It Pays to Prep is a publication we update yearly designed to help families easily find merit-based scholarships. We have an Out-of-State edition and an in-state Tennessee edition (which can be found here). Though most schools in America have gone test-optional for admissions, most major merit-based scholarships still require the ACT.
To utilize It Pays to Prep in its simplest form, look down the left-hand column to find the ACT score and GPA necessary to obtain certain scholarships. The columns to the right will indicate the amount the student will receive per year and over four years if they receive that scholarship. Most of these scholarships are guaranteed scholarships. So, if the student meets the requirements, they will receive that scholarship as long as they get everything turned in on time to that school.
(Almost all increases are based on official ACT scores before and after the program.)