What is the BYG Scholarship?

September 24, 2013 ·

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!

Good Luck!

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