Seniors 2019 Florida Bright Futures Scholarship
In order to apply for the 2019 Florida Bright Futures Scholarship, you will need to submit a completed Initial Student Financial Aid Application during your last year of high school but before graduation. The application opens on December 1, 2018.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Seniors will also need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) atwww.fafsa.ed.gov This is a requirement to receive financial aid from any college or university and to receive Bright Futures. Applications will open on October 1, 2018.
The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a program co-sponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation. It is a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT. It also gives students a chance to enter the NMSC scholarship programs and gain access to career planning tools.
This test is administered to all MICS tenth and eleventh grade students in October. The date is determined by the College Board.
The SAT and ACT tests are tools designed to assess a student’s academic readiness for college. These exams provide opportunities for college acceptance, financial aid, and scholarships. The SAT or ACT tests scores are required for acceptance to all colleges or universities, and to determine scholarship eligibility, including Florida Bright Futures. Students will follow an individualized plan through the MICS College Advising office, which will include when they should begin to register for tests and to determine if it is necessary to repeat one or both exams. It is highly recommended that parents and students familiarize themselves with the College Board andACT websites as they are helpful tools that will aid students in success.