Florida Higher Education Aid Programs Face ChangesDuring this year’s legislative session, lawmakers eliminated grants that help students at some private colleges pay tuition and got rid of an annual textbook stipend for Bright Futures scholarship recipients.
Controversial Bright Futures Funding Change Clears Florida SenateDespite an outcry from opponents warning that “guaranteed” Bright Futures scholarship funding could be upended, the Senate on Thursday passed a measure that would tie aid amounts to money set aside in each year’s state budget.
Florida Senate Panel Scales Back Bill That Would Have Reduced Bright Futures ScholarshipsA Florida Senate panel on Tuesday scaled back a bill that would have reduced Bright Futures scholarships for students pursuing certain degrees, but opponents are now focusing criticism on whether the measure will jeopardize future funding for the program.
Florida Senate Likely To Scale Back Controversial Bright Futures BillIn an apparent victory for opponents, the Florida Senate this week could drastically overhaul a controversial proposal aimed at reducing state Bright Futures scholarships for students in degree programs deemed unlikely to lead to jobs.
Controversial Plan To Reduce Bright Futures Scholarships Clears First Hurdle In Florida LegislatureWith dozens of students testifying against the bill, a controversial plan to reduce Bright Futures scholarships for students who pursue degrees deemed unlikely to lead to jobs was approved Tuesday by a Senate committee.
Controversial Bright Futures Scholarship Bill Back On Legislative Agenda With Some ChangesUnder pressure that has included a student-led opposition campaign, lawmakers are expected to overhaul a controversial Senate proposal that would tie Bright Futures scholarships to a list of job-creating degrees.
Controversial Bill That Would Cut Bright Futures Put On HoldA controversial bill that would make it so that only students in majors deemed likely to “lead directly to employment” eligible for Bright Futures scholarships has been put on hold.
Bright Futures Test Deadline Is Here For Recent Florida High School GradsToday, December 1st, is the qualification deadline for recent high-school graduates to meet SAT or ACT test-score requirements to qualify for Bright Futures scholarships.
Florida Bright Futures Test Deadline ExtendedFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis has extended the deadline for recent high-school graduates to meet SAT or ACT test-score requirements to qualify for Bright Futures scholarships until December 1, 2020. qualify for Bright Futures scholarships.
Florida Eases Rules On Bright Futures Scholarship ProgramEducation Commissioner Richard Corcoran late Wednesday signed an emergency order that eases some eligibility requirements for awards under the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program.
Florida Lawmakers Boost Funding For Bright FuturesWith little discussion, a legislative panel Thursday approved adding $25.3 million to the Bright Futures scholarship program because of higher-than-expected student participation.
Lawmakers Could Add $25 Million To Florida Bright FuturesFlorida lawmakers next week will consider pumping an additional $25.3 million into the Bright Futures scholarship program amid higher-than-expected student participation this year.
More Florida Students Look To Bright FuturesMore Florida students are taking advantage of beefed-up scholarship programs that help pay for tuition, fees and books at state universities and colleges.
Bright Futures Expansion Ready For SummerFor the first time in 17 years, top-performing students will be able to use their Bright Futures scholarships to attend summer classes at state universities and colleges.
The Florida Lottery Is Proud To Help Students Achieve Their Dreams Of A Higher EducationMore than $33 billion generated for education in Florida! These contributions have enabled more than 775,000 students to attend college through the Lottery-funded Bright Futures Scholarship Program.