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College Board Opportunity Scholarships

The College Board Opportunity Scholarships program guides students through the college planning process with a chance to earn scholarships along the way.

Since it launched for the class of 2020 in December 2018, more than 500,000 students from all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and U.S. territories signed up for the program.

For the first time, 25 students across the country earned the $40,000 Complete Your Journey scholarship for completing 6 key college planning steps with the College Board Opportunity Scholarships program. Our Complete Your Journey scholarship winners come from 11 states.

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The $40,000 Complete Your Journey Scholarship Recipients

Natalia Arcos-Rivera

Woburn Memorial High School
Woburn, MA

Ali Arain

Lubbock-Cooper High School
Lubbock, TX

Yadelis Avila

Community Health Academy of The Heights
New York, NY

Nicole Boodhoo

United Township High School
East Moline, IL

Wyman Chan

Franklin High School
Elk Grove, CA

Elena DePaolo

Mount St Mary Academy
North Tonawanda, NY

Nanci Diaz

School of Social Justice at Contreras Learning Cmp
Los Angeles, CA

Sunshine Falkoff

Mountain View High School
Tucson, AZ

Isabella Garcia

Southside High School
San Antonio, TX

Nyzaiah Gore

Warwick High School
Newport News, VA

Jeffrey Guan

Poolesville High School
Poolesville, MD

Angelique Hall

Beacon High School
Beacon, NY

Rachel Heimke

West Anchorage High School
Anchorage, AK

David Horta

West Ranch High School
Valencia, CA

Imani Irons

South Lakes High School
Herndon, VA

Aaron Jackson

Helix High School
San Diego, CA

Matthew Jones

Dorman High School
Spartanburg, SC

Malak Mosleh

North Bergen High School
Guttenberg, NJ

Misaki Mizutani

Torrance High School
Torrance, CA

Izehinosen Okojie

Academy of The Holy Cross
Beltsville, MD

Dhruvi Patel

Rockland High School
Rockland, MA

Waseem Salamah

John A Rowland High School
Rowland Heights, CA

Trinity Scott

Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy
Chicago, IL

Fiona Smith-Calonico

Livermore High School
Livermore, CA

Kailey Xia

Bellaire Senior High School
Houston, TX

Class of 2021: This Could Be You

How did these students earn this scholarship?

These 25 scholarship recipients completed six college planning steps in order to qualify and earn the $40,000 Complete Your Journey scholarship. Over the course of the program, these students:

How can I take part in the program?

The College Board Opportunity Scholarships are currently open to all class of 2021 students in the United States, Puerto Rico, and U.S. territories. U.S. citizens and residents attending Department of Defense Education Activity schools abroad are also eligible to participate. At least half of the scholarships will be awarded to students whose families earn less than $60,000 per year.

Class of 2021 students who join now and get started by building their college list on BigFuture by July 31, 2020 and completing the remaining steps will be eligible for the next $40,000 Complete Your Journey scholarship. These winners will be announced in March 2021.

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Students will receive an email if they’re selected as a winner and will be notified when they return to their progress tracker or view their My Achievements page via their College Board account.

Eligible class of 2021 students can visit the College Board Opportunity Scholarships homepage to opt in to the program via their College Board account.

You’ll see your My Action Plan progress tracker update when you’ve earned an entry. After the drawing, you’ll be able to see your entries earned from the My Achievements page.

Scholarships will be disbursed directly to the college or university that the student will attend.

The scholarships can be applied to tuition, fees, books, and other relevant educational expenses.

Contact Information

If you’re a student, parent, or educator looking for more information about the College Board Opportunity Scholarships, visit:

If you have a customer service question, call: 844-298-3554

If you’re a member of the media, email: [email protected]