Bright Futures Scholarship and IB

The State of Florida provides the Bright Futures Scholarship to students who have graduated from a Florida High School (Public, Private, Home School).

There are two levels: Florida Academic Scholars (FAS) and Florida Medallion Scholars (FMS).

Earning the IB Diploma AUTOMATICALLY qualifies a student for the Florida Academic Scholars Level regardless of SAT/ACT Scores.

All students (Dual Enrolled students, IB Certificate/Course students, AP students, AP+ students, Honors students, General education students, Special Education students, and IB students who do NOT earn the IB Diploma) must meet the requirements in the chart below in order to qualify for either FAS or FMS.

Florida Academic Scholars (FAS)

Florida Medallion Scholars (FMS)

Award Amount

  • 100% Tuition and Fees at a Florida Public College/University
  • Some Florida Private Schools accept Bright Futures
  • $300 per semester for books

Award Amount

  • 75% Tuition and Fees at a Florida Public College/University
  • Some Florida Private Schools accept Bright Futures

Minimum Weighted GPA of 3.5

Minimum Weighted GPA of 3.0

Minimum SAT Score of 1290 OR a Minimum ACT Composite score of 29

Either score is acceptable

Minimum SAT Score of 1170 OR a Minimum ACT Composite score of 26

Either score is acceptable

Minimum Service Hours of 100

Minimum Service Hours of 75

16 High School Credits in:

  • 4 credits in English (3 with substantial writing)
  • 4 credits in Mathematics (at or above the Algebra I level)
  • 3 credits in Natural Sciences (2 must have substantial labs)
  • 3 credits in Social Science
  • 2 credits in World Language (sequential in the same language)

16 High School Credits in:

  • 4 credits in English (3 with substantial writing)
  • 4 credits in Mathematics (at or above the Algebra I level)
  • 3 credits in Natural Sciences (2 must have substantial labs)
  • 3 credits in Social Science
  • 2 credits in World Language (sequential in the same language)

For more information click on this link: https://www.floridastudentfinancialaidsg.org/PDF/BFHandbookChapter1.pdf