MICS follows the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship requirements for community service hours. At the time of this publication Florida Bright Futures community requirements are as follows:
Florida Academic Scholars: 100 hours of community service
Florida Medallion Scholars: 75 hours of community service
IMPORTANT: These requirements are subject to change with each Florida legislative session.
In order to be eligible for any of the awards listed above, a student must complete the required amount of service hours for the scholarship they are seeking. It is the student’s responsibility to seek out community service opportunities and complete them by the deadline date of March 1st of the senior year. MICS will post opportunities of service hours on the school website throughout the year, but at times it may be necessary for a student to go outside of the school for opportunities. Please continually refer to the Guidance section of the MICS website for possible opportunities. Students may print out Community Service Logs from the website or they may pick them up from the College Advisor. Service Logs may be turned in after each service project or may be saved up until the deadline of March 1st of the senior year. You are strongly encouraged to keep copies for your records.
It is impossible to know if a student entering high school as a freshman will qualify for any Bright Future scholarship, therefore it is strongly recommended that students begin fulfilling their service requirements upon entering ninth grade. To keep on pace it is recommended students complete at least 25 community service hours each year they attend high school. Community service hours earned before the ninth grade are not eligible toward the Bright Futures requirements.
COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES