2019-20 Bright Futures Appeal Form
The Bright Futures scholarship program provides an appeal process for students who do not meet the renewal
requirements. Appeals may be filed when a student does not meet minimum grade point average and/or credit hours
requirements during 2019-20 due to one of two circumstances: verifiable illness or an emergency beyond the student’s
control. The appeal must include a statement of the circumstances of the illness or emergency and its impact on the
student’s performance along with documentation of the circumstances.
DEADLINE: All appeals for verifiable illness and/or emergencies beyond the student’s control during Fall
2019 and/or Spring 2020 must be submitted by June 11, 2020.
A. Student Information
Last Name First Name M.I. Student ID
B. Scholarship for which you are appealing:
☐ Florida Bright Futures Academic Scholarship (FAS - 3.0 minimum GPA)
☐ Florida Bright Futures Medallion Scholarship (FMS - 2.75 minimum GPA)
☐ Florida Bright Futures Gold Seal Scholarship (FVGS - 2.75 minimum GPA)
☐ Florida Bright Futures Gold Seal CAPE Scholarship (GSC - 2.75 minimum GPA)
C. Required Documentation (submit both 1 & 2):
1. Attach a typed, signed, detailed letter explaining how an illness or an extenuating circumstance beyond your
control prevented you from meeting the Bright Futures GPA and/or credit hour requirements.
2. Attach date specific supporting documentation from a disinterested third party. Documentation must be relevant
to the semesters in which academic difficulty was experienced. Acceptable documentation may include but is not
a. Letter (not prescription) from a physician or counselor indicating the dates of the medical care
b. Copy of a death certificate, obituary, or third party documentation of the death of a family member
c. Accident / Police Reports / Court Records, etc.
Note: Do not submit original documentation. Please provide legible copies.
Credit Hour Renewal Requirements for Bright Futures:
12 credit hours earned for each term paid if enrolled full-time
9 credit hours earned for each term paid if enrolled ¾ time
6 credit hours earned for each term paid if enrolled ½ time