Tag Archives: Bright Futures

Bright Futures May Extend To Summer Courses

By on January 28th, 2015 | Last updated: January 28, 2015 at 12:28 pm

Governor Rick Scott has proposed a plan to extend Bright Futures scholarships over the summer and repeal sales tax on textbooks. The 65 million dollar plan will reduce the cost of students taking courses over the summer.

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In The News: Businesses Benefit Low Gas Prices, Woman Arrested After Bogus 911 Call, Gov. Scott Declares November ‘Hire A Veteran Month’

By on November 12th, 2014 | Last updated: November 12, 2014 at 1:29 pm

Small businesses are saving money on gasoline due to lower prices and spending that money elsewhere. A Gainesville woman was arrested for making a fake 911 call reporting that she had been shot. Rick Scott declared November as “Hire a Veteran” month on Veteran’s Day. The state university system is beginning to examine aspects of college affordability as a response to a request for more financial aid and cuts in Bright Futures.

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E-Cigarettes May Not Aid Quitting, Study On Nitrates In Florida Springs, Florida Neglects Healthcare Transparency, Bright Futures Criteria Under Investigation

By on March 25th, 2014 | Last updated: March 25, 2014 at 11:49 am

Electronic cigarettes may not help people stop smoking: study – A study by the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education at the University of California found that smokers who used e-cigarettes were no more likely to quit smoking after […]

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Veterans, Undocumented Students Campaign For In-State Tuition

By on October 4th, 2013 | Last updated: October 4, 2013 at 1:09 pm

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Veterans and undocumented students are pushing for a change in the state policy that forces them to pay out-of-state tuition. The FSU Veterans Center, UF Students for a Democratic Society and CHISPAS UF are protesting the current policy.

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Changes to Bright Futures scholarships will affect college funding for minorities

By and on April 9th, 2013 | Last updated: April 9, 2013 at 3:30 pm

Changes to the requirements for Bright Futures scholarship dispersion will affect minority students starting July 1, 2014.

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In the News: Searching for kidnappers, Thatcher dead, Anti-Semitic attacks surge, Bright Futures change

By on April 8th, 2013 | Last updated: April 8, 2013 at 11:24 am

Still no sign of kidnapped Hakken boys or parents – Authorities are still searching for Joshua Hakken, his wife Sharyn, and their two boys Cole and Chase. Hakken is accused of kidnapping his two sons and is thought to be […]

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In the News: attempted murder charge, Internet cafe ban, Bright Futures changes, Taliban attack

By on April 3rd, 2013 | Last updated: April 3, 2013 at 1:37 pm

Florida to ban Internet cafes – Florida Legislature and Gov. Rick Scott plan to ban Internet cafes and senior arcades that use gift cards as prizes. The ban is a response to an investigation into the Allied Veterans of the […]

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