Published Friday, January 25, 2019 by Tifinie



A new program has been established 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 presented to aspiring college students.  There are 6 steps to follow to qualify for a series of scholarships.  Completing all 6 steps makes you eligible for a $40,000 scholarship on top of the smaller scholarships ranging from $500-$2,000 totaling in $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)



*Don’t forget to take the PSAT during your junior year to become eligible for a  National Merit Scholarship, a highly coveted award that guarantees admission to most colleges and many will award a full scholarship to their school!  Check out more information on the PSAT and others at https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/

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