College Board Opportunity Scholarships

  • College Board Opportunity Scholarships, a $25 million commitment to encourage more students to take the steps necessary to get into college.


    This first-of-its-kind national scholarship program lays out six simple steps that all students can take to get into college. Students have the chance to earn scholarships when they:

    1. Build their college list.
    2. Practice for the SAT®.
    3. Improve their SAT score.
    4. Strengthen their college list.
    5. Fill out the FAFSA.
    6. Apply to college.

    This isn't your typical scholarship program. It doesn't require an essay or an application, and it doesn't have a minimum GPA or SAT score requirement. The College Board Opportunity Scholarships are different. The program is open to all students who attend high school in the United States, Puerto Rico, and other U.S. territories.
    Our message today to all students, not just those at the front of the class, is that they can be a scholar and that they can go to college. We're asking all students to step up no matter where they stand, no matter where they've been.

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    Students can begin today by signing up on our site. The first step is to make a starter list of six colleges they want to attend. Just by making that list, they earn a chance for a $500 scholarship.
    Visit the College Board Opportunity Scholarships website for detailed information and additional resources.