Millions in Scholarships, Thousands of $500 Winners

The College Board Opportunity Scholarships offer nearly $5 million each year to reward your efforts to plan and pay for college. The program is currently open to the class of 2022.

The Scholarships

Class of 2022: Complete these 6 college planning steps for 6 separate chances at $500. When you finish all 6, you’ll be entered into a drawing for a $40,000 scholarship, but you can still earn money even if you don’t complete them all.

Who Can Apply

I'm a student. Can I apply?

The College Board Opportunity Scholarships program is currently open to class of 2022 students in the United States, Puerto Rico, and U.S. territories, regardless of citizenship status. U.S. citizens and residents attending Department of Defense Education Activity schools abroad may also participate. For more information, please see the official rules.

Are there family income requirements?

This program is open to students regardless of their family income. At least half of all scholarships (over $2 million) will be designated for students whose families earn less than $60,000 a year. Whenever students who meet these requirements complete a step, they'll earn an extra entry in monthly drawings for scholarships.

The College Board Opportunity Scholarships

A Clearer Path to Planning and Paying for College

Applying to college is a complicated process, so we've created a program that guides you through it. This scholarship program is open to all students and 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 chances to earn scholarships.

Our Past Winners

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    The College Board Opportunity Scholarships have given me a chance towards success and a better future.

    Nathan Campizta, CA

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    I personally recommend this for the ones who are eager to go to college and don't know where to start.

    Emily Calderon, CA

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    I was delightedly surprised to hear I won and wanted to encourage those who doubt themselves to enter because you never know what will happen.

    Renee Chen, CA

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