SENIOR ANNOUNCEMENT: FAFSA and Bright Future Scholarship Applications Open!

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SENIOR ANNOUNCEMENT: FAFSA and Bright Future Scholarship Applications Open!

FAFSA and Bright Future Scholarship applications open up October 1st. The fast you sign up, the better!

FAFSA and Bright Future Scholarship applications open up October 1st. The fast you sign up, the better!

Grand Haven Area Community Foundation

FAFSA and Bright Future Scholarship applications open up October 1st. The fast you sign up, the better!

Grand Haven Area Community Foundation

Grand Haven Area Community Foundation

FAFSA and Bright Future Scholarship applications open up October 1st. The fast you sign up, the better!

Jasmeen Rivera, Reporter

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All 2020 Seniors, The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) applications opened, Tuesday, October 1st, along with Bright Future Scholarship applications. FAFSA is a form of documentation that is completed by students to help determine if they qualifies for student financial aid. It is important to take FAFSA applications seriously since qualifying for financial aid can help minimize your stress concerning college finances. You can apply by going to the website, https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa , making an account, and filling out your personal information.

Bright Futures Scholarship also helps with financial aid. There are three qualifying scholarships you can enter: Florida Academic Scholars (FAS), Florida Merit Scholars (FMS), and Gold Seal Vocational Scholars (GSV). The requirements for each scholarship are down below:

High School Course Credits Required Comments
English 4 Three must include substantial writing
Mathematics 4 Must be at or above Algebra I level
Natural Science 3 Two must have substantial lab work
Social Science 3
World Language* 2 Must be sequential, and in the same language

 

SCHOLARSHIP WEIGHTED GPA MINIMUM ACT MINIMUM SAT MINIMUM SERVICE HOURS
FAS 3.50 29 1290 100 hours
FMS 3.00 26 1170 75 hours