Defer Bright Futures Scholarship Award
Students that are awarded the Bright Futures Scholarship are allowed to use the award up to 2 years after graduation. There are several reasons a student may not use it immediately following graduation: goes to school out of state and then returns to Florida to complete their remaining college courses, goes into the military and does not start college right awary, gap year, etc. A new deferment is now accepted by Bright Futures: High school graduates may now choose to defer their scholarship award upon completion of a full-time religious or service obligation lasting at least 18 months. To learn more please refer to the Bright Futures website.