bright Futures Breakdown: This is where you will find all of your questions answered

Florida Bright Futures Requirements

Here are just a few things I want to highlight to be aware of so you don’t end up missing out on this opportunity:

  1. You need 2 years of a foreign language (sequential, in the same language) If not done through an accredited third-party provider like FLVS Flex, it can be problematic and may need to be validated with SAT2 or other proficiency exams when needed to meet college graduation requirements.
  2. Students must earn either the required volunteer service, paid work hours, or the
    combination of 100 total hours. The earliest a student may begin earning hours is from the summer before their Freshman year. Keep track of hours with the Volunteer Log Here
  3. Must meet required minimum exam scores (ACT/CLT/SAT). Be sure to request test scores be sent to one of Florida’s public colleges or state universities when you register for the ACT®/CLT®/SAT® so the scores will be sent to the FDOE repository.
  4. You must submit a Florida Financial Aid Application (no later than August 31 after high school graduation).

Be sure to review the entire Bright Futures Handbook before applying.

*Note that the requirements for county-registered homeschoolers are different from the requirements for private school students like Florida Unschoolers. Also note that Bright Futures requirements change, so keep an eye on them.