Published Saturday, December 4, 2021 by Tifinie

The College Board has introduced a new program that offers students a chance to be awarded College Board Opportunity Scholarships.  It was designed to help guide students through the college-admissions processes and motivate them to tackle the intimidating obstacles in the journey.  Students must follow 6 steps to qualify for a series of scholarships.  Completing all 6 steps makes you eligible (note: scholarship(s) are not guaranteed) for a $40,000 scholarship on top of the smaller scholarships ranging from $500-$2,000 totaling $6,000.  To qualify, you must complete the following 6 steps during your junior year of high school:

  1. Build your college list:  $500
    • Explore colleges that you’re interested in on BigFuture
  2. Practice for the SAT:  $1,000
    • Use Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy to get ready for test day
  3. Improve your SAT Score:  $2,000
    • Show how practice pays off by improving your SAT score **Call Excel Test Prep for help with this step :)
  4. Strengthen your College List:  $500
    • Make sure your college list has a mix of academic safety, fit, and reach schools
  5. Complete the FAFSA:  $1,000
    • Fill out the free government form to apply for financial aid
  6. Apply to Colleges:  $1,000
    • Apply to the colleges that you want to attend (Yes! It is THAT easy to win this money!)


If you complete all 6 of these steps then you become eligible for a $40,000 scholarship!

This is an easy $6,000 that you can be awarded for doing something you’re probably going to do anyway!  Then, on top of that, you will have the chance to be awarded a $40,000 scholarship!  For all of you out there looking for financial assistance and are having a hard time qualifying for some, then consider accomplishing these easy-to-do steps as everyone who completes them qualifies regardless of personal attributes or lack thereof.


For more information about this new program, visit the College Board website at https://opportunity.collegeboard.org/ (or Google:  College Board Opportunity Scholarships)

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