Bright Future Scholarships

The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship program establishes lottery-funded scholarships to reward Florida high school graduates for high academic achievement. The final determination of eligibility for the Florida Bright Futures program is determined by the State of Florida. Stetson University will be notified of final eligibility for Florida Bright Futures in mid-July.

Stetson University accepts the following Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program awards:

  • Florida Academic Scholars (F.A.S.) award (including Academic Top Scholars (A.T.S.) award)
  • Florida Medallion Scholars (F.MS) award

Initial Eligibility Requirements to Receive Funding

Florida Academic Scholars:

  • Minimum high school weighted GPA of 3.50
  • Minimum ACT score of 29 or SAT score of 1340 or CLT score of 96
  • Minimum 100 hours of community service

Florida Medallion Scholars

  • Minimum high school weighted GPA of 3.00
  • Minimum ACT score of 25 or SAT score of 1210 or CLT score of 84
  • Minimum 100 hours of community service

Award Amounts per Credit Hour

These figures are based on the cost per credit hour for four-year universities and are from the 2023 - 2024 academic year.

  • Academic Top Scholars (A.T.S.): $44.00
  • Florida Academic Scholar (F.A.S.): $212.00
  • Florida Medallion Scholar (F.MS): $159.00

Renewal Requirements

The student's cumulative GPA must meet the following minimum levels:

  • Florida Academic Scholars  3.0
  • Florida Medallion Scholars  2.75

Florida Academic Scholars recipients with a cumulative GPA between 2.75 and 2.99 can be renewed as Florida Medallion Scholars level. 

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Learn More

If you have any further questions regarding Bright Futures, please see the Bright Futures Scholarship Program website, the State of Florida's Office of Student Financial Assistance website or call the Florida Department of Education at 888-827-2004.

If you have any questions regarding your Bright Futures at Stetson University, please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at 386-822-7100, option #2.