Scholarships

Scholarship application
  • College is expensive, but there is good news – a lot of free money is available! Here you’ll find out how to access scholarships that could help you pay for tuition, books and other education-related expenses. For information on Scholarships, contact your school's BRACE Advisor

    You can also do a search for scholarships in Naviance Student!

    You definitely won’t get scholarship money if you don’t try, so you have nothing to lose by applying.

    Be sure you’ve completed the FAFSA, as many scholarship applications require it.

Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program

  • The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program’s purpose is to reward students for their academic achievements during high school by providing funding to attend postsecondary education in Florida. Students who complete a standard diploma may be considered for a Bright Futures Scholarship. See below for ways to qualify for a Bright Futures Scholarship. 

  • Florida Academic Scholar (FAS)

    Requirements include the following:

    16 credits of college preparatory academic courses:

    • 4 English
    • 4 Mathematics at or above Algebra 1
    • 3 Natural Science
    • 3 Social Science
    • 2 World Language (sequential, in the same language)

    To be a Florida Academic Scholar: 3.5 recalculated* weighted GPA in the above courses, 100 community service hours, and a best composite score of:

    **1330 on the SAT (based on combined Critical Reading and Math sections only) or 29 on the ACT (excluding the writing section).

  • Florida Medallion Scholar (FMS)

    Requirements include the following:

    16 credits of college preparatory academic courses:

    • 4 English
    • 4 Mathematics at or above Algebra 1
    • 3 Natural Science
    • 3 Social Science
    • 2 World Language (sequential, in the same language)

    To be a Florida Medallion Scholar: 3.0 recalculated* weighted GPA in the above courses, 75 community service hours, and a minimum score of:

    **1210 on the SAT (based on combined Critical Reading and Math sections only) or 25 on the ACT (excluding the writing section).

    Students may use up to 2 additional credits from courses in the academic areas listed above to raise their Bright Futures GPA if necessary.

  • Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars (GSV)

    Requirements include the following:

    16 core credits required for high school graduation:

    • 4 English
    • 4 Mathematics (including Algebra 1 and Geometry)
    • 3 Natural Science (including Biology)
    • 3 Social Science (U.S. History, World History, .5 credit U.S. Gov’t, and .5 credit Econ)
    • 1 Fine OR identified Practical Art; OR .5 credit in each
    • 1 Physical Education (to include integration of health)

    3.0 recalculated* weighted GPA in the core credits above required for graduation, 30 community service hours, a minimum of 3 career and technical education credits in 1 vocational program with an unweighted 3.5 GPA in those courses. Students must also earn the minimum score on each section of the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT), SAT, or ACT (test sections cannot be combined):

    1. PERT: Reading 106/Writing 103/Math 114
    2. SAT: Reading 24/Writing 25/Math 24
    3. ACT: English 17/Reading 19/Math 19

  • Florida Gold Seal CAPE Scholar

    Florida high school students who wish to qualify for the Florida Gold Seal CAPE Scholars award must meet the following initial eligibility requirements:

    • Meet the General Requirements for Bright Futures.
    • Earn a minimum of 5 postsecondary credit hours through CAPE industry certifications which articulate for college credit.
    • Complete 30 service hours.

    The Florida Gold Seal CAPE Scholars award can only be used to fund a career education or certificate program.

    Upon completion of an associate in science degree program that articulates to a bachelor of science degree, a GSC Scholar may also receive an award for a maximum of 60 credit hours toward a bachelor of science degree program. Upon completion of an associate in applied science program, a GSC Scholar may also receive an award for a maximum of 60 credit hours toward a bachelor of applied science degree program.

Broward Education Foundation

  • Making the Dream of Attending College A Reality

    Each year the Broward Education Foundation Scholarship Celebration raises dollars to provide scholarships to deserving graduating seniors who dream of attending college.

    Through the Broward Education Fund, with support from the Broward Advisors for Continuing Education (BRACE), qualifying Broward County students receive scholarships to attend a state or community college, university or vocational school.

    Who Can Apply

    Student selection is based on un-met financial need and additional criteria when specified. Scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors who have exhausted all other avenues for financial aid and still fall short of the financial means necessary to attend state or community college, university or vocational school. Broward County Public Schools graduating seniors are encouraged to apply for the many different scholarships that are offered by the Broward Education Foundation.

    Go to Broward Education Foundation to learn more

    Go to the Scholarship Application

Contact Information

  • College, Career, & Life Readiness

    600 SE Third Avenue - 13th Floor

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

    Phone: 754-321-2119

    Fax: --

    TTL: --

    Phone: --

    Carol Lopez

    Supervisor