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Florida gives students more time to qualify for Bright Futures scholarship

Posted at 10:15 PM, Jun 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-11 18:18:39-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- High school students in Florida will have some leeway to qualify for a Bright Futures scholarship.

A new executive order signed by Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran gives students until July 31 to get their SAT and ACT scores high enough to qualify for a scholarship, which is a month later than the original deadline.

The state's education department is also working with ACT to get more test sites open in Florida. Over the last several months, the coronavirus pandemic has made it tougher for Florida students to schedule a test.

The Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) said the College Board had recently told the department that it will not do tests in June and July. FLDOE said it is working with districts and colleges to help them open up additional testing sites.

You can click here for more information on Florida's scholarships and grant programs.