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 classes of 2021 and 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. Class of 2021:

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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. The program is also open to the class of 2021 until the end of February 2021. 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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    It doesn't matter of your race or gender, you have an equal chance of winning as any others as long as you put in the work.

    Yonas Gebregziabher, IL

    Practice Scholarship Recipient

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    This scholarship not only helped me in the simple fact that I won money for my education, but it also incentivized me to practice more for my SAT.

    Nicolas Medel, MI

    Practice Scholarship Recipient

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    The College Board Opportunity Scholarships made me feel more motivated about getting ready for college.

    Abagail Nieman, MI

    Practice Scholarship Recipient