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
Summer 2020 must be submitted by August 7, 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