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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fl., March 5, 2012 – College Academy at Broward College made its debut this February as the first high school in Florida to win the Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation’s (CKSF) BYG Scholarship.
“Each student who participated knew they were part of something bigger than themselves, just as they know that on this campus they represent not only themselves but the school as a whole,” said Terri Roher, College Academy’s College and Scholarship Advisor.
BYG is a free monthly team scholarship quiz available to all high school students in the United States. This online format requires no essays and quizzes are based on the things you should know Before You Graduate. It was developed to increase students’ common knowledge in topics ranging from Geography to Financial Literacy and reward high scorers with college scholarships and national recognition. Every student is part of their school’s team and each student’s quiz score is based on time and accuracy. The more students who participate, the better their chances of winning. In addition to the individual scholarship prize, the school with the highest scoring students receives a cash prize and trophy. To date, CKSF, developed at Nova Southeastern University, has awarded over $300,000 to more than 700 scholarships winners. Scholarship awards are paid out quarterly and may be used at any post secondary school in the U.S.
College Academy, one of over 10, 000 schools benefiting from CKSF, has participated with the foundation for five years. The February participants in the BYG quiz won the month’s BYG Black History Championship as the first in Broward County and Florida to score highest in the nation.
“The BYG scholarship provides real world practical knowledge that helps students become well rounded. One of the goals is to increase knowledge needed to navigate through young adulthood,” said Daryl Hulce, President of CKSF.
For more information on the next BYG quizzes and other scholarship opportunities for high school students, visit CKSF at www.cksf.org.
The Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization based at Nova Southeastern University’s Fischler School of Education and a member of the National Providers Association (NSPA).
No essays, no applications, no GPA requirements. Just Scholarships.