Start Your Career List
About the Scholarship
Class of 2024 and 2025 students who save a list with three or more careers will earn entries into monthly drawings for $500 and $40,000. The earlier you start your list, the more chances you'll have at winning.
Exploring jobs that match your interests and skills will help you see options for your future and the education you’ll need to pursue those jobs. BigFuture includes information on over 1,000 careers along with a quiz to point you toward careers that match your interests. Finding out what jobs pay, what the work is like, and what education or skills you’ll need will help you understand your options.
Dates and Deadline:
Scholarships for $500 and $40,000 are awarded monthly until February of your senior year. Completing any step enters you in the drawings on the first day of every month. For $500 scholarships, we select 150 winners from the class of 2024 and 150 from the class of 2025 every month. For $40,000 scholarships, we select a total of two monthly (one from class of 2024 and another from class of 2025). Drawings occur on the first day of every month.
How to Qualify
- Log into your College Board account
- Click Start Your Career List above
- Search for careers on BigFuture
- Add three or more careers to your list
Tips for Building Your List
- What’s a career list?
Your list contains the careers you want to pursue. Every individual looks for different things in a career. To help you find what’s right for you, explore over 1,000 careers on BigFuture to understand how much money you can expect to make, what the work is like, and what education and skills you’ll need to be successful.
- How can I build a strong career list?
To start, take our short career quiz. It takes just a few minutes to answer questions about how you like to spend your time and what interests you most. After the quiz, you’ll receive a list of 30 potential careers to explore and add to your list. You can also explore careers in different clusters, such as Health Sciences or Marketing.
How will I know when I've earned an entry?
After you save a list with three or more careers, you’ll be automatically entered in monthly drawings unless you opt out of participation. You’ll see an update on your dashboard on BigFuture when you earn entries for $500 and $40,000. You’ll also get an email to confirm your drawing entries.