Turn Your Efforts Into Scholarships
The College Board has launched a new scholarship program with $5 million of scholarships each year, beginning with the class of 2020.
Introducing the College Board Opportunity ScholarshipsA Clearer Path to College for All Students
Applying to college is a complicated process, so we've created a program that guides you through it. It doesn't require an essay, application, or minimum GPA. Instead, it rewards your effort and initiative. Complete key steps along your path to college for a chance to earn scholarships.
The more effort you put in, the more opportunities you have to earn a scholarship. Complete all six, and you’re eligible to earn $40,000. Scholarships will be awarded through monthly drawings to students who complete each action.
3. Improve Your Score: $2,000
Show how practice pays off by improving your SAT score.Learn More
4. Strengthen Your College List: $500
Make sure your college list has a mix of academic safety, fit, and reach schools.Learn More
5. Complete the FAFSA: $1,000
Fill out the free government form to apply for financial aid.Learn More
6. Apply to Colleges: $1,000
Apply to the schools you want to attend.Learn More
Complete Your Journey: $40,000
Complete all six scholarship steps to be eligible for a $40,000 scholarship.Learn More
I'm a student. Am I eligible?
The College Board Opportunity Scholarships program is open to all class of 2020 students in the United States, Puerto Rico and the US territories. Students in the class of 2021 will be eligible next year. For more information, please see Official Rules.
Are there family income requirements to earn scholarships?
This program is open to students regardless of their family income. At least half of all the scholarships (over $2 million) will be designated for students whose families earn less than $60,000 per year.