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Florida Lottery Bright Futures Scholarship paves the way for students

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Posted at 1:00 PM, Jun 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-17 13:00:32-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Lauryn Brown excelled academically, graduating from Godby High School at fifteen years old.

Although her sights were set on a career in health care, her path to success wasn’t guaranteed.

“I definitely knew that I was going to go to college,” Lauryn says. “It was just a matter of when and how I was going to pay for it.”

A guidance counselor pointed her toward the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program.

With a lot of hard work and late-night study sessions, Lauryn was awarded the scholarship and enrolled at Florida State University at just 16 years old.

Her goal of a career in medicine, “to change the way people go about their lives,” was coming into focus.

Lauryn recently graduated from Florida State University (and is a Tally native) and will be attending Georgia State University in the Fall with 100% tuition waiver to pursue her Masters Degree.

Bright Futures Scholarship by the Florida Lottery

The Florida Lottery puts education in the spotlight with the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery is committed to helping students shine inside and outside of the classroom so that they can have brighter tomorrows. Since 1988, the Florida Lottery has contributed more than $36 billion* to Education and has sent more than 840,000* students to college on Bright Futures Scholarships