Lubbock-Cooper senior wins $40K College Board Opportunity Schola - FOX34 Lubbock

Lubbock-Cooper senior wins $40K College Board Opportunity Scholarship

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From Lubbock-Cooper ISD:

The College Board has announced a student from Lubbock-Cooper High School is among its first class of Complete Your Journey Scholarship winners. Twenty-five student winners from across the country, including LCHS' Ali Arain, earned a $40,000 scholarship for completing all six college planning steps laid out in the College Board Opportunity Scholarships program.

“Lubbock-Cooper High School congratulates Ali,” said LCHS Principal Angie Inklebarger. “The kind of persistence he showed in pursuing the Complete Your Journey College Board Opportunity Scholarship has earned him $40,000 for college, and the invaluable lesson that hard work and dedication make every goal attainable. This achievement is uplifting and inspiring news for all of us during these challenging times.”

More than 500,000 students from all 50 states have joined the College Board Opportunity Scholarships program since it launched in December 2018. In addition to the 25 $40,000 Complete Your Journey winners, for the class of 2020 nearly 4,000 students from 48 states, including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, earned $3.6 million in smaller scholarships, ranging from $500 to $2,000.

“To those students who may have counted themselves out of scholarship opportunities, this program is for you. There is so much more talent out there than we can see,” said College Board CEO David Coleman. “We want all students to see themselves as scholars, no matter where they began. College planning does not need to be daunting. These 25 students took one simple step, and then another, until they reached their goals. We encourage the class of 2021 to follow their lead.”

For more on the 25 students, including video highlights of the moment they learned about their $40,000 scholarship, and information to help juniors get started earning scholarships right away, visit

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