• Bright Futures Volunteer Service/Paid Work

    To be eligible to receive one of the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Awards, students must complete either volunteer service hours or paid work hours. 

     

    Volunteer Service Hours Needed:

    • Florida Academic Scholarship - 100 hours
    • Florida Medallion Scholarship - 75 hours 
    • Gold Seal CAPE - 30 hours
    • Gold Seal Vocational - 30 hours 

     

    Paid Work Hours Needed: 

    • Florida Academic Scholarship - 100 hours
    • Florida Medallion Scholarship - 100 hours
    • Gold Seal CAPE - 100 hours
    • Gold Seal Vocational - 100 hours

     

    Combined Volunteer and Paid Work Hours Needed:

    • Florida Academic Scholarship - 100 hours
    • Florida Medallion Scholarship - 100 hours
    • Gold Seal CAPE - 100 hours
    • Gold Seal Vocational - 100 hours

     

    Beginning with the class of 2023, students may now use work hours in lieu of service hours.

    Service and work hours can be combined.

    Both work and service hours must be completed with an agency, company, organization or business where they can be verified.

    Students must be in high school (summer before 9th grade is acceptable).

    Hours should be completed by June 30th after high school graduation. 

    Steps to Follow

    1. Students determine where they want to complete their service/work and complete a Bright Futures Service/Work Hours Proposal form (PCS form 2-2602-2).
    2. Turn in the proposal to the high school service/work designee for review and to determine if it is acceptable.
    3. If acceptable, complete the Bright Futures Log & Reflection form (PCS form 2-2602-3) to track hours. This is turned in at the high school upon completion.
    4. Students must complete and have approved a proposal for each location and maintain separate log forms.

     

    What hours cannot count? 

    SERVICE HOURS

    1. Court mandated community service.
    2. Service hours where a family member is verifying the completed hours.
    3. An activity where there is no responsible adult on site to evaluate and confirm student performance.
    4. Donations, such as Locks of Love or giving blood.
    5. Participation on a sports team or a performance of any kind unless participation is considered an act of service.

     

    WORK HOURS

    1. Work hours where a family member is verifying the completed hours.