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 grade point average, test scores, and volunteer service hours) and postsecondary enrollment requirements. Specific requirements for the 2021-2022 school year are as follows:
|Award||Required Credits/Credit Hours||Bright Futures GPA||College Entrance Exam Score(s)||Service Hours|
3 full credits in a single Career and Technical Education program
|GSC||5 postsecondary credit hours through CAPE industry certifications||30|
|Please visit http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org for details.|
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 June 30 are accepted for evaluation purposes.
Full-year graduates must submit the FFAA by August 31 after high school graduation.
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.
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, request that they are sent to one of Florida's 12 state universities when registering for the ACT or SAT. Test scores may also be sent to us. Our school code is 102585.
Eligibility Evaluations and Student Privacy
For our students' privacy, we do not enter student transcript data into the Bright Futures Scholarship Program's evaluation system unless requested. You must let us know if your child is seeking a Bright Futures Scholarship. Eligibility evaluations are completed during the student's 4th year as follows:
|Evaluation||Semester||Required High School Credits||Bright Futures GPA||COLLEGE ENTRANCE Exam Score(s)||Service 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 June 30||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.