With the drop in temperature, almost every one experiences a drop in energy. The temptation to burrow under blankets and waste away precious time on Facebook or YouTube is strong. But let’s face it, you need an education, and we need scholarships to pay for it. There are scores of scholarships out there for every one if you know where to look. There are even scholarships that require only three sentences, or even no essay all together! So go ahead, throw off those blankets, sign off of Facebook, and find the scholarship perfect for you.
1. FRA Americanism Essay Contest: $10,000
FRA, the Fleet Reserve Association, gives away up to $10,000 in U.S bonds every year. High School kids, grades 7 – 12, are eligible for this competition. Students can submit an essay and cover letter through any local FRA branch (contact your school counselor or local FRA essay Chairman). The essay is 350 words on “What Patriotism Means to Me.”
Deadline: See website
2. Zinch “Three Sentence Essay” Scholarship: $1,000
Don’t have the patience to write a whole essay? This is essentially the Twitter version of college scholarships. Go to Zinch.com, and check out this weekly scholarship for a chance to win $1,000 for any of your school needs. Whether you are currently enrolled in college, or will be next year, you can answer their weekly question (example: “What legacy would you personally like to leave to the next generation”) in just three sentences.
3. College Prowler “No Essay” College Scholarship: $2,000
In case those three sentences were too taxing, college prowler has got you covered, with a monthly “no essay” scholarship. Any one currently or soon to be enrolled college student can enter a simple form online for a chance to win $2,000 for tuition, housing, books, meal plan, computers, or any other education related expenses. It’s ridiculously easy, simply go to collegeprowler.com, tell them who you are and how to reach you.
Deadline: See website
If you would like to learn more about college scholarships, please visit FinancialAidFinder’s section on scholarship information. Let us show you how to navigate the scholarship application process, write killer scholarship essays, take advantage of scholarship search engines, and win weird and unusual scholarships.
Good luck with your scholarship applications this week!
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Are you one of those students whose grade point average hovers between a 2.0 and 3.0? Do you dread the idea of writing long essays? Maybe you’re just an average, white male who thinks scholarship providers have passed you by. In any case, I have some great news. There are plenty of scholarship opportunities for students just like you! I’m not talking about those need-based scholarships where you have to provide proof of financial hardship or those that are awarded based on your ethnicity; these scholarship applications are all fun and simple to fill out. In fact, when it comes to college scholarships, these programs put the ‘ease’ in ‘easy!’
1. $1,000 Chegg Monthly Scholarship
Every month, head over to Chegg and check out the new question. You only need to provide a three-sentence response, so you can literally spend less than 5 minutes completing this application. You'll have 12 chances to win over the course of the year, so you're bound to get lucky at some point!
2. CouragetoGrow.com Scholarship
High school and college students with at least a 2.0 GPA can apply for this monthly $500 scholarship. Just submit a short essay (250 words or less) on the topic provided. Even if you hate writing, I’m sure you can come up with enough content to fill a paragraph. Just be sure to apply before the end of the month.
3. $2,000 No Essay Scholarship
If you truly hate writing, head over to College Prowler and submit your application for this ‘no essay’ scholarship. High school and college students, as well as non-traditional students, may apply. Procrastinators take note, the next deadline is March 31, so don’t wait too long before you submit your application.
4. A GPA Isn’t Everything Scholarship
If your GPA is sinking faster than the Titanic, this may be the perfect scholarship for you. One lucky winner will receive $1,000 from Cappex for simply completing the online application and answering a few questions. Just be sure to apply before March 31, if you want to win.
5. Unigo Superpower Scholarship
Want a scholarship that is fun and easy? Here it is! Just tell us who your favorite superhero or villain is (or make one up) and you could win $2,500 for college. Just be sure your answer is in 250 words or less (a paragraph) and submit your online application before the March 31 deadline. Anyone 13 years or older can apply.
Life would be a lot simpler if we all had a magic genie to make our college expenses disappear, but unfortunately, that’s not going to happen. Hopefully, these easy scholarships will get you started and will help motivate you to try some other programs, too. Remember, you don’t have to be a rocket-scientist or a brilliant writer to win scholarships, but you do need to apply. Looking for more easy scholarships? Check out our 13 monthly scholarships.