BYG Scholarship


About the Scholarship 

What is a credit score? Which animal symbolizes the Republican Party? How many countries are there in the world? The BYG Scholarship is a  team competition for high school students based on things you should know Before You Graduate. 


All U.S. high school students


1st place - $500 scholarship
BYG trophy to the school with the highest team score

How it Works

Participants must register with CKSF to take the scholarship quizzes. The Challenge Round quiz  runs twice a year, September through December and January through April. A new quiz begins during the first week of every month. All students at a high school who take the quiz become part of that school's "team." The top 20 scores at each school are added together to get the school team score. The school with the highest score in each state advances their top five (5) students to take the Championship Round. At the end of the competition, the highest scoring school earns a trophy and the overall highest scoring student receives a $500 scholarship. 

Quiz Dates

September - December 2013
Quiz 1: 09/01/2013 - 12/15/2013 - Geography (cheat sheet)
Quiz 2: 10/06/2013 - 12/15/2013 - College Facts (cheat sheet)
Quiz 3: 11/03/2013 - 12/15/2013 - Environment (cheat sheet)
Quiz 4: 12/01/2013 - 12/15/2013 - Health  (cheat sheet)

Championship Round: 12/18/2013- 12/20/2013 - Combination quiz 

January - April 2014
Quiz 1: 01/05/2014 - 04/20/2014 - Sports (cheat sheet)
Quiz 2: 02/02/2014 - 04/20/2014 - Political Science (cheat sheet)
Quiz 3: 03/02/2014 - 04/20/2014 - The Arts (cheet sheat)
Quiz 4: 04/06/2014 - 04/20/2014 - Financial Literacy (cheat sheet)

Championship Round: 04/23/2014 - 04/25/2014 

Quiz Details

To participate, you must register with the Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation at For all CKSF scholarship quizzes, 500 points are awarded for each correct answer and one point is deducted for each second taken to complete a question. Results are available immediately to each participant and the overall ranking is available within three hours under the "Results" tab at