National Recognition Programs
One application. Infinite possibilities.
Help colleges recognize your hard work and accomplishments.
What are the National Recognition Programs?
A proven way for Black, Indigenous, Latino, and rural area students to stand out to colleges.
Why Apply for the National Recognition Programs?
Stand Out to Colleges
You can include this honor in your college and scholarship applications.
Show You’re a Top Student
Receiving recognition means you’re a top-performing student.
Explore Your Options
You may find out about colleges you didn’t know existed or wouldn’t have considered.
How to Qualify for National Recognition Programs
Students who take eligible administrations of the PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, or AP Exams will be considered for awards. Students must also identify as Latino, Black, Indigenous, or rural area students.
The National Recognition Program application is connected to your College Board account. If you don't currently have an account, be sure to create one!
Complete Your Application
Students who meet the eligibility requirements will be invited to apply in early spring. If you believe you're eligible for recognition but don't receive an invitation, please apply.
Students who are awarded recognition will be notified in September 2023.