What is the Bright Futures Scholarship? This recipient shares his experience

This student, a recipient of the Bright Futures Scholarship, is working toward his dream of becoming a physician.

Going to college can be a lot: Between the classes, the coursework, the studying and the atmosphere, it’s easy to get overwhelmed or feel like you’re in over your head -- and that’s not to mention the financial aspect of paying for a university.

Luckily, scholarships exist to help out with the cost.

If you’ve heard of the Florida Lottery’s Bright Futures Scholarship, it’s a particularly excellent one to look into.

Recipient Ryan Davalos, who’s studying to become a physician, said Bright Futures helped him focus on his education, rather than having to split his time, figuring out how he would earn money toward his schooling.

“It was an amazing experience,” he said.

To learn more about Bright Futures, click or tap here: floridalottery.com/brightfutures.