Florida Expands the eligibility for it’s Bright Futures scholarship Program
Florida high school students applying for the state’s college and vocational school Bright Futures scholarship program will be able to substitute “paid work experience” for volunteer hours, under a new bill signed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Students who apply for the Bright Futures program starting in the next school year will be able to fulfill the volunteer requirement by working.
During a bill signing ceremony on Monday, June 27, 2022, the Florida Governor said this change will help families whose teenagers need to work.
The scholarships are awarded to students who attain high grade-point averages and test scores.
They receive various scholarship dollars amounts based on what level they achieve.
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