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This new tool will get you $500 to $2,000 in college scholarship money up for grabs

Posted at 9:10 AM, May 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-29 09:10:27-04

CLEVELAND — The cost of college is a major concern for students and their parents. There's no single solution but we found a new tool that can help.

Think of the College Board Opportunity Scholarship program as a road map. It lays out six simple steps all students can take to get to college, like building a college list, practicing for the SAT, and filing out the FAFSA for financial aid. For each step you complete, you earn a chance for a scholarship ranging from $500 to $2,000. If you do all 6 steps, you could earn $40,000 in scholarship money.

Priscilla Rodriguez, the executive director of Scholarships Strategy at the College Board, says "these are really different scholarships in that they're open to all students. There's no GPA, or SAT score requirement. No application or essay. No financial requirement or citizenship requirement."

The program started in December. Since then, a million dollars has been awarded to 1,000 students, ten of those students are from Ohio.

For more information, visit: opportunity collegeboard.org