Bright Futures scholarships may get tougher to keep

By Scott Travis, Sun Sentinel
1:52 p.m. EST, January 30, 2012

Recipients of Florida’s Bright Futures scholarships may be in for a much dimmer future if their grades slip in college.

Those receiving the most valuable scholarship would eventually have to maintain a 3.5 grade point average — up from the current 3.0 — to keep the scholarship under a proposal supported by the Florida House higher education budget committee. The Senate hasn’t taken up the issue yet.

Those with the second tier Medallion scholarships would have to maintain a 3.0, up from the current 2.75.

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