Scholarship Partners and Programs

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When you take the PSAT/NMSQT or the PSAT 10 and say "yes" to our free Student Search Service®, you can help scholarship providers find you. We'll also connect you to our scholarship partners, who offer over $300 million annually in scholarships to qualified low-income and minority students.

If you opt in to Student Search Service and you qualify, you'll be invited to apply for scholarships in the fall of your junior year.

National Merit Scholarship Program

The PSAT/NMSQT is the qualifying test for the National Merit® Scholarship Program, an academic competition for recognition and scholarships. The PSAT 10 and PSAT 8/9 are not considered for entry.

For more information, visit the National Merit® Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) website, see the Official Student Guide to the PSAT/NMSQT, or see the Guide to the National Merit Scholarship Program (for educators). NMSC is a cosponsor of the PSAT/NMSQT.

Additional Scholarship Partners


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American Indian Graduate Center
Offers awards to qualified students of Native American heritage.
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Asian Pacific Islander American Scholars logo

Asian Pacific Islander American Scholars
Offers awards to qualified students of Asian and Pacific Islander heritage.
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Boettcher Foundation logo

Boettcher Foundation
Scholarships for Colorado high school seniors attending four-year institutions in Colorado.
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Children of Fallen Patriots logo

Children of Fallen Patriots
Scholarships and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty.
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Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation logo

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation
Provides national, merit-based scholarships.
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Cobell Scholarship logo

Cobell Scholarship (awarded by Indigenous Education, Inc.)
Offers merit- and need-based scholarships to qualified students of Native American heritage.
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Daniels Fund logo

Daniels Fund
Offers need-based scholarships to residents of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.
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The Gates Scholarship
Offers full scholarships for Pell-eligible, minority high school seniors.
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George Snow Scholarship logo

George Snow Scholarship Fund
Offers need-based scholarships to residents of Palm Beach County, Florida.
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Greenhouse Scholars logo

Greenhouse Scholars
Provides scholarships for students with financial need who are residents of Colorado, Georgia, Illinois or North Carolina.
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Hispanic Scholarship Fund logo

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Offers merit- and need-based scholarships to qualified Hispanic American students.
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Horatio Alger Association logo

Horatio Alger Association
Offers scholarships to students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives and have demonstrated financial need.
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Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Offers scholarships to qualified students with demonstrated financial need.
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Jackie Robinson Foundation logo

The Jackie Robinson Foundation
Offers scholarships and leadership development to minority students.
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Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation logo

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
Provides scholarships to children of veteran, active duty, and reserve Marines, and also Navy corpsmen who've served with Marines.
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Ron Brown Scholar Program logo

Ron Brown Scholar Program
Offers scholarships to African American students and focuses on encouraging civic engagement.
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TheDream.US logo

TheDream.US
Provides scholarships for DREAMers.
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UNCF logo

United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
Offers scholarships to qualified African American students with demonstrated financial need.
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Washington State Opportunity Scholarship logo

Washington State Opportunity Scholarship
Provides scholarships for low- and middle-income Washington state residents planning to earn a bachelor's degree in STEM and health care fields.
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What Our Scholarship Partners Say

Our partnerships connect students like you to available funding for college. Take a look at what scholarship providers say about the impact of our partnerships.

Our partnership with College Board has enabled APIASF to access thousands of Asian and Pacific Islander American student leaders who may not otherwise hear about our scholarship programs. Through the hundreds of APIASF scholarships awarded each year, this partnership empowers rising leaders to turn dreams of higher education into real-life benefits for themselves, their families, and communities.
—Jeannette Soon-Ludes, Ph.D., Director, APIASF Scholarships & Programs

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund’s partnership with the College Board has allowed us to expand our recruitment efforts to students from all 50 states and from all economic backgrounds. This type of reach ensures that we find, select, and promote the success of America’s young leaders to new heights. Thank you College Board for all the help you have provided over the years!
—Fidel A. Vargas, President & CEO, Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The College Board is an essential partner to the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. The Cooke Foundation awards annual scholarships of up to $40,000 to exceptionally promising students who have financial need. By partnering with the College Board, we are able to locate more high-achieving, low-income students that have the ability to excel when given the resources to develop their talents. The College Board has done extraordinary things by facilitating our outreach efforts. We are forever grateful that the College Board has expanded our outreach efforts in this way.
—Harold Levy, Executive Director, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

Other Programs

These programs use PSAT/NMSQT scores to find eligible juniors.

National Scholarship Service

The National Scholarship Service offers a free college advisory and referral service for 11th-grade African American students. For more information, write to:

National Scholarship Service
980 Martin Luther King Drive SW, P.O. Box 11409
Atlanta, GA 30310

Telluride Seminar Scholarships

The Telluride Association offers scholarships to gifted 11th-grade students for their six-week summer program in the humanities and social sciences.

How to Opt Out

Write to PSAT/NMSQT by October 31 at the address below if you don’t want to share your scores with the Telluride Seminar Scholarships program or the National Scholarship Service:

P.O. Box 6720
Princeton, NJ 08541-6720