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The program is currently closed.


College Board National Recognition Programs
Application status: Closed

Program Deadline Extended: July 15, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. CT

The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity.

Founded in 1900, the College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education.

Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success – including the SAT® and the Advanced Placement Program®.  The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators and schools.

This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals.

To be considered to receive recognition from the CBRP, students must:

  • Take the PSAT/NMSQT in their junior year;
  • Be African American, Hispanic or Latinx, Indigenous OR;
  • Attend a high school in a rural or small town (locale based on data from the National Center for Education Statistics) Rural and Small Town High School List
  • Achieve the minimum required PSAT/NMSQT Selection Index Score for their region; and
  • Have a junior, mid-year, cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent).
All applicants will be notified by their high school in the fall of their senior year. Students receiving recognition with the College Board Recognition Programs will receive a letter and certificate. All applicants will also be notified by email.

Also as part of your application, one eligibility verification form must be submitted on your behalf.

Your application is not considered complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.

Self-Nominator Applicants:  If you did not receive an invitation to apply, but feel you meet the eligibility requirements of the CBRP, you may still apply for recognition. In addition to the requirements for all applicants, you must also upload:

  •  A copy of the first three pages of your PSAT/NMSQT Score Report Plus.

College Board has partnered with Scholarship America. Click the link below to begin your application..