The Bright Futures Scholarship

How to Apply

1. Starting May 1st, 2022, register and login to Apply SVCF, our online application system. Applications are due June 12th.

2. Complete your Apply SVCF profile; the system will use your profile information to determine your eligibility for scholarships.

3. If you are eligible, complete the online application. You’ll have to provide info on your education, extracurricular activities and financial information.

4. Upload the required application documents, outlined at left.

5. Save, review and finalize your application, then submit!

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For graduating high school seniors, currently enrolled undergraduate students, and reentry students pursuing a first associate (AA) or bachelor’s (BA) degree, and graduate students who can demonstrate academic excellence and financial need.

Scholarship Amount

Up to $5,000


The Bright Futures Scholarship was established in 2010 by SVCF to provide additional scholarship opportunities to the many worthy applicants that seek funding each year. The selection committee looks for students showing academic promise and whose educational opportunities will be increased by financial assistance. Scholarships are one-time or renewable.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Demonstrated Financial Need per FASFA
  • Minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA)
  • U.S. Citizen, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), or Eligible Noncitizen per FAFSA
  • Enrolled or plan to enroll at a two-year or four-year U.S. accredited college or university for the 2022-23 academic year
  • Pursuing a first associate’s (AA), bachelor’s (BA), or graduate degree
  • Full-time enrollment

Selection Criteria:

  • Demonstrate unmet need of more than $1,000 for the upcoming academic term by submitting most recent financial aid award letter. Your unmet need does not include student loans and work study.
  • Academic excellence
  • Overall quality of the personal statement:
    • Prompt: Tell us why you are a good candidate to receive The Bright Futures Scholarship and what impact this scholarship will have on your ability to continue education
    • Your statement should be no more than 500 words

Required Materials:

  • Application
  • Personal statement
  • Student Aid Report
  • College Financial Aid Award Letter
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Academic transcript
    • High school transcript for graduating high school senior or reentry student who has not attended college OR undergraduate college transcript for currently enrolled undergraduate student, reentry student who has completed some college, or graduating college senior applying to graduate studies OR graduate school transcript for currently enrolled graduate students