More effort students put in, more chances to earn scholarship in new program

Students have the chance to earn scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,000 by completing key steps in a new scholarship program.

The College Board announced this week that it will be investing $25 million over the next five years in the College Board Opportunity Scholarships, beginning with the class of 2020.

Starting this December, students can complete six key steps along their path to college for a chance to earn scholarships. If all the steps are completed, students will also be eligible to earn a $40,000 scholarship.

The steps to help prepare students for college are as follows:

  1. Build Your College List: $500
  2. Practice for the SAT: $1,000
  3. Improve Your Score: $2,000
  4. Strengthen Your College List: $500
  5. Complete the FAFSA: $1,000
  6. Apply to Colleges: $1,000

Scholarships are awarded to students who complete each step through monthly drawings, and it doesn’t require an essay, application, or minimum GPA.

The program is open to students in the U.S. and U.S. territories. Citizenship is not required for entry.

For more information about the new program or to receive a notification when the it launches, visit here.

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