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 monthly scholarship and team competition for high school students based on things you should know Before You Graduate.


All U.S. high school students


5 - $250 scholarships to the team with the highest team score 
BYG Plaque 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 is open for two weeks in the beginning of each 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 score. The school with the highest score in each state advances their top five (5) students to take the Championship Round quiz. At the end of the competition, the highest scoring school earns a plaque and five $250 scholarships are awarded to the top five (5) students.

Quiz Dates

BYG Scholarship - Geography
Challenge Round: 09/09/2012 -09/23/2012
Championship Round: 09/26/2012 - 09/28/2012
Geography Cheat Sheet

BYG Scholarship - Health 
Challenge Round: 02/03/2013 - 02/17/2013
Championship Round: 02/20/2013 - 02/22/2013
Health Cheat Sheet

BYG Scholarship - Political Science
Challenge Round: 10/07/2012 -10/21/2012
Championship Round: 10/24/2012 - 10/26/2012
Political Science Cheat Sheet 

BYG Scholarship - The Arts
Challenge Round: 03/03/2013 - 03/17/2013
Championship Round: 03/20/2013 - 03/22/2013
The Arts Cheat Sheet

BYG Scholarship - Sports
Challenge Round: 11/04/2012 - 11/18/2012
Championship Round: 11/21/2012 - 11/23/2012
Sports Cheat Sheet

BYG Scholarship - The Environment
Challenge Round: 04/07/2013 - 04/21/2013
Championship Round: 04/24/2013 -04/26/2013
The Environment Cheat Sheet

BYG Scholarship - College Facts
Challenge Round: 12/02/2012 - 12/16/2012
Championship Round: 12/19/2012 - 12/21/2012
College Facts Cheat Sheet

BYG Scholarship Round - Financial Literacy
Challenge Round: 05/05/2013 - 05/19/2013
Championship Round: 05/22/2013 - 05/24/2013
Financial Literacy Cheat Sheet

BYG Scholarship - World Religions
Challenge Round: 01/06/2013 - 01/20/2013
Championship Round: 01/23/2013 - 01/25/2013
World Religions Cheat Sheet 

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