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Prep for college with The College Board

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SAINT PETERSBURG, Fla — Applying for college can be a confusing and frustrating experience that prevents students from getting the guidance that they need. Lacey Allen from The College Board joined us to talk about The College Board Opportunity Scholarships.

The College Board Opportunity Scholarship program guides students through the college planning process and lays out the most important actions students can take on their path to college. Each step will earn students a chance for a scholarship ranging from $500 to $2,000. Students who complete five out of the six steps will earn a chance at a $40,000 scholarship! The College Board is making a $25 million investment in this program over five years. Half of the funds will go to students who need it the most, but anyone can apply.

This isn’t your typical scholarship program. It doesn’t require an essay or application, and it doesn’t have a minimum GPA or SAT score requirement.

Students in the Class of 2021 have until July 31 to sign up for the first step in the College Board Opportunity Scholarships program. Taking a few minutes to do this will qualify applicants for a $500 scholarship opportunity and keep them on track for a $40,000 scholarship. Students can get started today at cb.org/opportunity.

The College Board is a non-profit organization instrumental in almost every U.S. high school student’s life through programs like the SAT and Advanced Placement. It also provides free personalized SAT test preparation, free college planning resources, and connects students to more than $300 million in scholarships.

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