About the Scholarship
Scholarships are a type of financial aid that help make college more affordable. Unlike loans, you don’t have to pay back a scholarship award. It’s never too early to start thinking about how to make college affordable, so we created a tool to match you to scholarships based on your background, achievements, and future plans.
Students in the class of 2022 who explore scholarships in College Board Scholarship Search can earn a chance at a $500 scholarship. That’s right: By discovering your own list of scholarships, personalized for you, you will qualify for an Opportunity Scholarship.
College Board will award 100 Opportunity Scholarships every month from July 2021 through February 2022 to students who complete this step to explore scholarships.
How to Qualify
Sign in to your College Board account on Scholarship Search. You will be guided through a few questions and the creation of your matching profile. This profile, which includes basic information required for most applications, will be used to match you to scholarships that you may qualify for.
- Join or log in to the College Board Opportunity Scholarships program.
- Sign in with your College Board account on Scholarship Search.
- Answer questions to complete your Matching Criteria information.
- Click Show Me the Scholarships to see a list of scholarships you qualify for.
- Click Go Apply to be taken to the scholarship provider page, where you can fill out an application.
Tips for Using Scholarship Search
- How does Scholarship Search work?
Scholarship Search matches you with scholarships based on the information in your profile. Your list will only include scholarships with requirements that match your profile.
- How can I receive more information about the scholarships?
Click on the Go Apply button next to each scholarship of interest. This takes you directly to the scholarship site.
- How can I get more scholarship matches?
The Scholarship Search tool matches you with a scholarship opportunity if your profile fulfills a scholarship provider’s requirements. The more information you provide, the higher the likelihood you’ll see additional matches in your results list. A good place to start is filling in the fields from the Matching Criteria summary on the My Information tab.
Increase Your Chances
Whenever students whose families earn less than $60,000 a year explore scholarships, they’ll earn an extra entry in monthly drawings and have double the chances at a scholarship.
Dates and Deadlines
Scholarships are awarded every month from July 2021 through February 2022. A new eligibility window starts on the first day of each month and ends at midnight on the last day of the month. The drawing occurs on the first day of the following month.
On the drawing dates, 100 students will be randomly selected on the drawing dates to receive a $500 scholarship. 50 of those scholarships will go to students whose families earn less than $60,000 per year.
When you are selected for a scholarship, you will be notified by e-mail and prompted to go to your My Achievements page to see the results.