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 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 apply by December 31 of the student's graduation year in order to receive an award for the current academic year. Service hours and test scores through January 31 are considered in a mid-year graduate's final evaluation.
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.
For our students' privacy, we do not enter student 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 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.