Bright Futures Scholarship for Homeschoolers, Simplified

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.

So, we have to ignore every place where it says “coursework” “transcript” and “GPA”, because homeschooled students are NOT required to submit their transcripts. They have to meet all the requirements EXCEPT the transcript requirements (which has required coursework, minimum GPA).

Bright Futures Scholarship for Homeschoolers
The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship is available to homeschoolers in the state.

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: and
• Complete the minimum number of service hours.

Here is the link to the Bright Futures Scholarship Handbook:

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A homeschooling mother of 5, home education advocate, and former classroom teacher. She is a writer, blogger, and poet. "I just want to encourage, and be encouraged. Inspire, and be inspired. Teach a little, and learn a lot," is her approach to life.

Lupe Tucker

A homeschooling mother of 5, home education advocate, and former classroom teacher. She is a writer, blogger, and poet. "I just want to encourage, and be encouraged. Inspire, and be inspired. Teach a little, and learn a lot," is her approach to life.

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