MARIANNA— The Florida Lottery will participate, for the second year in a row, in the Chipola College Fall Festival to welcome Bright Futures scholarship recipients and to celebrate the Lottery’s 25-year history of supporting education in Florida.
Chipola students are excused from classes Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Chipola’s Student Government Association puts on the annual event for the student body. In addition to Outrageous Relay Races, students will enjoy music, free food and giant inflatable games on the lawn of the Johnson Health Center.
The Florida Lottery Bright Futures program will provide free t-shirts and premium door prizes to Chipola students. Ice cream will be donated by Florida Lottery corporate retailer Winn-Dixie.
The Bright Futures Scholarship Program, which is funded primarily by the Florida Lottery, was created in 1997 by the Florida Legislature to assist students in pursuing post-secondary educational and career goals. Bright Futures scholarships are awarded to Florida high school graduates based on high academic achievement.
Since the program's inception, the Florida Lottery has contributed more than $3.9 billion to send more than 600,000 students to college. To date, more than 5,000 Bright Futures scholarships have been awarded to students attending Chipola College, totaling $8,256,622.14.
For more information about Bright Futures Scholarships, visit the Department of Education's website at www.FloridaStudentFinancialAid.org/SSFAD/bf or call the hotline at 888-827-2004.