House Bill 461 was signed to expand eligibility requirements for the Bright Futures Scholarship Program to include paid work experience as a substitute for service hours but ONLY in order to meet the Bright Futures Scholarship community service requirement.
Here are some things to consider when applying HB461 to your graduation/college plans:
- Work hours can ONLY be used toward the Bright Futures requirement.
- Work hours CANNOT be used for the 40 hour graduation requirement; this requirement must still be met by the student volunteer hours.
- Work hours CANNOT be used toward Silver Cord.
- Whether you are going for the 75% or 100% Bright Future scholarship, the total number of work hours required is the same: 100 hours.
- Work hours CANNOT be combined with volunteer hours to meet any requirements. They are exclusive to the Bright Futures requirement
- Only work hours earned beginning July 1, 2022 will be accepted.
- Any work hour documentation submitted after graduation, even if earned prior to graduation, cannot be accepted.
- There is a specific form to document work hours. Click on Image Below to access the form and as always, if you have any questions or need assistance, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org: