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Florida Bright Futures

Visit the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program website.

There are two basic Bright Futures Scholarship programs that are congruent with Carrollwood Day School students. The FAS (Florida Academic Scholarship: 100% tuition covered) and the FMS (Florida Medallion Scholarship: $158.00 per credit or approximately $4,740.00 per academic year-30 credits).

The requirements for both academic awards are as follows:

Florida Academic Scholarship

  • Weighted HS GPA Minimum    3.5
  • SAT/ACT Minimum                  1290 SAT / 29 ACT
  • Service Hours Required          100 (throughout grades 9-12)
  • Award Amount                         100% tuition / fees, $300 stipend in fall & spring ($211 / credit hour)
  • Maintained GPA in College      3.0

Florida Medallion Scholarship

  • Weighted HS GPA Minimum   3.0
  • SAT/ACT Minimum                 1170 SAT / 26 ACT
  • Service Hours Required          75 (throughout grades 9-12)
  • Award Amount                        $158/credit hour or $4,740 per year (30 credit hours ~ 75% tuition)
  • Maintained GPA in College     2.75

Interesting Facts/ Exceptions

  • FAS or FMS can be applied to a Florida 4-year public, private, or a 2-year community college.
    • The same dollar amount applies to all.
  • Academic (selected courses) will be met via required IB curriculum at CDS.
  • Automatic qualifiers include: 
    • National Merit Finalists
    • National Hispanic Merit Finalists
    • students who earn a Cambridge AICE Diploma (Advanced International Certificate of Education)
    • students who earn an IB Diploma
    • students who graduate with the IB curriculum (with associated testing minimums 1290 / 29-FAS or 1170 / 26-FMS and service hours 100-FAS / 75-FMS).