MAUMELLE, Ark. -- Maumelle High School senior, Bailey Bishop, has been awarded a $1,000 College Board Opportunity Scholarship. She is among nearly 4,000 class of 2020 students from around the country to have earned a portion of $3.6 million in scholarship money offered as part of the College Board of Opportunity Scholarship.
The College Board Opportunity Scholarship is offered to students who complete one or more college planning steps laid out in the program, including:
- Build Your College List: Students get started by exploring colleges they’re interested in (700 Build Your College List scholarships, each worth $500)
- Practice for the SAT: Students use Official SAT® Practice on Khan Academy® (1,500 Practice for the SAT scholarships, each worth $1,000)
- Improve Your Score: Students show how practice pays off by improving their scores (150 Improve Your Score scholarships, each worth $2,000)
- Strengthen Your College List: Students make sure their list has a mix of reach, match, and safety schools (300 Strengthen Your College List scholarships, each worth $500)
- Complete the FAFSA: Students fill out the free government form to apply for financial aid (800 Complete the FAFSA® scholarships, each worth $1,000)
- Apply to Colleges: Students apply to the colleges they want to attend (500 Apply to Colleges scholarships, each worth $1,000)
Overall, 9 students from Arkansas earned a total of $8,500 in scholarships.
The class of 2021 is now eligible to start applying for College Board Opportunity Scholarships.