ACT Scholarship Giveaway!

We’re giving away more than $300,000 in scholarships and prizes this school year, because nothing makes us happier than seeing students succeed!

Dream Big! Win Big!

Beginning Sept. 3, 2019, you can enter for your chance to win a $15,000 Scholarship + $5,000 Tech Package in the ACT Scholarship Giveaway!

Eligible sophomores, juniors and seniors who register for the ACT test between 9.3.2019 and 6.26.2020 are automatically entered for a chance to win.* It’s that easy! 

*No purchase necessary or ACT test registration necessary. See Official Rules for eligibility requirements and entry instructions.  

Scholarship Overview

Students Will Win Big!

Prizes: 14 Students will receive a  $15,000 Scholarship & $5,000 Tech Package 

Throughout the 2019-20 academic school year, (October, December, February, April, June and July) 14 lucky students will be awarded the scholarship package and 7 of those scholarships are exclusively for students eligible for an ACT fee waiver. 


Tons of Additional Ways to Win!

$65,000 in Instant Prizes  

Students will have an opportunity to receive instant prizes throughout the 2019-20 academic school year.  Follow us for instant prize opportunities!

Scholarship Award Winners

April Winner

April Scholarship Recipient, Ethan, ACT Scholarship Winner, Class of 2020

"Success means being able to do what you like and being able to do it well."

-Ethan, ACT Scholarship Winner
Class of 2020

June Winner

June Scholarship Recipient, Shalia, ACT Scholarship Winner, Class of 2020

"After high school, I plan on going to college at either UW Madison, Howard University, or U of M. I want to become a pediatric nurse or a neonatologist."

-Shalia, ACT Scholarship Winner
Class of 2020

July Winner

“I plan to attend the work release program to save for college.  I wish to attend a 4 year college and get a degree in

-Madaline, ACT Scholarship Winner
Class of 2020

Scholarship FAQs

To be eligible to enter the ACT Scholarship Giveaway, you must be a permanent legal resident of the fifty (50) United States of America or the District of Columbia, at least thirteen (13) years old, and in the tenth (10th), eleventh (11th), or twelfth (12th) grade (or, if home schooled, in the equivalent of tenth (10th),eleventh (11th), or twelfth (12th) grade, and projected to be eligible to attend a post-secondary educational institution no later than October 1, 2022).   See the Official Rules for additional eligibility restrictions.

There are two methods for entry. You will receive an automatic entry by registering online for an ACT U.S. national test date in October, December, February, April, June or July. Alternatively, you can create an account in ACT Academy and complete an entry form within your account, which is the free alternate method of entry and does not require ACT test registration or purchase.  Entry methods, instructions and requirements are described in the Official Rules.   Make sure you pay attention to the entry cut-off dates, and note the limits on entries.

The online ACT test registration automatic entry is only available for ACT U.S. national test experiences. If you’re taking the ACT on a week day provided by your state or district, you can either register for and re-test on a later ACT U.S. national test date (including using a fee waiver), or alternately enter by using the alternate method of entry in ACT Academy which does not require ACT test registration or purchase. Make sure you pay attention to the entry cut-off dates, and note the limits on entries.

If you registered for the test prior to the start of the ACT Scholarship Giveaway, you can enter through ACT Academy in accordance with the Official Rules to enter via the No Purchase Necessary option.

There are a total of seven general  (7) prizes in the ACT Scholarship Giveaway open to eligible students, and an additional seven (7) supplementary prizes available only to students who use (or are eligible to use) an ACT fee waiver.  All winner will receive one (1) $15,000 scholarship (payable over four years) + a technology prize bundle ($5,000 retail value). One (1) general prize and one (1) supplemental prize will be awarded on each of the six drawing dates, with the exception of the October 30, 2019 drawing date, when two (2) general prizes and two (2) supplemental prizes will be awarded. See the Official Rules for prize information, requirements and restrictions.

The ACT Scholarship Giveaway has six (6) entry periods. All entry periods begin at 12:00 a.m. CT on the start date and end at 11:59 p.m. CT on the end date.

Entry Period Drawing Date
September 3, 2019 - October 4, 2019 October 30, 2019
October 5, 2019 - November 22, 2019 December 18, 2019
November 23, 2019 - January 17, 2020 February 12, 2019
January 18, 2020 - March 13, 2020 April 8, 2019
March 14, 2020 - May 22, 2020 June 17, 2019
May 23, 2020 - June 26, 2020 July 22, 2019

There is a limit of one (1) entry per person per entry period in the ACT Scholarship Giveaway, regardless of method of entry or number of ACT test registrations.  

The potential winners will be notified by phone, mail, courier, and/or email using the contact information provided in the entry submissions. 

Scholarships will be paid directly to the institution (any post-secondary Title IV eligible institution in the United States and District of Columbia) and not directly to the winner.  ACT will mail, courier or hand-deliver the technology prize package to the verified winner.  See the Official Rules for prize information, requirements and restrictions.

Unused portions of a scholarship will be forfeited and are nontransferable, nonassignable, nonnegotiable, and not redeemable for cash or credit. Unused portions must be returned to ACT.  

Winners will be chosen by random drawings on the specified dates.

Students are not eligible to win more than one prize per person or address (physical or email).