Bright Futures is available to high school graduates starting with the high school graduate class of 2016, G.E.D. recipients who earned their G.E.D. after January 1, 2016 and Honorably Discharged U.S. Veterans. Students must be full time and begin their secondary education or training within two years after high graduation or G.E.D. certificate date and complete it within six years to receive the stipend. All stipends are subject to available funds.