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.
State Senate Pushes To Expand Bright FuturesAn additional 44,000 Bright Futures students would have their scholarships expanded under a bill approved by the Senate Education Committee.
State Senate To Tackle Big Issues In Opening WeekThe Florida Senate will kick off the 2017 legislative session with a busy first week, it has three major bills scheduled to hit the floor.
Plan Would Extend Bright Futures Into SummerThe state university system's Board of Governors this week will debate expanding the Bright Futures scholarship program to cover summer classes.
Scott Pitches $65 Million In Help For College StudentsGov. Rick Scott continued Thursday to roll out his budget proposal for the coming year, pitching a nearly $65 million plan to reduce the cost of college by repealing the sales tax on textbooks and extending Bright Futures scholarships to cover summer courses.
Governor Scott Wants To Stop Taxing College TextbooksStudents earning a college education may soon get a cost break as the state’s governor is asking to stop taxing college textbooks.
Crist Launches "Kitchen Table" TourIn the final days of the governor’s race, former Gov. Charlie Crist is launching a “kitchen table” tour.
Not-So-Bright Future For Popular Scholarship ProgramThe future could possibly be a little dimmer for some of Florida’s upcoming high school seniors who plan to apply for the Bright Futures scholarship.
Bill Ties Bright Futures To Working In FloridaA House Republican filed a bill Wednesday that would require future recipients of Bright Futures scholarships to reimburse the state if they do not graduate or if they go to work outside of Florida.
Florida Lottery Marks AnniversaryIt’s been 25 years since Florida voters first approved a lottery in the Sunshine State. Since that approval, Florida officials say the lottery has contributed $23 billion towards education through the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund.