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JUNIOR/SOPHOMORE INFORMATION

BigFuture Scholarships (formerly known as College Board Opportunity Scholarships) for the class of 2023 to reward efforts to plan for college on BigFuture. Here’s what to expect for this year’s juniors:

Two $40,000 winners each month: BigFuture will reward progress wherever students are on their college journey. Each month, between January 2022 and February 2023, BigFuture will award two $40,000 scholarships and hundreds of $500 scholarships to students in the class of 2023 who complete steps on BigFuture.

Simple participation: Juniors with a College Board account will be automatically entered into monthly drawings for $40,000 and $500 scholarships when they complete steps. They can opt out of drawings at bigfuturescholarships.org/opt-out. There are no minimum GPA, essay, citizenship, or application requirements to earn an entry into monthly scholarship drawings.

More ways to earn $40,000: By completing ANY of the six scholarship steps on BigFuture, juniors will have a chance to win a $40,000 scholarship, in addition to $500. The more steps students complete and the earlier they start, the more chances they have to win.

Students whose families earn less than $60,000 a year will have extra chances to win scholarships. Encourage your students to earn their first entry for $40,000 and $500 scholarship drawings, beginning in January, by building a college list of six or more schools on BigFuture.

Visit this page to see the college planning steps that qualify students for entries in the monthly drawings. Feel free to use this videoeducator flyer (.pdf/1.80 MB), and student flyer (.pdf/2.83 MB) to spread the word about BigFuture Scholarships. Visit this resource page for more.


THESE SCHOLARSHIPS ARE NOW OPEN
• Build your College List - Juniors simply need to save six colleges on Big Future. Open through June 2022.
• Practice for the SAT - Juniors need to complete a Timed Mini-Section or Diagnostic Quiz at Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy. Open through October 2022.


National Recognition Programs

Please self- nominate if you meet the full eligibility criteria.

Students who have a 3.5 GPA or higher, take the PSAT 10, or AP Exams, and identify as African American, Hispanic, Indigenous, or attend a school in a rural or small town may be eligible for National Recognition. They must identify with at least one of the four groups listed to be eligible.

Students are invited to apply to at least one of the following:

  • National African American Recognition Award
  • National Hispanic Recognition Award
  • National Indigenous Recognition Award
  • National Rural and Small Town Recognition Award

Deadline to apply is Wednesday, June 15, at 11:59 p.m. ET

  • There is no application fee
  • The deadline will not be extended
National Recognition
National Recognition Application

If you have questions contact [email protected]

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Please note: Students will only receive outreach related to National Recognition if they've consented to receive emails and/or texts from College Board.