CHS seniors have bright futures

Posted 3/25/21

The Bright Futures scholarship offers students close to $20,000 each, split evenly over four years.

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CHS seniors have bright futures


CLEWISTON- Clewiston High School (CHS) congratulated 17 of their seniors after they received their Bright Futures Scholarships on Thursday, March 25. The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship is for Florida residents who wish to stay in the state to pursue college or professional studies and benefit from the scholarship.

“The Bright Futures scholarship offers students close to $20,000 each, split evenly over four years,” CHS announced. “In total, these young men & women have qualified for almost $370,000 in Bright Futures scholarships!”

According to the Bright Futures Student Handbook, the general requirements that apply to all Bright Futures Scholarships are:

  • You must be a resident of Florida and a US citizen or an eligible non-citizen (as determined by your college).
  • You must complete the application for financial assistance in Florida before August 31st of your high school year.
  • Also, you must obtain a Florida high school diploma or its equivalent from a Florida public high school or a registered Florida Department of Education private school.
  • You should not have been convicted of a crime.
  • You must be accepted by and enrol in a degree or certificate program at an eligible Florida public or independent postsecondary institution (postsecondary, college, vocational, or professional program).
  • In addition, you must be enrolled for at least 6 (non-remedial) credit hours per term.

“In order to qualify, students must score higher than a 1210 SAT or 25 ACT, earn a 3.0 or higher GPA, and earn at least 75 community service hours,” CHS explained regarding more specific requirements. “Several of these students earned the highest level Florida Academic Scholars scholarship which requires a 1330 SAT or 29 ACT score, and places them amongst the highest scoring students in the nation!”

CHS added, “We're very proud of these young men and women for their tremendous hard work and dedication and we give thanks to their parents and to the family members, teachers, professors, coaches, neighbors, and community members who've contributed to their tremendous success! Go Tigers!!!”

To find out more about the Bright Futures Program, visit the website: