Announcing College Challenge Winners!
Over 200 Student Ambassadors, led by their school leadership, used the momentum of the Challenge to raise their FAFSA completion rates.
This spring semester, more than 87,000 students from 14 states and 83 high schools across the country competed in the Get Schooled 2017 College Challenge. Students, staff, and districts collaborated together to increase FAFSA completion rates and create awareness about the different financial aid opportunities available for students. Over 200 Student Ambassadors, led by their school leadership, used the momentum of the Challenge to raise their FAFSA completion rates. It was a collaborative effort, and the results speak for themselves with the notable 11% increase in FAFSA completions from last year.
Congratulations to our national winner:
Middle College High School in San Bernardino, California!
We also want to recognize our regional winners, who will each receive $1,000.
- John W. North High School (California Region 2)
- Paul Laurence Dunbar High School (National Region)
- Hyde Leadership Charter School (New York Region)
For the first time ever we are offering personalized survey data to our active schools in the College Challenge. We want to help educators nationally identify student needs in our ever changing society. Through a survey in our College Dollars Badge, we asked, “What do you need from your School Counselor?” How do you think your students responded? If we can target student needs together, we can have a greater impact on student success. Check out the data from our national survey! *We will be sending out personalized data to schools that had a significant number of students complete the survey.
Now is your chance to give us your feedback about the College Challenge. Your feedback is valuable and is utilized to improve student and educator experiences.
Congratulations again to all of our winners! Thank you to all the teachers, counselors, administrators, and students for making this a successful Challenge! If you have any photos or videos you would like to share from the Challenge please email them directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s not too late to earn a $500 school grant. You can use it towards senior activities, graduation or scholarships for your students. Schools still have a chance to unlock the box until April 30th!