Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program - Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars Award (GSV)

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

August 31

Awarded By

Florida Department of Education, Office of Student Financial Assistance

Award Amount

Scholarship award amounts are set in the General Appropriations Act each year. Recipients will receive a fixed cost per credit hour based on award level, institution type, and credit type. Students who are designated as the Academic Top Scholar in their district will receive a bonus per credit hours award. Detailed information on award amounts is available on the OSFA website by clicking on the "Chapter 2: Information to Know Now That You Are Eligible" link. Funding is available for 100 percent of the student's program of study, to include up to 72 credit hours in A.S., A.A.S., C.C.C., or P.S.A.V. programs or 60 credit hours in A.T.D. programs. Funding is available for up to five years after the student's high school graduation.


The number of awards offered varies annually based on the number of qualified students. In the 2014-2015 academic year, there were 882 initial awards disbursed.

Deadline Info

Applications are available from the Florida Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) website. Students must apply online by completing the Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA). Students are ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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