The ACT Scholarship Giveaway

Enter for Your Chance to Win a $40,000 Scholarship + $5,000 Tech Package in the ACT Scholarship Giveaway!*

US National Test Dates Eligible Only

Eligible sophomores and juniors who register for the AprilJune, or July 2019 US national test dates may enter. During registration, check YES to opt-in to the ACT Scholarship Giveaway for your chance to win. It’s just that easy! You may also enter by mail.* See Official Rules for eligibility requirements and entry instructions.

*NO PURCHASE OR ACT TEST REGISTRATION NECESSARY.  Sweepstakes subject to complete Official Rules.

Grand Prize - 1 Winner

$40,000 Scholarship & $5,000 Tech Package

Chosen from all entries of the test date prizes, ONE winner will get a $40,000 scholarship (payable over 4 years) and a $5,000 tech package.

Test Date Prizes - 3 Winners

$5,000 Scholarship & $5,000 Tech Package

Each test date (April, June, and July) will have ONE winner who gets a $5,000 scholarship and a $5,000 tech package for THREE winners total.

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) or eleventh (11th) grade (or, if home schooled, in the equivalent of tenth (10th) or eleventh (11th) grade, and projected to be eligible to attend a post-secondary educational institution no later than October 1, 2021).   See the Official Rules for additional eligibility restrictions.

There are two methods for entry. You can enter by registering online for an ACT U.S. national test date for April 13, June 8, or July 13 and opting-in to the ACT Scholarship Giveaway during the registration process. Alternatively, you can mail in a postcard, 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 opt-in method of 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 mail-in method of entry 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.

test prior to February 21?

If you registered for the test prior to the start of the ACT Scholarship Giveaway, you can enter by sending in an entry form in accordance with the Official Rules to enter via the No Purchase Necessary option.

There are four (4) prizes in the ACT Scholarship Giveaway.  There will be one (1) grand prize of a $40,000 scholarship (payable over four years) + a technology prize bundle ($5,000 retail value), and a total of three (3) $5,000 scholarships (payable over one year) + technology prize bundles ($5,000 retail value), one scholarship and technology bundle for each eligible test date.  See the Official Rules for prize information, requirements and restrictions.

The ACT Scholarship Giveaway has an entry period that begins at 12:00 a.m. CT on 2/22/19 and ends at 11:59 p.m. CT on 6/24/19.  There are separate entry cut-off dates and times within the entry period for inclusion of an entry in the applicable ACT test date prize drawing, which cut-off dates and times are 11:59 p.m. CT on 3/25/19 for the April test date prize drawing, 11:59 p.m. CT on 5/20/19 for the June test date prize drawing, and 11:59 p.m. CT on 6/24/19 for the July test date prize drawing. Test registrations must be completed and postcards postmarked by the applicable cut-off dates and times for inclusion in the applicable test date prize drawing (and postcards additionally must be received within seven (7) days after the applicable entry cut-off date). The test date prize drawings for the April, June and July test date prizes will be conducted on or about 4/17/19, 6/12/19 and 7/17/19, respectively. The grand prize drawing will also be conducted on 7/17/19. There is no separate entry for the grand prize drawing; entries for the Grand Prize drawing are from eligible test date prize entries.

There is a limit of two (2) entries per person in the ACT Scholarship Giveaway and no more than one (1) entry per test date prize drawing, 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. 

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

Students are eligible to win one test date prize per person or address (physical or email). Winning a test date prize does not preclude a student from also winning the grand prize.

*NO PURCHASE OR ACT TEST REGISTRATION NECESSARY.  The “ACT Scholarship Giveaway” is subject in all respects to the complete Official Rules available at  www.act.org/actscholarshipgiveaway or by sending a S.A.S.E. to “ACT Scholarship Giveaway – Rules Request,” c/o ACT, Inc., 500 ACT Drive, MZ 32, Iowa City, IA  52243-0168 (VT residents may omit return postage).  Open only to entrants who, as of the entry date, are permanent legal residents of the 50 U.S.A. and D.C., at least 13 years old, and in the 10th or 11th grade (or, if home schooled, in the equivalent of 10th or 11th grade, and projected to be eligible to attend a post-secondary educational institution no later than 10/1/21).  The Sweepstakes is void outside the eligible sweepstakes territory, and where prohibited or restricted by law.  Sweepstakes entry period begins at 12:00 a.m. CT on 2/22/19 and ends at 11:59 p.m. CT on 6/24/19.  There are separate entry cut-off dates and times within the entry period for inclusion of an entry in the applicable ACT test date prize drawing, which cut-off dates and times are 11:59 p.m. CT on 3/25/19 for the April test date prize drawing, 11:59 p.m. CT on 5/20/19 for the June test date prize drawing, and 11:59 p.m. CT on 6/24/19 for the July test date prize drawing.  LIMIT: Two (2) entries per person and no more than one (1) entry per test date prize drawing, regardless of method of entry or number of ACT test registrations.  Entry methods (including entry in connection with registration for the April, June or July, 2019 U.S. national ACT test, and/or free alternate mail-in method of entry which does not require ACT test registration or purchase), instructions, limits and restrictions, and prize information, requirements and restrictions are set forth in the Official Rules.  Sponsor: ACT, Inc., 500 ACT Drive, MZ 32, Iowa City, IA  52243-0168.