Although The Broad Prize for Urban Education recognized the urban school districts that demonstrate the greatest overall performance and improvement in student achievement, the $1 million award went to students for college scholarships.
Graduating high school seniors from Broad Prize-winning and finalist districts received two- or four-year scholarships, depending on the type of higher education institution they choose to attend.
Students who enrolled in four-year colleges receive $20,000 over four years, and students who enrolled in two-year colleges or technical programs receive $5,000 paid over two years. Winning districts received $500,000 in scholarships, while finalists receive $125,000.
More than 1,200 students received $16 million in scholarships. We’re proud to share their success.
While The Broad Prize has sunsetted, Broad Prize scholarship winners will continue to receive their funds through Scholarship America, the nonprofit organization that manages The Broad Prize scholarship program. Funds remain available even if students pause their education for any reason—the scholarship remains in the student’s name and ready to use whenever the student resumes their education. And recipients of two-year scholarships who transfer to a four-year university can apply to continue their scholarship.