BigFuture Scholarships: Eligibility for Additional Drawing Entries

BigFuture Scholarships are open to students regardless of their family income. At least half of all the scholarships, however, will be designated for students whose families earn less than $60,000 per year. When students who meet these requirements complete a college planning step, they’ll get an extra entry in monthly drawings and have more chances to earn scholarships.

You can get extra scholarship entries if:

1. Your annual family income is less than $60,000.


2. You’re eligible for a fee waiver for a College Board assessment (if any of these statements are true):

  • You're enrolled in or eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).
  • Your annual family income falls within the Income Eligibility Guidelines set by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service.
  • You're enrolled in a federal, state, or local program that aids students from low-income families (e.g., Federal TRIO programs such as Upward Bound).
  • Your family receives public assistance.
  • You live in federally subsidized public housing or a foster home, or are homeless.
  • You are a ward of the state or an orphan.
  • If the above applies to you, please opt in for extra entries below. If you select this option and win a scholarship, you may be asked to verify family income by using a secure document system.  
Please note: Only students in the class of 2023 are currently eligible for BigFuture Scholarships.

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Only students in the class of 2023 are currently eligible for BigFuture Scholarships, so you cannot participate at this time.