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Parenting Your Bright Right Brain Kinesthetic Learner to Earn a Florida Bright Futures Scholarship, or Another Scholarship

A Florida Bright Futures Scholarship can be worth $20000 to $30000 towards a degree and other states like Georgia have a similar scholarship.  Here are other state scholarship programs.

Earning a Bright Futures Scholarship was the icing on the cake for us.  Parenting a bright right brain kinesthetic learner can be a daunting task.  When we were first told our daughter was not college material, Mira, her mom, became a “Mom on a Mission”.  Mira’s research led her to recognize that our daughter was a bright right brain kinesthetic learner, who learned best when she saw and experienced information.  Note, the right brain kinesthetic learner often struggles with reading comprehension, no matter how smart they are.   With the 3D Learner Program ® Mira developed, our daughter.

Improved her reading comprehension 4.2 grade levels in 7 months
Later earned the Florida Medallion Scholarship, now worth close to $20,000
Graduated from the University of Florida with a Master’s in Education

The three biggest lessons we learned were that:

Our daughter was a bright right brain kinesthetic learner, who learned best when she saw and experience information

When taught to her strengths and the 3D Learner Program her mother developed, she could and did improve her reading comprehension 4.2 grade levels in 7 months.

With her improved reading comprehension and confidence, she improved her GPA from a 2.7 to a 4.4 and qualified for the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship

There were three primary benefits that included:

Qualifying for a scholarship that today is worth $20000
Getting into the best University in the state and doing well there
Achieving her goal of being “The Teacher She Never Had”

Parents Love It and The Bright Futures Scholarship Can Motivate Students

Alex was a smart kid, but an underachiever.  He had a 2.8 GPA after his junior year.  We discussed the potential for Alex to both get into a better college and earn a bright futures scholarship, if he could improve his GPA to a 3.0 and improve his SAT scores by 193 points.  We assessed Alex and discovered:

  • He was a bright right brain kinesthetic learner, who learned best when he saw and experienced information
  • He had a significant attention issue — he would lose focus after a few minutes
  • And while he had a good vocabulary, his reading comprehension was two years below grade level.

We proposed a program where the goals were to increase his reading comprehension 3 grade levels, to significantly improve his attention using the Interactive Metronome ® and to set goals to improve his GPA to a cumulative 3.0 and to increase his SAT scores by over 200 points.

Mom and dad loved it, but they were not sure how Alex would respond.

We sat down with Alex and asked him 2 questions:

  • Where do you want to go to college?
  • Would you rather work 2500 hours at McDonalds or a similar place, or earn a $20000 scholarship?.

For the first time Alex realized he may not have the grades to get into the college of his choice.  His eyes literally lit up when we said he could get a $16000 scholarship if he got a 3.6 GPA his senior year and it would significantly increase his chances of getting into the college of his choice.


He actually created a $16000 check and hung it up over his desk. For the first time in his life, he was highly motivated to succeed.  With our help and his hard work, he actually got a 3.8 GPA his senior year, improved his SAT scores by 220 points, got into the college of his choice and wound up doing much better in college than anyone expected.


He later commented, “I could have gotten the full scholarship if I had started earlier”.

Note, today the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship could be worth $20000 to $30000 depending on which level a student achieves.  It may be worth more in the future as tuition increases.

Here are the requirements for the Bright Futures Scholarship as of July 2023.  Each year, the requirements are subject to change.

The Florida Academic Scholarship (FAS) covers full tuition at a State University and $600 in books per year. We estimate this to be worth $30000.

The Florida Medallion Scholarship (FMS) covers ¾ of the tuition at a State University. We estimate this to be worth $20000.

The funds can be used at any college in the state.  Note, the scholarship is designed to keep the best and brightest students in the state and to reward them, too

Click here for more information on the Bright Futures Scholarship.  

If you want to discuss the possibilities, you can either:
–  Call us at 561-361-7495 or
–  Click here to schedule a Bright Futures Scholarship conversation.


Points to Consider About the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship

Earning a Florida Bright Futures Scholarship is a great achievement that can provide significant financial assistance for your child’s education. Here are some tips and advice to help your child in their pursuit of this scholarship:

Know the value of the scholarship.  You can check the tuition at the schools of your choice to see what a 75 or 100 percent scholarship would be worth.

