Bright Futures Scholarship Eligibility

Aspiring Heights Academy students who earn a diploma through our school are eligible for Bright Futures Scholarships provided they meet the Bright Future Scholarship Program's general requirements, initial eligibility requirements (including GPA, test scores, and community service hours) and postsecondary enrollment requirements.

Students must apply for the scholarship by submitting the Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA) beginning December 1 of their senior year and by no later than August 31 after high school graduation. All eligibility requirements must be met by high school graduation but test scores through June 30 are accepted for evaluation purposes.  Mid-year graduates (students who graduate between September 1 and January 1 of an academic year) must submit a Florida Financial Aid Application by August 31 PRIOR TO the intended graduation date. Service hours and test scores through January 31 are considered in a mid-year graduate's final evaluation.

Please visit for detailed information and to download the Bright Futures Student Handbook. We also have worksheets you can download to help you plan ahead and verify that the initial eligibility requirements are being met. For a list of eligible postsecondary institutions visit

Please note that for our students' privacy, we do not submit students' transcript data into the Bright Futures Scholarship Program's evaluation system unless specifically requested. You must let us know if your child is seeking a Bright Futures Scholarship.

The Bright Futures Scholarship program changes with each legislative session.  It is your responsibility to be aware of the Bright Futures Scholarship program requirements. For more information and to find out what rules apply to a specific graduation year, please visit

Students who earn a GED, complete a home education program (must be registered with the district where they live for both 11th and 12th grades), or graduate from a non-Florida high school may also be eligible for a Bright Futures Scholarship. Please visit for more information.

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