If you’re a junior, you can earn scholarships from $500 to $40,000 by completing simple college planning steps that you’re already doing. This program is open to high school juniors (class of 2022), regardless of citizenship status, and doesn’t require an essay, application, or minimum GPA. Students with an annual family income below $60,000 get double the chances to earn scholarships.
Get started by going to cb.org/bigfuture and taking the first step in planning for college… making a starter list of six colleges you’re interested in. Students have until June 30 to complete this first step and earn a chance for a $500 scholarship. Students who complete all six steps will be eligible for the next $40,000 Complete Your Journey scholarship, which will be awarded in spring 2022.
Class of 2022 students earn a chance to win $500 for each step they complete. Complete all six steps for a chance to win the big prize… a $40,000 Complete Your Journey Scholarship. The six steps are:
1. Build Your College List: Explore colleges and make a start list of six schools.
2. Practice for the SAT: Use Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy® to get ready for test day.
3. Explore Scholarships: Find scholarships and other aid to help pay for college.
4. Strengthen Your College List: Include a mix of reach, match, and safety schools.
5. Complete the FAFSA: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.
6. Apply to Colleges: Apply to two or more colleges.
If you think there’s no chance that you’ll be a winner, check out this story. Recently, a GCPS student learned she was a $40,000 scholarship recipient on live TV! A total of 34 GCPS seniors in the class of 2021 have been awarded a combined $72,500, with most awards ranging from $500 to $2,000.
GSMST’s Karyn Huang surprised with $40K College Board Opportunity Scholarship on live TV
Congratulations to Karyn Huang, a digital learner from Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology, who is one of 25 students from across the country to earn a $40,000 College Board Opportunity Scholarship! During a live segment on Good Morning America on March 31, the College Board surprised the group of seniors from across the country with $40,000 scholarships for completing the college planning steps laid out in the College Board Opportunity Scholarships program.
More than 1 million students from all 50 states have joined the College Board Opportunity Scholarships program since it launched in December 2018. Students have won more than $10 million in scholarships. Since the program started, 308 Georgia students have been awarded $363,500 in scholarships–145 students in the class of 2020 won a total of $132,000, and 163 students in the class of 2021 have won a total of $231,500.
In addition to Karyn and the other $40,000 Complete Your Journey winners from the class of 2021, nearly 4,000 students from 49 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands have earned $3.6 million in smaller scholarships, ranging from $500 to $2,000. In Gwinnett County Public Schools, 34 seniors in the class of 2021 have been awarded $72,500.
This press release was produced by Gwinnett County Public Schools. The views expressed here are the author’s own.
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