According to the College Board website, “The AP Scholar Awards recognize high school students who have demonstrated exemplary college-level achievement on AP exams.”
There are two steps in calculating the awards to students. The first step is the student’s average AP score based on all exams taken in the 2019-20 school year and in previous years.
Secondly, student’s exam scores are checked to see which ones count toward the various AP Scholar Awards. A student must meet all criteria to be eligible.