College Board BigFuture New York Scholarships Classes of 2024 and 2025
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Void where prohibited by law. This Program is subject to all federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and ordinances.
The College Board BigFuture New York Scholarships (“Scholarship Program”) begins on September 1, 2022, at 12:00:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) and ends on November 30, 2022, at 11:59:59 p.m. EST. Sponsor’s computer is the official timekeeping device for this Scholarship Program.
By participating, each participant (and, if a minor, their parent or legal guardian) agrees to abide by these Official Rules and decisions of College Board (“Sponsor”), which shall be final and binding in all respects relating to the Scholarship Program.
1. SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM OVERVIEW.
The Scholarship Program is open to New York State high school students in the classes of 2024 and 2025 who meet all eligibility requirements stated below.
To earn an entry into drawing, log in to BigFuture (bigfuture.collegeboard.org) using College Board account and complete the Career Quiz by November 30, 2022. At the end of each month, four students will be selected for $10,000 scholarships. This Scholarship will award a total of 12 students.
Students selected to receive scholarship funds (“Winners”) must indicate a Title IV eligible institution (“Institution”) for disbursement by Sponsor.
The Scholarship Program is open to students (“Eligible Students” or “Students”) who meet the following eligibility requirements:
a) Attend a public or private school located in the State of New York;
b) Are in the class of 2024 or 2025 as of September 1, 2022; and
c) Have a College Board online account.
Children or wards of employees, officers and trustees of Sponsor and their affiliates, agents, representatives, Program’s advertising and promotion agencies, if any, as well as the children or wards of their household members, whether or not related, are not eligible to receive Scholarships as part of this Scholarship Program.
“Lower Income Students,” defined as students attending school in a high-poverty school (defined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a school where 75% or more of students receive free or reduced price lunch), will have a chance to enter separate and additional drawings, as described below.
3. HOW TO ENTER.
Students who wish to enter should create a College Board account or link an existing College Board account (“Student Account” or “Account”), at the cb.org/opportunity website (the “Website” or the “Site”).
To enter the drawings. Students log in to BigFuture (bigfuture.collegeboard.org) using College Board account and complete the Career Quiz. The eligibility for monthly drawings will close at 11:59:59 p.m. EST on the last day of each month from September 30, 2022, to November 30, 2022. Students will earn one (1) entry for completing the Career Quiz. Limit: One (1) entry per student.
To enter without visiting the cb.org/opportunity website and completing one or more of the activities listed above, Eligible Students may call the (844) 298-3554 toll-free number to request an alternate entry form. The form will be mailed upon request to the Eligible Student. A completed form should be mailed back to College Board, Attn: BigFuture New York Scholarships, 2200 NW 72nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33152-9418, with the requested information including: full name, mailing address, email address, birthdate, College Board account username, and the scholarship type and drawing month when mail-in entry should be applied. Limit one (1) entry per stamped outer envelope. P.O. Boxes are not permitted. Entries received from any person in excess of these limitations shall be void. Automated or bulk entries or entries submitted by third parties may be disqualified. Entries must be submitted by the Eligible Student.
Any attempt by any participant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple and/or different identities, forms, registrations, email addresses, logins, or any other methods will disqualify that participant’s entries, and that participant may be disqualified from the Scholarship Program.
$10,000 scholarship per winner. At the end of every month starting September 2022 and ending November 202, two (2) winners per month from among all eligible entries received, and additional two (2) winners per month from among all eligible entrants who are Lower Income Students will be selected.
5. SELECTION OF WINNERS.
Within 25 business days of the end of the qualifying month, Sponsor will select the name of potential winners of prizes in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received. The odds of winning are based on the number of eligible entries received.
6. NOTIFICATION OF WINNERS.
The potential winners will be notified by email within 45 calendar days of the applicable drawing. Then, Potential winners must submit Required Documentation as described below within 60 calendar days of the notification to claim their prize.
Affidavit of Eligibility, Waiver and Consent: Potential winners must digitally sign an affidavit of eligibility and any other applicable waivers to claim their prize. If any such student is a minor, they will also need to have their parent/legal guardian sign such affidavit of eligibility and applicable waivers to claim their prize. Potential winners (and, if minor, their parent/legal guardian) will also be asked to digitally sign a publicity release.
If a potential winner (i) cannot be contacted as provided herein after the first attempt to contact such potential winner, (ii) fails to sign and return any Required Documentation by the timeline as requested by the Sponsor, or (iii) is disqualified for any reason, which decision shall be based on the Sponsor’s sole discretion, the potential winner forfeits the prize. In such event, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, award the applicable prize to an alternate winner selected by a random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries or cancel the prize.
