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    Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program

    Gold Seal Vocational (GSV) and Gold Seal CAPE Scholars (GSC)

     

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

    • Fulfill the general requirements for Bright Futures Scholarship Program;
    • Achieve the required weighted minimum 3.0 GPA in the non-elective high school courses;
    • Take at least 3 full credits in a single Career and Technical Education program;
    • Achieve the required minimum 3.5 unweighted GPA in the career education courses;
    • Achieve the required minimum score on the ACT®, SAT®, or Florida Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (P.E.R.T.) exams (see table below); and
    • Complete 30 service hours. Students must complete service hours during high school and by high school graduation.

    Beginning with 2017 graduates, Florida high school students who wish to qualify for the Florida Gold Seal CAPE Scholars (GSC) award must meet the following initial eligibility requirements:

    • Fulfill the general requirements for Bright Futures Scholarship Program;
    • Earn a minimum of five postsecondary credit hours through CAPE industry certifications which articulate for college credit; and
    • Complete 30 community service hours. Students must complete service hours during high school and by high school graduation.

     

    Similar to the Gold Seal Vocational (GSV) award, recipients can use the award toward an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree or Associate of Science (AS) degree.  Unlike the GSV award, upon completion of an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree or Associate of Science (AS) degree 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 or Bachelor of Applied Science degree program.

     

    Bright Futures will evaluate students for the GSC award based on the cumulative industry certification information submitted for students via FASTER.  Qualifying CAP industry certifications are those published on the “Gold Standard Career Pathways” list maintained by the Division of Career and Adult Education (CTE), Florida Department of Education. If you have questions concerning qualifying CAPE industry certifications and/or articulation, you may contact CTE through their website at www.fldoe.org/academics/career-adult-edu.

     

     The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program establishes lottery-funded scholarships to reward Florida high school graduates for high academic achievement.

     

    For further information about Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program, please visit http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/SSFAD/bf/