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Unformatted text preview: 1 Predict Your Future Make It Happen Earn A Bright Futures Award! FLORIDA BRIGHT FUTURES SCHOLARSHIPS 2010 The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program has helped more than 405,000 Florida students attend a postsecondary institution. The program offers three levels of scholarship awards the Florida Academic Scholars award (FAS), the Florida Medallion Scholars award (FMS), and the Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars award (GSV). Read this brochure to find out how to qualify for a Bright Futures Scholarship. Your Responsibilities It is your job to know and meet the requirements of the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program before high school graduation and throughout your college career. The Application To apply for a Bright Futures Scholarship, you must submit a completed (error free) Initial Student Florida Financial Aid Application during your last year in high school (after December 1 and prior to graduation). You must apply during your last year in high school, before graduation,* or you will forfeit all future eligibility for a Bright Futures Scholarship. To apply online, visit www.FloridaStudentFinancialAid.org , select State Grants, Scholarships & Applications and click on Apply Here. The application gives the Florida Department of Education permission to evaluate your high school transcript and test scores for eligibility for state scholarships and grants, including a Bright Futures Scholarship. You may apply prior to meeting all requirements. Note: The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is NOT a requirement for Bright Futures qualification but you are encouraged to apply as it may help you find other available financial aid. Not Sure About College? You should apply for a Bright Futures Scholarship even if you are considering not going to college, are planning to go out of state, are taking a few years off, or are enlisting in the military. Eligible students have up to three years from high school graduation to begin using the scholarship. Note: Initially eligible students who enlist in the United States Armed Forces immediately after high school graduation (within three years after separation from active duty), or students who receive a Florida Bright Futures Scholarship and discontinue their education to enlist in the United States Armed Forces, commence the remainder of their seven-year renewal period upon the date of separation from active duty. Make the Grade It is your responsibility to earn the necessary Grade Point Average (GPA) in the required high school classes. Not all high school courses will qualify you for a Bright Futures Scholarship. Ask your guidance counselor or refer to the Bright Futures Web site for course information....
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- Spring '09