  • Start early: Encourage your child to begin preparing for the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship as soon as possible. It’s important to understand the eligibility requirements and the necessary steps to qualify.
  • Maintain a strong academic record: The Bright Futures Scholarship places a heavy emphasis on academic achievement. Encourage your child to work hard and excel in their coursework throughout high school. 
  • Emphasize the importance of good grades and encourage them to take challenging courses.  Note, the Bright Futures Scholarship uses a weighted GPA so Honors and AP courses can help.
  • Meet the minimum requirements: Familiarize yourself and your child with the specific requirements of the  Bright Futures Scholarship program. Ensure that they meet the minimum GPA, test score, and community service hours required for eligibility. These requirements may vary depending on the specific Bright Futures award level your child is aiming for.
  • Encourage involvement in extracurricular activities: While academics are crucial, encourage your child to engage in extracurricular activities that align with their interests. Participation in clubs, sports, community service, or leadership roles demonstrates a well-rounded individual and can enhance their scholarship application.
  • Prepare for the SAT/ACT: The Bright Futures Scholarship requires students to achieve certain scores on standardized tests such as the SAT or ACT. Encourage your child to study and prepare for these exams, as higher scores can lead to a higher scholarship level.
  • Research additional requirements: In addition to academic and test score requirements, the Bright Futures Scholarship has other criteria to meet, such as community service hours. Make sure your child is aware of and fulfills all the necessary requirements.
  • Seek guidance from school counselors: School counselors are valuable resources for scholarship information and guidance. Encourage your child to meet with their counselor to discuss the Bright Futures Scholarship and receive personalized advice.
  • Stay organized and meet deadlines: The application process for the Bright Futures Scholarship has specific deadlines that must be met. Help your child stay organized by creating a timeline or using a planner to ensure all necessary documents are submitted on time.
  • Apply early: Submitting the application early can be advantageous, as it gives your child more time to address any issues or missing documents if necessary. Encourage your child to complete and submit their application well before the deadline.
  • Celebrate achievements: Throughout the process, celebrate your child’s efforts and achievements. Encouragement and support are essential motivators. Regardless of the outcome, remind your child that their hard work and dedication are valuable and will contribute to their future success.

Remember, each student’s journey is unique, and the scholarship selection process can be competitive. Encourage your child to do their best, but also emphasize that there are other financial aid options available if they don’t receive the Bright Futures Scholarship.

If you want to discuss the possibilities, you can either:
–  Call us at 561-361-7495 or
–  Click here to schedule a Bright Futures Scholarship conversation.


Florida Bright Futures Scholarship & Right Brain Kinesthetic Learners, FAQs

Below are 5 questions we often get asked:

1-  When is the best time to start focusing on the Bright Futures Scholarship.

Today.  Students in any grade can do better if they have a goal.  It is easier to improve both reading comprehension and test scores when you start earlier.


2-  The 1210 SAT score seems unattainable for my child, who struggles with math and reading comprehension.  Aren’t there students where that is out of reach

The simple answer is yes.  What is possible is to significantly improve a student’s reading comprehension, GPA and SAT scores.  Far more of our students can achieve the 1210 SAT score after we help them


3-  My child reads really slowly and cannot complete the SAT.  The College Boards have declined accommodations, what options do we have?

We always encourage parents to apply as early as possible for accommodations.  Our program is designed to improve reading comprehension, SAT scores, reading speed and so much more.  We can often improve a student’s reading speed by 50 to 100 percent..  We had a student who improved his reading speed from 125 to 300 words per minute, while improving his reading comprehension 2 grade levels.  He both improved his GPA and SAT scores.


4-  How does this apply to homeschool students

Homeschool students must meet the SAT – ACT and the service hour requirements.  It is often easier to help a homeschool student, where they can allocate more time to the effort.


5-  My child is a student athlete — a baseball player.  Does what you offer improve athletics, too?

Yes it does.  We had one student where he saw the following improvement:

  • Went from the lowest GPA on the team to the highest
  • Got his SAT scores up over 200 points and qualified for the Bright Futures Scholarship (FMS)
  • Post concussion saw his batting average increase from 195 to 405
  • His home run production increased from 1 to 10
  • He wound up playing for Florida State in the college world series

If you want to discuss the possibilities, you can either:
–  Call us at 561-361-7495 or
–  Click here to schedule a Bright Futures Scholarship conversation.

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