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PfISD Students earn College Board Scholarships

April 28, 2020

Three Pflugerville ISD seniors have earned College Board Opportunity Scholarships. These recipients are among nearly 4,000 members of the class of 2020 who have earned $3.6 million for completing one or more of the college planning steps laid out in the College Board Opportunity Scholarships program. 

Nahom Tulu of Hendrickson High School and Pflugerville High School Panthers Atara Ho and Maddison Welch also earned scholarships for their participation in the program.

Research shows that completing specific steps helps clarify the complex college planning process, especially for low-income and first-generation students. With that in mind the College Board Opportunity Scholarship program encourages students to complete a series of steps to prepare themselves for college and rewards them with scholarships. 

The six steps include: Build Your College List, Practice for the SAT, Improve Your Score, Strengthen Your College List, Complete the FAFSA and Apply to Colleges.

Each of these steps in the program has a number of scholarships available for completing them and the College Board also has a Complete Your Journey $40,000 College Board Opportunity scholarship available to students who complete all six portions of the program. 

The program is now open to the class of 2021 for current juniors interested in laying the foundation to prepare for college and possibly earn scholarship money. They can sign up and get more information on the program at Those who do so and complete the first step by July 31 may earn a chance for a $500 scholarship. Students who complete this and all the other steps will be eligible for the next $40,000 Complete Your Journey scholarship awarded in March 2021.

Since the inception of this program in December 2018, the College Board has awarded more than $3.6 million in scholarships through the Complete Your Journey and College Board Opportunity Scholarships.

Class of 2021 program information