Bright Flight Scholarship Increased for Academic Year

By KOLR10 News

Published 07/13 2014 10:01AM

Updated 07/13 2014 10:58AM

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- According to the Missouri Department of Higher Education, Students receiving the Bright Flight scholarship will see a $500 increase in the amount for the 2014-2015 academic year

Students who score in the top 3 percent on the ACT or SAT test are eligible to receive $3,000, the maximum scholarship amount, to attend a qualifying Missouri college or university.

To qualify for the scholarship, a student must be a Missouri resident, earn a composite ACT score of 31 or higher or a score of 800 in both critical reading and math on the SAT.

Approximately 6,100 students are expected to receive the Bright Flight Scholarship this fall.

The Bright Flight Scholarship program was established in 1986 to encourage top-ranking high school seniors to continue their education in Missouri.

For more information about the Bright Flight Scholarship, visit

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