The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program, funded by the state of Florida, provides scholarships based on high school academic achievement. The program has different award levels, each with its own eligibility criteria and award amounts. Awards are per credit hour. This scholarship is available to all homeschooled high school students in the state.
Many parents get confused by the guidelines for the Bright Futures Scholarship for homeschoolers. Homeschooled students are not required to submit transcripts, have required coursework, or have a minimun GPA, only SAT/ACT scores, volunteer hours, and the application. However, if you read the Bright Futures Scholarship handbook, it is easy to get mixed up and think that they do need them.
Basically, to keep it straight (if you are homeschooling via letter of intent) you have to keep flipping back and forth between page 3 & 8 of the Bright Futures handbook.
You will find that information on page 8:
“Home-educated students do not need to provide a student transcript. The test score and service hour requirements are provided in the table found on page 3.”
Homeschoolers ONLY have to meet the following requirements:
Florida home-educated students must meet the following initial eligibility requirements:
• Meet the General Requirements for Bright Futures; (except the transcript)
• Submit a timely Florida Financial Aid Application;
• Earn required minimum test scores (SAT or ACT): and
• Complete the minimum number of service hours.
Here is the link to the Bright Futures Scholarship Handbook: