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Bright Futures Scholarship Eligibility

Students who earn an Aspiring Heights Academy High School Diploma are eligible for Bright Futures Scholarships provided they meet the Bright Future Scholarship Program's general requirements, initial eligibility requirements (including grade point average, test scores, and volunteer service or work hours) and postsecondary enrollment requirements. Specific requirements for the 2023-2024 school year are as follows:

2023-2024 Specific Scholarship Requirements
AwardRequired Credits/Credit HoursBright Futures GPACollege Entrance Exam Score(s)Volunteer Service Hours OR Paid Work Hours
FAS
  • 4 ELA (3 with substantial writing)
  • 4 Math (Algebra 1 and higher)
  • 3 Natural Science (2 with substantial lab component)
  • 3 Social Science
  • 2 World Language (sequential, in same language)
3.50
  • ACT® 29
  • CLT® 96
  • SAT® 1340
100 Volunteer Service Hours, 100 Paid Work Hours, or a Combination of 100 Volunteer Service and Paid Work Hours
FMS
  • 4 ELA (3 with substantial writing)
  • 4 Math (Algebra 1 and higher)
  • 3 Natural Science (2 with substantial lab component)
  • 3 Social Science
  • 2 World Language (sequential, in same language)
3.00
  • ACT® 25
  • CLT® 84
  • SAT® 1210
75 Volunteer Service Hours, 100 Paid Work Hours, or a Combination of 100 Volunteer Service and Paid Work Hours
GSV 3 full credits in a single Career and Technical Education program
  • 3.00 in non-elective courses
  • 3.50 in career education courses (unweighted)
  • ACT® 19 Reading, 17 English, 19 Math
  • SAT® 24 Reading, 25 Writing and Language, 24 Math
  • PERT 106 Reading, 103 Writing, 114 Math
30 Volunteer Service Hours, 100 Paid Work Hours, or a Combination of 100 Volunteer Service and Paid Work Hours
GSC 5 postsecondary credit hours through CAPE industry certifications that articulate for college credit     30 Volunteer Service Hours, 100 Paid Work Hours, or a Combination of 100 Volunteer Service and Paid Work Hours
Please visit http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org for details. See https://www.floridastudentfinancialaidsg.org/PDF/BFHandbookChapter1.pdf for other ways to qualify.

Mid-Year Graduates

A mid-year graduate is a student who is graduating between September 1 and January 1 of an academic year and is seeking funding for the spring term. Mid-year graduates must apply by December 31 of the student's graduation year in order to receive an award for the current academic year. Service hours completed by graduation and test scores through January 31 are considered in a mid-year graduate's final evaluation. Students who do not end up graduating mid-year will need to submit a new FFAA after the application opens on October 1.

Mid-year graduates must submit the FFAA by December 31 of their fourth year.

Full-Year Graduates

Full-year graduates must apply for the scholarship by submitting the Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA) beginning October 1 of their fourth year and by no later than August 31 after high school graduation. Service hours completed by graduation and test scores through August 31 are accepted for evaluation purposes.

Full-year graduates must submit the FFAA by August 31 after high school graduation.

Please visit https://www.floridastudentfinancialaidsg.org 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 https://www.floridastudentfinancialaidsg.org.

College Entrance Exam Scores

To ensure that test scores are received for evaluation, you must request that official single-sitting test scores (not superscore) are sent to one of Florida's state universities when registering for the ACT®, CLT®, or SAT®. Students can send single sitting ACT® test scores directly to Bright Futures using CEEB code 0095 on their website. Test scores may also be sent to us. Our school code is 102585. Note the following:

  • The ACT®, CLT®, and SAT® may be taken an unlimited number of times through August 31 for full-year graduates and through January 31 for mid-year graduates.
  • The ACT® composite score is the average of the best English, Math, Reading, and Science section scores from any test sitting. Composite scores ending in 0.50 are rounded up to the next whole number.
  • The CLT® combined score is the sum of the best Verbal Reasoning, Grammar/Writing, and Quantitative Reasoning section scores from any test sitting for an Overall Score.
  • The SAT® combined score is the sum of the best Reading and Math section scores from any test sitting.
Students with economic need may be eligible for up to 2 SAT® fee waivers, up to 4 ACT® fee waivers, and college admission application fee waivers. Please contact us for more information.

Student Privacy and Eligibility Evaluations

For our students' privacy, we do not enter transcript data into the Bright Futures Scholarship Program's evaluation system unless the student submits a Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA) and indicates that they will graduate from our school. Please let us know if your student is seeking a Bright Futures Scholarship. Eligibility evaluations are completed during the student's 4th year as follows:

Eligibility Evaluations
EvaluationSemesterRequired High School CreditsBright Futures GPACOLLEGE ENTRANCE Exam Score(s)Service/Work Hours
Early After 7th (Fall) Coursework completed through 7th semester and coursework in progress for 8th semester GPA through 7th semester Scores for tests taken through January 31 Hours completed through January 31
Final After 8th (Graduation) Coursework completed by high school graduation GPA by high school graduation Scores for tests taken through August 31 Hours completed by high school graduation
Students cannot lose an award based on early evaluation if they earn a Florida standard high school diploma. Please visit http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org for details.

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 http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org.

To be eligible for a Florida Bright Futures Scholarship, students must earn a Florida high school diploma, be registered with the district as a home educated student for the current and prior academic year (typically grades 11 and 12), earn a GED, or earn a diploma from a non-Florida school while living with a parent or guardian who is a Florida resident but on military or public service assignment away from Florida. Please visit https://www.floridastudentfinancialaidsg.org/SAPBFMAIN/SAPBFMAIN for more information.

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