Bright Futures Resource Page

There are nearly 27,000 Florida Bright Futures Scholars at the University of Florida, and 98% of incoming in-state Freshmen receive the award. In addition to our Bright Futures Program Details page, we have also created additional resources to guide students and parents through some of the terms and processes of the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program.

Bright Futures Media Resources

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Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program Glossary of Terms

Academic Year

The fall and spring terms

Cohort

A group of Bright Futures recipients identified by their year of high school graduation

Hours of Funding

The percentage of a program of study/the number of credit hours of funding available to be used by a Bright Futures recipient

Years of Funding

The number of years funding is available to a Bright Futures recipient

Renewal

The eligibility of a Bright Futures recipient to receive their award in the subsequent academic year, determined by grades and hours requirements

Restoration

  • Summer Restoration
    The use of subsequent summer grades and/or hours to meet the scholarship requirements when the renewal requirements were not met at the end of the academic year
  • Subsequent Year Restoration
    After a scholarship has been lost, the student attends at least one academic year without funding, and upon meeting the scholarship GPA requirement, applies for Restoration on the OSFA website
  • Bright Futures Academic > Medallion > Academic Restoration
    If an Academic recipient has a 2.75 – 2.99 GPA at the end of the academic year, the student will renew at the Bright Futures Medallion level. If the student meets the 3.0 requirement, either at the end of the following summer, or after at least one year of funding at the Medallion level, the student will automatically restore their Academic Scholars award.
  • ALL RESTORATIONS ARE ONE-TIME ONLY
    The use of any of these restorations at any time will be considered use of the ONE-TIME RESTORATION

Reinstatement

If a Bright Futures recipient did not receive scholarship funds during the academic year, their Bright Futures Program will become inactive. In order to receive the award in a subsequent year, a Reinstatement application must be completed on the OSFA website

Note: If a student withdraws from and repays a full semester of courses, and does not receive funding in the other term, or withdraws from and repays both semesters, this is considered an unfunded academic year, and the student must apply for Reinstatement prior to the next academic year they wish to be funded.

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