Bright Futures is a merit-based scholarship connected to the Florida Application for Aid. After a student completes the FAFSA, they should complete the Florida Application for Aid to receive state aid, including Bright Futures. The state determines eligibility for Bright Futures, so the student is not required to complete a FAFSA to be eligible for Bright Futures. Once the student has completed their service hours, they should report them to their counselor. The registrar of the high school reports this information to the state in September, February and July for final transcripts. Community Service Hours completed and turned into the high school can be viewed in the student’s Crosspoint, Transcripts and Community Service Hours.