Florida's Best and Brightest Scholarship Program

Best & Brightest Award Program


The 2019 Legislature revised the Best and Brightest Award Program through Senate Bill 7070.  

The Best & Brightest Teacher and Principal Program Eligibility for Retention Award and Principal Award Frequently Asked Questions (PDF) - July 17, 2019

The Best & Brightest Teacher and Principal Program Frequently Asked Questions (PDF) - July 29, 2019

The Best & Brightest Teacher and Principal Program Frequently Asked Questions (PDF) - September 20, 2019
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FICA Taxes
If the board and administration of the school elect to use some of the funds to pay the employer portion of FICA, the school and accountant must calculate the amount. The overall award amounts paid by each school are different and some may choose not to use some of the funds to cover the employer portion of FICA. There is guidance and an example on the Best and Brightest FAQ's dated September 20, 2019.

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