The Scholarships

Class of 2022: Complete these 6 college planning steps for 6 separate chances at $500. When you finish all 6, you’ll be entered into a drawing for a $40,000 scholarship, but you can still earn money even if you don’t complete them all.

Who Can Apply

I’m a student. Can I apply?

The College Board Opportunity Scholarships program is currently open to classes of 2022 students in the United States, Puerto Rico, and U.S. territories, regardless of citizenship status. U.S. citizens and residents attending Department of Defense Education Activity schools abroad may also participate. For more information, please see the official rules.

Are there family income requirements?

This program is open to students regardless of their family income. At least half of all scholarships (over $2 million) will be designated for students whose families earn less than $60,000 a year. Whenever students who meet these requirements complete a step, they’ll earn an extra entry in monthly drawings for scholarships.

The College InvestorQualified Institutions & Level of StudyAward may be used for: Full-time studying undergraduate studying graduate study award may be used at Vocational/technical school to-year college four-year college graduate school application RequirementsEssayOther application requirements: Applicants must submit a 600+ word essay about how you are earning extra income on the side of going to school, Topics can include anything from how you started a business, to why you decided to get a job, to how your parents encouraged you to work. Essay must be your own work not previously published on any other website or publication. Additional information:

  • Applicants must either be enrolled or actively applying for enrollment to an undergraduate or graduate program.
  • Applicants must state the school they are or plan to attend.
  • Applications should be submitted to Please include a name, address, phone number, and headshot to be included with article publication, Please include “Scholarship” in the subject line.
  • Essays will be screened, and the top essays will be published on The College Investor.

General InformationType of award:ScholarshipPrivateIndividual award amount:Minimum:$500Maximum:$2,000Total amount awarded:$2,500Number of awards granted:2Deadlines & FeesApplication deadline:3/31Notification date:7/31Contact InformationThe College Investor LLC2514 Jamacha Road, Suit 502, PMB 75El Cajon, CA

Carefully review the requirements to be sure you qualify for this source of financial aid and confirm information with the program before applying. Sponsoring organizations may have changed policies, awards, or requirements since supplying their information.

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