NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Void where prohibited by law. This Program is subject to all federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and ordinances.
The College Board Opportunity Scholarships and Recognition Program (“Scholarship Program” or “Program”) begins on December 4, 2019 at 12:00:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) and ends on oct 28, 2021, at 11:59:59 p.m. EST for the Class of 2021. Sponsor’s computer is the official timekeeping device for this Scholarship Program.
By participating, each participant (and, if a minor, their parent or legal guardian) agrees to abide by these Official Rules and decisions of the College Board (“Sponsor”), which shall be final and binding in all respects to the Scholarship Program.
1. SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM OVERVIEW.
The Scholarship Program was created to celebrate and reward the effort students put into getting ready for college. The Scholarship Program seeks to clarify the complex college planning process and motivate and reward students to prepare for college with scholarships based on their efforts and action.
The Scholarship Program is open to students in high school, beginning in their junior year, who meet all eligibility requirements stated below, and encourages them to complete six key college planning steps during their junior and senior years of high school.
Students selected to receive scholarship funds (“Winners”) must indicate a Title IV eligible institution (“Institution”) for disbursement by Sponsor.
There is a total of seven scholarships to be awarded. By completing each of the six college planning steps, students become eligible for the scholarship associated with that step. Students who complete the five (5) steps required to qualify for Scholarships 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 are also eligible for the seventh Complete Your Journey scholarship. The seven scholarships are listed below:
- Build Your College List: Get started by exploring colleges of interest and build and save a college list on BigFuture™ (bigfuture.collegeboard.org) with at least six (6) schools. You must be logged in to BigFuture™ using your College Board account.
- Practice for the SAT: Log in and practice for the SAT using Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy® (www.satpractice.org) for at least six (6) hours. Your College Board and Khan Academy® accounts must be linked.
- Improve Your Score: Improve your score on the SAT by 100 points or more and practice on Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy (www.satpractice.org) for at least six (6) hours. Score improvement of 100 points or more can be from the highest of any official PSAT 10 or PSAT/NMSQT taken between October 2018 and October 2019 to an official SAT taken on or after the November 2019 through December 2020 (the “Period”) administrations, or from one official SAT administration to another official SAT administration during the Period. You must have a minimum 100 point score improvement and practice 6 or more hours to qualify for this scholarship. Where 100 point score improvement is not possible (i.e., if a student has scored 1500 points or more as their baseline score), score improvement will be recognized when the student takes the SAT and achieves a score that is at least 10 points higher than their previous score of 1500 or higher. Your College Board and Khan Academy accounts must be linked, and you must be logged in while practicing. Score improvement is counted from a single test administration. Superscores are not considered for the Improve scholarship.
- Strengthen Your College List: Create or edit a college list on BigFuture (bigfuture.collegeboard.org) so that it has a minimum of one (1) “safety,” two (2) “match,” and three (3) “reach” colleges. You must be logged in to BigFuture using your College Board account and you must save your college list.
- Complete the FAFSA: With your parent or legal guardian, fill out and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, available at www.studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa, to apply for financial aid. If you are not a citizen or do not meet the residency requirements and are thus legally ineligible to complete the FAFSA, you can still earn an entry by completing your state’s financial aid form, if available. If your state does not offer a state financial aid form or if you are also legally ineligible to complete your state’s financial aid form, by so attesting, you may still earn an entry for this scholarship. If you earn your entry by submitting the FAFSA or your state’s financial aid form and you are selected for one of these scholarships, you will be required to provide documentation of your submission. If instead you earned your entry because you are legally ineligible to complete both the FAFSA and your state’s financial aid form or you are legally ineligible to complete the FAFSA and your state does not offer a state financial aid form and you are selected for one of these scholarships, you will not be required to take any further action.
- Apply to Colleges: Apply to at least two (2) colleges. If you applied binding Early Decision to a college, you may still earn an entry for this scholarship by indicating that you applied binding Early Decision. You will be required to provide proof of your college applications if you are selected for one of these scholarships.
- Complete Your Journey: Complete all five (5) activities required to qualify for Scholarships 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 above.