Many of you in the Class of 2020 have concerns about the FL Bright Futures scholarship because the deadline to have all the requirements to qualify is June 30th. Students may not be able to complete the SAT or ACT in time and complete their volunteer hours.
The Bright Futures program must adhere to state statutes. The Office of Student Financial Assistance has requested extensions from the Florida Legislature, and are awaiting a response. After the decision has been made, they will post on their website. If further assistance is needed, please call OSFA Customer Service at 888-827-2004.
The Florida Legislature has passed a bill that will result in higher required test scores for Bright Futures college scholarships for students who graduate in 2021 and beyond. Click here for details regarding the changes.
Click here for complete information on the current program.
Click here to learn about student eligibility requirements, necessary documentation and submission deadlines for Bright Futures for the Class of 2020.
Click here to find out what happens after you apply.
Click here for the West Orange High School Bright Futures scholarship presentation.
Just a reminder that to obtain the Bright Futures Academic Scholarship this year students need a 1290 SAT or 29 ACT score and 100 Community service hours. Students need a 1170 SAT or 26 ACT score with 75 community service hours to obtain the Bright Futures Medallion Scholarship.
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Although it is not a requirement to graduate, community service hours are required for the Bright Futures Scholarship (100 hours are required for the highest Bright Futures scholarship level) and are a positive addition to college applications. Students will find volunteer opportunities with many clubs and organizations at school, so check out Club Rush in the Cafeteria during Warrior Welcome. Click here for the guidelines and forms.
Seniors and Senior Parents
Every Senior needs to complete the FAFSA.
FAFSA application opens October 1st.
Click here to view the Top 10 FAFSA Myths.
Click here for complete information about FAFSA and the FAFSA process.
Click here to learn about the seven things you need before you fill out the FAFSA.
Click here to learn about the 11 common FAFSA mistakes you don’t want to make.
Click here for the Parents Guide.