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Frequently Asked Questions about Our Scholarships
Who's eligible for scholarships from BigFuture?
Are there family income requirements to earn scholarships?
How will students be identified as having annual family income below $60,000 to earn extra entries?
Do students have to take a PSAT-related test or SAT to participate in BigFuture Scholarships?
How can students participate?
When can students begin earning scholarships from BigFuture?
Dates, Deadlines and Notifications
How do students qualify for entries for drawings for $500 or $40,000?
How will students be notified if they win?
How can I opt out of updates regarding BigFuture Scholarships?
How will students receive the money if they earn a scholarship?
When do scholarship drawings begin?
Can these scholarships be applied regardless of institution type (two-year, four-year, for-profit)?
Are the scholarships one-time awards?
Are the scholarships only for tuition?
What if a student doesn’t end up enrolling in a qualifying institution?
How can a student opt out of the program?
If my child wins, will their name be posted publicly? Can a student or their parent/guardian request to opt out of having their name shared with anyone if they win?
How will you ensure that the information provided by students via their participation on BigFuture will be kept secure?