The Top 10 Easiest Scholarships

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, 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 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 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 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! 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, 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, 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.

Find more easy scholarships by searching Scholarship Library.

Written By: Suzanne Shaffer

27 thoughts on “The Top 10 Easiest Scholarships

  1. Sallie Mae sweepstakes is also another winner. All you do is register for the site and be enrolled in college. It automatically enters you to win scholarships on a random basis. Easiest scholarship money can’t buy =)

  2. I am a sophomore and Fafsa has taken away all funds for the Fall and Spring. My father is a dead beat and wouldn’t turn in his taxes from the IRS thus losing all funds. Then my Mother came into the Financial Aid office where they laughed at her. She is a single Mom and he made her feel like dirt.
    She had asked for some alumni that might want to donate for my college. The man named Rob laughed at her.
    She then asked him if I should drop out and he said it was last week. He said if I didn’t pay CU that they would drop me. They want 14,500 in 2 weeks and I want to continue my studies and get a college degree. I had a 3.6 last year and member of the National Honor Society. I am in the advertising school and only want to better myself but am afraid that I will have to quit school and I work so hard for my grades and only ask for help. Aren’t there any philanthropists that want to help make a difference and help a college student to succeed.

    Thank you and looking forward for any help. My cell is 303-881-7176 or 303-588-4687.

    I am going to keep praying.


    Gretchan Nicholson

    • Two weeks is up. Hopefully, you still have a chance at a local community college. If I were you, I would learn about money laundering and how you can use it to benefit from selling drugs.

  3. i am looking for cash aid assistance so i can continue to further my education in aviation maintenance as well as keeping a roof over my families heads! thank you!

  4. Well i am a student that is try to get good grades and take care of my family but need more mone to go to school i hope i get it

  5. Omg. Where to start. With all the thousands of scholarships out there, you would think it would be less complicated.

    Advise please. Where do I start to get a scholarship?
    I don’t start college until sept 2013 however cut off time to get all in is May.

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  7. This is all bs. There aren’t scholarships for everyone. Only a few get scholarships. There are hundreds of thousands or possibly millions of students that apply for scholarships and yet only a few select thousand will get a scholarship from time to time. Its a 1000:2 ratio. Give up, ppl

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