Florida Lottery Secretary John F. Davis Urges Madison County Students: Aim High, Work Hard, and Apply for The Bright Futures Scholarship!

April 26, 2024 | Lottery News

TALLAHASSEE, Florida (April 25, 2024) — On Tuesday, Florida Lottery (Lottery) Secretary John F. Davis encouraged Madison County High School students to aim high, work hard, dream big – and apply for a Bright Futures Scholarship! Addressing around 200 freshmen and sophomores, Secretary Davis emphasized the importance of hard work and highlighted the opportunity the scholarship program offers.

Secretary Davis, alongside Florida Education Commissioner Manny Diaz, Jr., has embarked on a statewide tour, actively connecting with students as part of the “Keep Florida’s Future Bright” initiative, aimed at raising awareness about the Bright Futures Scholarship Program.

“Keep Florida’s Future Bright” aims to increase applications and awards for the scholarship. Established by the Florida Legislature in 1997, the program, primarily funded by the Lottery, allows students to pursue postsecondary education at Florida universities and colleges as well as trade and vocational schools. To date, more than $8 billion has been used to fund Bright Futures, which has enabled almost one million students to achieve their dreams of pursuing higher education.

“The Florida Lottery recognizes the significant role of education in our communities,” Secretary Davis said. “Teaming up with Governor DeSantis and the Florida Department of Education to promote the ‘Keep Florida’s Future Bright’ initiative demonstrates our commitment to ensuring every student in Florida has the opportunity to pursue a Bright Futures scholarship.”

As part of the initiative, a centralized portal has been established to provide essential resources for students, parents, guardians, and educators. This one-stop shop offers frequently asked questions, checklists, application support, test preparation resources, and more. Visit www.FloridaBrightFutures.gov to access the Bright Futures information portal.


The Florida Lottery is responsible for generating more than $46 billion for education and sending more than 983,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests 99 percent of its revenue into Florida’s economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,500 Lottery retailers, and transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $91.2 billion in prizes and made more than 3,800 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.floridalottery.com.

SOURCE: The Florida Lottery.

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