By the numbers
An analysis of changes to the qualifications for Bright Futures scholarships starting in 2014 measures the impact on students:
n 75 percent fewer black students would meet the new criteria
n 60 percent fewer Hispanic students
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n 41 percent fewer white students
And on state universities:
n The percentage of Bright Futures recipients would drop below 25 percent at Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University, Florida A & M University, Florida Gulf Coast University and the University of West Florida.
n Below 50 percent at the University of Central Florida, the University of North Florida and the University of South Florida.
n At the University of Florida, Florida State University and New College, 65 to 90 percent of students would still qualify. But black recipients would drop below 40 percent at all institutions except New College.
SOURCE:The Universityof South Florida