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Take part in the College Board Opportunity Scholarships Challenge today!

Take part in the College Board Opportunity Scholarships Challenge today!

The College Board Opportunity Scholarships Challenge is a campaign to mobilize 50,000 students to begin taking important actions in the college planning process while earning opportunities for scholarships. The challenge is sponsored by the Council of the Great City Schools and the College Board.  Many student and families across the country say that getting into college is complicated and overwhelming. They are looking for a simple guide that tells them what to do and when to do it. The College Board has created a new $25 million scholarship program, the College Board Opportunity Scholarships that guides students through the college planning process and offers them chances to earn money for college along the way.

  • The program lays out six key steps students can take to get to college and by completing each step, they will earn a chance for scholarships ranging from $500-$2,000. If students complete all six steps, they will earn a chance at a $40,000 scholarship.
  • The program launched in December and is currently open to high school juniors (Class of 2020) attending schools in the US, Puerto Rico, and US territories.
  • At least half of all the scholarships—$2.5 million each year—will be awarded to students whose families earn less than $60,000 per year.
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By participating in the Great City Schools’ College Board Opportunity Scholarship Challenge, students can earn $500 scholarships for building a college list and $1,000 for SAT practice exams.   For more information visit cb.org/opportunity.

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