College Planning

Announcing BigFuture Scholarships for Class of 2024 and 2025!

Beginning December 5, 2022, all juniors and sophomores in the U.S. and U.S. territories in the Class of 2024 and 2025 can earn chances at $500 and $40,000 scholarships by taking steps on BigFuture to plan and pay for your future.


In 2023, BigFuture will award over $3 million in scholarships to more than 3,600 students including— two $40,000 scholarships for the class of 2024 and 2025 students every month. In January and February 2023, we’ll also award $40,000 scholarships to students in the class of 2023. These $40,000 scholarships are paid directly in installments to the 2- or 4-year institution where students enroll. All other scholarships are $500 and can be used on campus for tuition, books, supplies, and other expenses.


Students can earn chances to win these scholarships by completing these six steps. The more steps they complete, the more chances they have to win.

  1. Start Your Career List
  2. Build Your College List
  3. Start Your Scholarship List
  4. Strengthen Your College List
  5. Complete the FAFSA
  6. Apply to Colleges


How to Get Started: Students, parents and educators can learn more at Sophomores and juniors who take the first step of starting a career list with three or more careers will be automatically entered in monthly drawings for $500 and $40,000.


Counselors can access resources to promote BigFuture Scholarships for the class of 2024and 2025 here.


All seniors in the Class of 2023 can continue to sign up and take steps to earn entries until the endof February 2023.  The last two scholarships open for the class of 2023 are the Apply to Colleges Scholarship and the Complete the FAFSA. Scholarship