South Lakes High School Senior Named Winner of 2020 College Board Opportunity Scholarship
Imani Irons, a senior at South Lakes High School, has been named one of 25 winners nationwide of a 2020 College Board Opportunity Scholarship. The $40,000 scholarship was awarded to Irons for completing all six college planning steps laid out in the College Board Opportunity Scholarships program. Research shows that completing specific steps helps clarify the complex college planning process, especially for low-income and first-generation students.
The College Board Opportunity Scholarships program lays out six simple steps all students can take to get into college, such as building a college list, filling out a FAFSA form, and applying to schools that are the right fit. Completing each step earns a chance for a scholarship; completing all six earns students a chance to win $40,000 for their college education. College Board research shows that completing these six steps clarifies the complex college planning process, especially for low-income and first-generation students.
More than 500,000 students from all 50 states joined the College Board Opportunity Scholarships program since it launched in December 2018. In addition to the 25 $40,000 Complete Your Journey winners, nearly 4,000 students from 48 states, including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, earned $3.6 million in smaller scholarships, ranging from $500 to $2,000.