Scholarship funds will be disbursed by check payable to a Title IV eligible institution (“Institution”) as instructed by each student selected to receive scholarship funds (“Winner”). Winner must indicate the Institution to Sponsor at least 60 calendar days before the beginning of the first semester at the Institution. Sponsor will never disburse scholarship funds or monies or make the checks payable directly to Winner; scholarship checks will be made only to Institutions. Winners may decide to have the scholarship funds paid in equal installments . All checks must be disbursed to the applicable Institutions by October 31, 2025 for Class of 2024 and by October 31, 2026 for Class of 2025 (in case a Winner defers enrollment for reasons mentioned below, such date shall be extended for 12 months or 36 months, as applicable). In cases where, prior to full disbursement, a Winner (i) changes or transfers to a new Institution, (ii) defers enrollment, or (iii) ceases attending or leave the Institution for any reason, the Winner shall promptly notify Sponsor of such change in their enrollment at the Institution, which shall be no later than five (5) business days after such change has been notified to the applicable Institution. Upon receipt of notification, in case of (i), Sponsor shall make any remaining scholarship checks payable to the new Institution provided it is a Title IV eligible institution; and in case of (ii) and (iii), Winner shall have 12 months (or 36 months in the case the reason for such deferral or leave is to enroll in the military or for religious purposes) to notify Sponsor of their enrollment at a new Institution (together with a reasonable proof of such enrollment and, in the case of a military or religious-related deferral or leave, documentation of the applicable military or religious service) or the Winner will forfeit the remainder of the scholarship. Sponsor may use a third party vendor, such as Scholarship America, for the disbursement and associated administrative support.
7. VERIFICATION OF POTENTIAL WINNERS.
ALL POTENTIAL WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY SPONSOR, WHOSE DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM. A PARTICIPANT IS NOT A WINNER OF ANY SCHOLARSHIP UNLESS AND UNTIL PARTICIPANT’S ELIGIBILITY HAS BEEN VERIFIED AND PARTICIPANT HAS BEEN NOTIFIED THAT VERIFICATION IS COMPLETE.
8. PUBLICITY AND OTHER CONSENT.
Except where prohibited by law, participation in the Scholarship Program constitutes each entrant’s (and a minor entrant’s parents’ and legal guardians’) consent to Sponsor’s (and its designees’, successors’ and assigns’) use or distribution of entrant’s name, biography, likeness, voice, photographs, video, opinions, statements, hometown, state and country of residence, high school, school district and entry for promotional, advertising, research and other purposes (including in communicating with their school and school district regarding entry and potential or actual receipt of scholarship funds) in any manner or media (including, without limitation, online, on websites and in social media), worldwide, in perpetuity, and without further payment, consideration, notice, review or consent.
9. RELEASE OF LIABILITY.
By participating, each entrant (and, if a minor, their parent or legal guardian) agrees to release, discharge, and hold harmless Sponsor (and advertising and promotion agencies), and the respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents, and representatives of the forgoing (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any and all injuries, liability, losses, and damages of any kind to persons, including death, or property resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from student’s participation in the Scholarship Program or any Scholarship Program-related activity or the acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any awarded prize.
Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Scholarship Program, who act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated entries will be void. Should any portion of the Scholarship Program be, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised by non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of entries, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to suspend, modify, or terminate the Scholarship Program and, if terminated, at its discretion, award the prizes from among all non-suspect, eligible entries received up to time of such action using the judging procedure outlined above or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT DELIBERATELY TO DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.
Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Scholarship Program or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Court for the District of New York or the appropriate State Court located in New York; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Scholarship Program, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Scholarship Program, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules, which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of New York.
Information collected from entrants is subject to Sponsor’s Privacy Statement, available at www.collegeboard.org/privacy-policy/privacy-statement.
12. REQUEST FOR WINNERS’ LIST/OFFICIAL RULES.
For the names of scholarship winners or a copy of the Official Rules, available June 1, 2021, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope with the request to the College Board, Attn: BigFuture New York Scholarships, 2200 NW 72nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33152-9418. Please include a note specifying the nature of the request, e.g., asking for a hard copy of the official rules or specifying the name of the scholarship and the particular drawing date and year. Such request must be received by the Sponsor no later than 90 days after November 30, 2022.