College Board Opportunity Scholarships

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College Board Opportunity Scholarships

A Clearer Path to College

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The College Board Opportunity Scholarships guide you through the collegeplanning process and offer you a chance to earn money for college for each action you complete. Complete each action for a chance to earn scholarships:

1. Build Your College List: $500

Get started by exploring colleges you’re interested in.

2. Practice for the SAT: $1,000

Use Official SAT® Practice on Khan Academy® to get ready for test day.

3. Improve Your Score: $2,000

Show how practice pays off by improving your SAT score.

4. Strengthen Your College List: $500

Make sure your college list has a mix of academic safety, fit, and reach schools.

5. Complete the FAFSA: $1,000

Fill out the free government form to apply for financial aid.

6. Apply to Colleges: $1,000

Apply to the schools you want to attend.

Complete Your Journey: $40,000

Complete all six scholarship steps to be eligible for a $40,000 scholarship.

Learn more about your scholarship eligibility at cb.org/opportunity.

The Gates Scholarship

The Gates Scholarship

The Gates Scholarship (TGS) needs your help in identifying America’s top minority students who may be eligible for a prestigious scholarship.

TGS is a highly selective, full scholarship for exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors. Starting in 2018, the scholarship is being awarded to 300 student leaders each year, with the intent of helping outstanding minority students who come from low-income backgrounds realize their maximum potential.

Scholars will receive funding for the full cost of attendance that is not already covered by other financial aid and the expected family contribution, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Costs covered include tuition, fees, books, room and board, and may include additional personal costs.  TGS also provides Scholars with various online support services designed to help them excel in their degree programs, graduate, and make a successful transition to their chosen careers. These include mentoring, academic support, career and internship guidance, advice, and job opportunities. Gates Scholars will also be connected to a network of accomplished peers that they can tap into for support and advice.

We ask for your assistance in identifying students in your area who may be eligible. Please click the link below and follow the instruction to refer a student.

Refer a Student

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Eligibility Requirements:

  • A high school senior
  • From at least one of the following ethnicities:  African American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian/Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American
  • Pell-eligible
  • A US citizen, national, or permanent resident
  • A minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale

Additionally, a student must plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at a US accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college or university.

*For American Indian/Alaska Native, proof of tribal enrollment will be required.

As part of our application process, we will be verifying some student information, including tribal membership for students who identify as American Indian/Alaska Native. Students who are selected as semifinalists will be asked to submit a verification form through their tribal enrollment office to verify membership in their stated nation.

An ideal candidate will have:

  • An outstanding high school academic record (e.g., be in the top 10% of his/her graduating class)
  • Demonstrated leadership ability (e.g., as shown through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities)
  • Exceptional personal success skills (e.g., emotional maturity, motivation, perseverance, etc.)

For additional information, please visit our website

Pasco eSchool Calendar 2018 – 2019

Pasco eSchool Calendar 2018 – 2019

Spring Semester Completion Dates 2019

  • Spring Break March 16 – 25
  • Teacher Planning Day March 25 Pasco eSchool Closed for Holiday Observance

Graduating Seniors

  • May 17  Graduating Seniors Assignments & DBAs Due
  • May 24  Graduating Seniors Final Exams Due

6-11 Grade Students and Non Graduating Seniors

  • May 17   Assignments & DBAs Due
  • May 24   Final Exams Due

K-5 Students

  •  All Assignments Due May 29