Florida Department of Education, Office of Student Financial Assistance
Eligible students will receive an award equal to the per term institutional cost of attendance (COA), minus the sum of the Bright Futures (BF) award and an award associated with the National Merit/Achievement® (NM) process. The COA is the total amount of cost to attend college full-time each term, and may include but is not limited to: tuition & fees; on-campus room & board; books; supplies; travel; and miscellaneous expenses. The highest institutional COA, as reported by the Board of Governors of the State University System, will be used in the calculation of awards for students who attend an eligible four-year independent postsecondary institution. The award is automatically renewable if the recipient has earned: credit for all hours enrolled by the regular drop/add period each term; and cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Eligibility for renewal is determined at the end of the second semester, third quarter, or the equivalent of each academic year. This program will provide funds for 100 percent of the number of credit hours required to complete a baccalaureate degree program, or until completion of a baccalaureate degree program, whichever comes first. A student enrolled in a 4-year degree program is eligible to receive an award for a maximum of 8 semesters or 12 quarters. Students enrolled in a 5-year undergraduate degree program are eligible to receive an award for a maximum of 10 semesters or 15 quarters.
The number of awards offered varies annually based on the number of eligible students. In 2014-2015, there were 201 awards disbursed.
The Florida Incentive Scholarship Program is a merit scholarship for 2013-2014 Florida high school graduates and later who achieved the National Merit® or National Achievement® Finalist designation. The postsecondary institution will disburse the scholarship to the eligible student. The award is not available to fund summer coursework. The award may not be used to pay for remedial coursework or developmental education.
Award information is available on the Florida Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) website. Applications are not required to apply for this award. Students are automatically awarded upon enr ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.