Bright Futures Scholarship Interview


The future of Bright Futures isn't looking so bright.

It's getting harder to receive a Bright Futures Scholarship in Florida.

Now Florida lawmakers need to decide, do they want Bright Futures for the few, or the many?

They've tried it both ways since the lottery-financed college scholarship program began in 1997, but it isn't working.

Funds have been drastically cut due to shrinking lottery dollars and growing popularity of the program.

Suzanne Farrar, Director of Secondary Instructional Services, joined us in studio to explain the situation.

Cutting back on Bright Futures will have little effect on the state's top achievers, many who qualify for other academic scholarships. But some say it will deny a college education to thousands of good students from low and middle income families.


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