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.
BYG Scholarship - Geography
BYG Scholarship - Health
BYG Scholarship - Political Science
BYG Scholarship - The Arts
BYG Scholarship - Sports
BYG Scholarship - The Environment
BYG Scholarship - College Facts
BYG Scholarship Round - Financial Literacy
BYG Scholarship - World Religions
To participate, you must register with the Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation at www.cksf.org. 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 www.cksf.org.