BigFuture Ambassador Program

Student leaders can play a special role in arming peers with resources and information about planning, paying and preparing for college. The BigFuture Ambassador program amplifies student voices to increase college and career access in schools across the country.

EDUCATORS: Complete this form to sign up to receive any emails sent to Ambassadors in your school.


Program Overview

The BigFuture Ambassador program provides you with an opportunity to practice leadership skills by building your school community’s awareness of BigFuture college planning resources, including BigFuture Scholarships. You’ll spread the word in your school about how to earn chances at BigFuture Scholarships by taking steps to get ready for college.


How to Get Involved

  • Any individual student can sign up to be a BigFuture Ambassador. You can work by yourself or recruit other students and start your own Ambassador club in your school to spread the word about BigFuture and other BigFuture resources.
  • Ambassadors identify and speak at 2-3 events to build awareness about BigFuture among students, families, and educators. (We provide you with virtual training and tools like these to help you out.)


How This Will Benefit You

As a BigFuture Ambassador in your school, you will:

  • Develop skills and experience in leadership, public speaking, organization, collaboration (with both peers and adults), marketing and service to others, which can help you stand out to colleges
  • Help more students at your school learn about how to qualify for BigFuture Scholarships by completing college planning steps
  • Meet and network with student leaders from around the country at virtual trainings for BigFuture Ambassadors


How We Will Support You

  • We offer virtual training sessions throughout the school year, beginning in October (BONUS: Any students who attend 4 or more events will be recognized as a Gold Leaf Ambassador).
  • After you take surveys to share how it’s going, we use what we learn to provide resources and strategies to help you connect your community with tools for college planning.
  • We send a monthly email with suggestions about what to emphasize that month to help your peers qualify for BigFuture Scholarships and complete college planning steps at just the right time.
  • We also equip you with PowerPoint presentations, flyers and other materials to help you talk about BigFuture Scholarships and other BigFuture resources.

BigFuture Student Ambassador

More Information


What are the BigFuture Scholarships?

BigFutureScholarships are open to all Class of 2023 students who attend high school in the United States, Puerto Rico, other U.S. territories, and US citizens and residents attending Department of Defense Education Activity schools abroad. College Board wants as many students as possible to earn scholarships through BigFuture Scholarships. Therefore, students unable to submit the FAFSA, such as undocumented students, can still qualify for each scholarship step.

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Can I sign up to be a BigFuture Ambassador on my own?

Some participants do activities to spread the word by themselves, and others join other students. Some students have even formed Ambassador Clubs and work with a school faculty member for help with scheduling, space or other needs. We provide resources and training to help you build awareness. It is up to you to decide who else to involve from your school.

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Can any student sign up to be an Ambassador?

Ambassadors typically sign up in their junior or senior year. However, sign-up is open to any student in grades 9-12. Students under the age of 13 cannot sign up to become an Ambassador.

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What kind of training and resources are available?

We convene Ambassadors from around the country for regular virtual training sessions to share outreach strategies, and BigFuture resources to help you build awareness. These are optional. Ambassadors who attend four or more training sessions will be recognized as Gold Leaf Ambassadors. Students who sign up to be an Ambassador also receive a monthly email with resources and strategies to build awareness about how to qualify for BigFuture Scholarships and use other BigFuture resources.

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What is a Gold Leaf Ambassador?

In 2021-2022, we will be hold optional virtual training for all BigFuture Ambassadors. At the end of the year, students who attend at least four training sessions, will be recognized as Gold Leaf Ambassadors.

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