Class of 2026! Enter to win $40,000 and $500 scholarships

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Class of 2026

Dates and Deadlines

Complete each step by the following deadlines to earn your entries for $500 and $40,000 scholarships. The earlier you complete each step, the more chances you’ll have to win.

Start Your College List

Opens: December 4, 2023

Deadline: June 30, 2025

Start

Start Your Career List

Opens: December 4, 2023

Deadline: February 28, 2026

Start

Start Your Scholarship List

Opens: July 1, 2025

Deadline: February 28, 2026

Start

Strengthen Your College List

Opens: July 1, 2025

Deadline: October 31, 2025

Strengthen

Apply to College

Opens: October 1, 2025

Deadline: February 28, 2026

Apply

Complete the FAFSA

Opens: October 1, 2025

Deadline: February 28, 2026

Complete

BigFuture Scholarships—Class of 2026

No essay, no minimum GPA or test score, or citizenship requirements. Just follow the steps for chances to win. The more steps you complete and the earlier you start, the more chances you have to win!

How to Qualify

Earn entries in monthly drawings for $500 and $40,000 scholarships by completing the six qualifying steps on BigFuture. If you don’t win, your entry rolls over for the next month. To enter without creating an account see official rules.

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Students whose families earn less than $60,000 a year have more chances to earn scholarships.

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