Say the words “scholarship applications” and most students cringe. Many believe that only a few students are talented enough or smart enough to win a college scholarship; but you couldn’t be more wrong. There are college scholarships available that don’t require a stellar GPA or hundreds of hours of community service. Many don’t even require an essay.
If you have ever said to yourself, “I can’t win a scholarship”, these scholarships were created especially for you. But there’s one simple rule: you can’t win if you don’t enter!
1. U.S. Bank Scholarship
U.S. Bank provides forty $1,000 scholarships every year to students entering college and currently enrolled in college. The online application is simple and easy to complete. The best part? The selection process is done by a random drawing; which means anyone can win!
2. Tell-a-Friend Scholarship Sweepstakes
Register at Scholarships.com, tell a friend about it, and you will have a chance to win $1,000 for you and $500 for your friend. Once you register and enter, they provide you with a link you can use to IM, tweet, email, blog about or post on your Facebook wall. For every friend who signs up because of your link, you have a chance to win $1000. It couldn’t get much easier than that!
3. $2,000 “No Essay” Scholarship
CollegeProwler.com sponsors this monthly contest which makes it simple to enter and win $2,000. All you do is fill out their simple form and you’re registered. High school students and current college students can have one entry each month and the winner is announced on their Facebook page.
4. The 140 Scholarship
This is the shortest scholarship application you will ever write: 140 characters on Twitter
Scholarships.com sponsors this Twitter scholarship and asks for a tweet highlighting a specific subject. The winner receives $1,400, first runner up $140, and second runner up $140.
5. OP Loftbed $500 Scholarship
This scholarship is sponsored by a company that builds and provides loftbeds for college campuses. The winner of the scholarship is picked based on their answers to a set of questions asked in the application. They don’t ask the traditional scholarship questions because they want the applicants to have fun, which causes them to think and be creative with their answers. GPA’s and other academic criteria are not factored in so if you’re interesting and creative you could be the winner!
6.Zinch “Three sentence scholarship”
This scholarship is open to high school and college students and awarded weekly by Zinch.com. There is a short essay prompt each week posted on their site and their Facebook page. Winners are chosen based on the three sentences they provide answering the prompt in 280 characters or less. The best answer wins $1,000!
7.ScholarshipPoints.com monthly scholarship
Complete a profile and you’re on your way to earning points that qualify you for their scholarship drawings. Members earn scholarship points for doing what they already do online: shopping, reading blogs, playing games, searching the web, and taking surveys. The more you do–the more scholarship points you earn–the more chances you have at winning a scholarship of up to $10,000.
8. $20,000 Sweet Diggity Dawg scholarship
This scholarship might be relatively easy, but it gives you the most band for your efforts. You create a profile on Zinch.com, amp it up and be creative, and then get your friends on Zinch to vote for you. All you need is to be a high school student graduating and heading to college with a minimum GPA of 2.0. The ball is in your court as you let your profile tell your story and win votes.
9. Create-a-Greeting-Card $10,000 Scholarship Contest
This is open to students from the age of 14 to college age. If you have that creative spark, this is the scholarship competition created just for you. They are looking for a piece of original art, photograph or computer generated graphic along any topic consistent with The Gallery Collection’s current card line. This is an annual contest.
10. Frame My Future Scholarship
This competition, awarding five $1,000 scholarships and sponsored by DiplomaFrame.com, is held each year for students who will be attending or are in college. To enter the contest all you need to do is submit an original entry piece that communicates what you want to achieve in your personal or professional life after college following the theme: This is how I “Frame My Future”. The possibilities for entry are endless: poems, scrapbook pages, short essay, collage, photograph, drawing, painting–basically anything that can be framed.
Scholarship applications require some effort but you can walk away with a huge payoff if you take the time to enter. These scholarships require very little time and effort but when it comes to FREE money for college, the effort will be well worth the reward.
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