The Scholarship Program is open to students (“Eligible Students” or “Students”) who meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Attend a public, private, or home school, located in one of the fifty (50) United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, or any other U.S. territories and possessions, or U.S. Citizens or residents who attend a U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity (“DoDEA”) school outside of the United States and U.S. territories;
- Are/were, as of December 1, 2020, juniors in high school (i.e., students in their third year of secondary school); and
- Have a College Board online account.
Children or wards of employees, officers and trustees of Sponsor, Khan Academy and their affiliates, agents, representatives, Program’s advertising and promotion agencies, if any, as well as the children or wards of their household members, whether or not related, are not eligible to receive Scholarships as part of this Scholarship Program.
For students who attend DoDEA schools outside of the United States and U.S. territories, Sponsor may require additional proof of any participant’s citizenship or residency status to participate. The form of that additional proof will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.
“Lower Income Students,” defined as students (a) eligible to receive a fee waiver from the College Board, and/or (b) attending school in a high-poverty school district (defined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a school district where 75% or more of students receive free or reduced price lunch), and/or (c) having a family Adjusted Gross Income of $60,000 or less, will have a chance to enter separate and additional drawings, as described below. For students for whom (c) applies, they will be required to provide verification of their family Adjusted Gross Income using our secure document system if they are selected for one of the separate and additional scholarships. Additionally, Lower Income Students who attend high school in Connecticut have a chance to enter separate and additional drawings, as described below.
3. HOW TO ENTER.
Step 1: Students who wish to enter should create a College Board account or link an existing College Board account (“Student Account” or “Account”), at the cb.org/opportunity website (the “Website” or the “Site”).
To be entered in drawings as described below, Students may complete one or more of the following activities:
- Build Your College List: Build a college list on BigFuture™ (bigfuture.collegeboard.org) with at least six (6) schools between December 1, 2019 and July 31, 2020. Eligibility for monthly drawings will close at 11:59:59 p.m. EST on the last day of each month from January 31, 2020 to July 31, 2020. Students will first earn one (1) entry for creating and saving their college list with six (6) schools on it; then, students can earn up to one (1) entry per subsequent month for updating their college list, provided that it continues to have at least six schools on it. Limit: One (1) entry per student per monthly drawing.
- Practice for the SAT: Practice for the SAT using Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy® (www.satpractice.org) for at least six hours between December 1, 2019 and October 31, 2020. Eligibility for monthly drawings will close at 11:59:59 p.m. EST on the last day of each month from January 31, 2020 to October 31, 2020. Students earn one (1) entry in the month when they complete their sixth (6th) hour of practice and may earn one (1) additional entry for every additional hour of practice over 6 hours, up to 20 hours total, for a maximum of fifteen (15) entries. Limit: Fifteen (15) entries per student.
- 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. Altogether there will be three drawings for this scholarship. Eligibility for this scholarship will close: (1) at 11:59:59 p.m. EST on September 30, 2020 for the October 1, 2020 drawing; (2) at 11:59:59 p.m. EST on November 30, 2020 for the December 1, 2020 drawing; (3) at 11:59:59 p.m. EST on January 31, 2021 for the February 1, 2021 drawing. Unselected entries in a drawing period will roll over to the next drawing period without needing to re-qualify for Scholarship 3. Limit: One (1) entry per student per drawing.
- 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 between August 1, 2020 and October 31, 2020. Students must save their college list. Eligibility for monthly drawings will close at 11:59:59 p.m. EST on the last day of each month from August 31, 2020 to October 31, 2020. Students will first earn one (1) entry for creating and saving their college list with the minimum “safety,” “match,” and “reach” colleges specified above, and then can earn up to one (1) entry per subsequent month for updating their college list if it continues to meet these minimums. Limit: One (1) entry per student per monthly drawing.
- Complete the FAFSA: With the assistance of a parent or legal guardian, as necessary, students must complete and submit the FAFSA between October 1, 2020 and February 28, 2021. Eligibility for monthly drawings will close at 11:59:59 PM EST on the last day of each month from October 31, 2020 to February 28, 2021. If the student is not a citizen or does not meet the residency requirements and is thus legally ineligible to complete the FAFSA, the student can still earn an entry by completing their state’s financial aid form, if available. If the student’s state does not offer a state financial aid form or if the student is also legally ineligible to complete their state’s financial aid form, by so attesting, the student may still earn an entry for this scholarship. Limit: One (1) entry per student total. Unselected entries in a drawing period will roll over to the next drawing period without needing to re-qualify for Scholarship 5.
- Apply to Colleges: Apply to at least two (2) colleges between October 1, 2020 and February 28, 2021. Eligibility for this scholarship drawing will close at 11:59:59 p.m. EST on February 28, 2021. Student earns one (1) entry in the month that they submit the second of their two (2) college applications. Students may earn one (1) additional entry for every additional application to college, up to a maximum of six (6) total applications for a total of five (5) entries. If student applied to a college through binding Early Decision, they can indicate that within the Site and still earn an entry for this scholarship. Limit: five (5) entries per student.
- Complete Your Journey: Complete all five scholarship activities in time to qualify for Scholarships 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6 respectively, to be entered to win the “Complete Your Journey” Scholarship. Only one entry must be earned for each of the five (5) scholarships above to be eligible for Scholarship 7. In other words, students need not take additional steps to earn additional entries beyond the first entry earned in Scholarships 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6 in order to be eligible for Scholarship 7. Limit one (1) entry per student.
To enter without visiting the cb.org/opportunity website and completing one or more of the activities listed above, Eligible Students may call the (844) 298-3554 toll-free number to request an alternate entry form. The form will be mailed upon request to the Eligible Student. A completed form should be mailed back to the College Board, Attn: CB Opportunity Scholarships, 2200 NW 72nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33152-9418, with the requested information including: full name, mailing address, email address, birthdate, College Board account username, and the scholarship type and drawing month when mail-in entry should be applied. Limit one (1) entry per stamped outer envelope. P.O. Boxes are not permitted. Also, an individual is limited to one (1) entry per Scholarship (excluding the overall “Complete Your Journey” Scholarship which students may not enter via mail-in entry). Entries received from any person in excess of these limitations shall be void. Automated or bulk entries or entries submitted by third parties may be disqualified. Entries must be submitted by the Eligible Student.
Any attempt by any participant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple and/or different identities, forms, registrations, email addresses, logins, or any other methods will disqualify that participant’s entries, and that participant may be disqualified from the Program.