The BYG Scholarship offered by the Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation (CKSF) offers more than just money for college. BYG stands for Before You Graduate and helps high school students understand a wide variety of things, important to know, as they get ready to enter the world on their own.
Each month the CKSF BYG scholarship offers an online quiz about a different subject that is helpful to know but not likely to be covered in a classroom or high school textbook. There are a series of quizzes scored on time and accuracy. Scores accumulate month to month until the end of December. The student with the highest score will be awarded a $500 scholarship, which may be used at the postsecondary school of his or her choice. The high school with the highest combined score will win a national championship trophy. The contest then begins again in January and runs through April.
Monthly topics for the September - December BYG Scholarship: Geography, College Facts, Environment, and Health.
It is so simple; people sometimes don't believe CKSF is legit!
Tips to winning:
- Cheat sheet – for each month's quiz there is a cheat sheet available to review before taking the quiz. If you are serious about winning money for college, invest ten minutes with this document.
- Persistence – BYG scholarship winners are those that take all four quizzes. It isn't hard to do, just one each month, each quiz takes less than five minutes to complete.
- Look up the answers – It is OK to look up the answers. In the real world, anything you need to know, you can Google and get the answer in a matter of seconds. Just remember, CKSF quizzes are scored on time and accuracy. Don't spend a lot of time reading the article, get the answer and come back to the quiz. You can always go back and be fascinated later!