The College Board, a Council member, recently awarded $1 million to Class of 2021 high school seniors as part of its Complete Your Journey Opportunity Scholarship, a step-by-step program designed to help students pay and prepare for college. The organization selected 25 students from across the country to receive $40,000 each, a silver lining considering the remote learning, financial hardship, and school closures that dominated this year.
Since the launch of the Opportunity Scholarships program in December 2018, over 1 million students have joined, with nearly $25 million dedicated to helping graduating seniors. In addition to the 25 recipients of the Complete Your Journey scholarship, nearly 4,000 additional students have been awarded smaller scholarships ranging from $500 – $2,000, amounting to a total of $3.6 million.
“This scholarship is for every student, no matter their background or what school they attend. It is about giving all students a chance to raise their hands and be seen. What unites them is that they have overcome adversity and taken a series of small steps to earn themselves a big future,” said College Board CEO David Coleman.