Any Topic Essay Scholarships 2016
Naval History Essay Contest
ByScholarship AdvisoronJuly 8, 2017inAny Subject, August, Contest, Scholarships by Major
At the U.S. Naval Institute, the Naval History Essay Contest is now available that is sponsored by the William M. Wood Foundation. Any contributor like active duty military, reservists, veterans, government civilian personnel, civilians is eligible to apply for the contest. The U.S. Naval Institute provides an independent forum for those who dare to read, […]
Sharps Compliance Inc. Scholarship Essay Contest
ByScholarship AdvisoronJune 14, 2017inAny Subject, Contest, December, Scholarships by Major, Social and Health Care Programs, Undergraduate
Sharps Compliance Inc. is pleased to be able to offer Sharps’ essay contest, The contest is open to all students who have been accepted to, or are currently enrolled in an accredited university in healthcare related studies. Sharps Compliance strives to innovate new services that are regulatory compliant and environmentally sensitive. They will be awarding three […]
QuitDay.Org Scholarship Contest
ByScholarship AdvisoronMay 27, 2017inContest, Graduate, March, Scholarships
QuitDay.org would like to announce their annual scholarship program named as QuitDay.org Scholarship. Scholarship essay contest is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are 18 years old or older. With the QuitDay.org Scholarship, they strive to inspire people to quit smoking and have a positive impact on the lives of their loved ones and […]
The PIABA Dubin Scholarship Contest
ByScholarship AdvisoronMay 15, 2017inContest, Law, Scholarships, September
PIABA foundation would like to announce “James E. Beckley Securities Arbitration and Law Writing Competition” to the students who attend a law school in the United States. Full-time students who are not law students but who write law-related papers as part of a course at an American law school are eligible. The competition is intended […]
FFRF William J. Schulz High School Essay Contest
ByScholarship AdvisoronApril 19, 2017inAny Subject, Contest, Essay Scholarships, Graduate, High School Senior, June, Scholarships, Scholarships by Major
Freedom from Religion Foundation sponsors William J. Schulz High School Essay Competition with cash awards. This scholarship contest is open to North American high school seniors who graduate in spring 2017, going on to college in fall 2017. The contest is intended to promote the constitutional principle of separation of state and church and to educate […]
AFSA National High School Essay Contest
ByScholarship AdvisoronFebruary 10, 2017inContest, High School Students, March
The 2017 National High School Essay Contest has begun! This is the 19th year of this prestigious contest, which encourages high school students to think about important international issues and learn about one of America’s best kept secrets: The United States Foreign Service. The contest challenges students to imagine themselves as a member of the […]
Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Essay Contest
ByScholarship AdvisoronFebruary 10, 2017inAny Subject, Arkansas State Scholarships, Contest, February, Florida State Scholarships, Freshman, Georgia State Scholarships, High School Senior, Illinois State Scholarships, Scholarships
Honor the Past. Create the Future. In honor of African-Americans extraordinary achievements and Black History Month, the Regions Bank is proud to offer the Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Essay Contest. High School and College students can grab this opportunity. Write about an African-American who has inspired and motivated you, and you could win a $5,000 […]
Ayn Rand Institute Essay Contest
ByScholarship AdvisoronFebruary 6, 2017inContest, International Students, March
Have you read one of Ayn Rand’s thought-provoking novels? Now’s the time! Enter in Ayn Rand Institute Essay Contest for your chance to win thousands of dollars in cash prizes. The contest is open to worldwide for 8th, 9th or 10th-grade students. ARI has held worldwide essay contests for students on Ayn Rand’s fiction for […]
Jewish War Veterans National Achievement Programs
ByScholarship AdvisoronJanuary 24, 2017inContest, Essay Scholarships, Graduate, May, Nursing, Scholarships by Major
Would you like to get a free scholarship to help in your education? The Jewish War Veterans of the USA is pleased to sponsors National Achievement Program. The contest is open to service members and veterans, who plan to attend or are currently attending an accredited associates, bachelor’s, nursing or graduate degree program. JWVF focuses […]
“We the Students Scholarship” Essay Contest
ByScholarship AdvisoronDecember 15, 2016inContest, February
Do you want to win one of more than $20,000 in prizes and a trip to Washington, D.C.? Don’t waste your time and apply today. You can win cash just by register yourself for “We the Students Essay Contest”. The contest is open to students who are no older than 19 and no younger than […]
Young Patriots Essay Contest
ByScholarship AdvisoronDecember 13, 2016inContest, January
The National Center for Policy Analysis and Debate Central are happy to announce the 2016-2017 Young Patriots Essay Contest. The essay contest is sponsored by Copart, the premier destination for quality vehicles. The Young Patriots Essay Contest is designed to challenge middle and high school students to creatively engage with public policy and current events through […]
The National WWII Museum Essay Contest
ByScholarship AdvisoronNovember 26, 2016inAny Subject, Contest, December, High School Students, Scholarships
The National WWII Museum is pleased to announce High School Essay Contest and Middle School Essay Contest. To commemorate the life, courage and achievements of Elie Wiesel, the National WWII Museum is asking middle and high school students to respond to a quote by Wiesel about his life and legacy. Winning essays will be posted […]
The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition
ByScholarship AdvisoronNovember 23, 2016inContest, International Students, May
The Royal Commonwealth Society has launched “The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2017”, focusing on the topic of “A Commonwealth for Peace”. The competition is open to all citizens and residents of the Commonwealth aged 18 and under. This year’s topics ask for a more active understanding of the role of the Commonwealth as a network […]
TOPSS Competition for High School Psychology Students
ByScholarship AdvisoronNovember 12, 2016inContest, March
The APA Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools (TOPSS) is pleased to announce the 2017 APA TOPSS Competition for High School Psychology Students. To be entering in scholarship contest, the candidates should submit an essay that provides information concerning physical, psychological and social factors that influence the aging process. Four winners will be selected for […]
The Washington State Law Enforcement Association Essay Contest
ByScholarship AdvisoronNovember 12, 2016inContest, February
The 23rd annual 8th grade Washington State Law Enforcement Association Essay Contest is kicking off. The basic goals of WSLEA are to improve the effectiveness and professionalism of law enforcement in Washington State and to implement or support a wide range of community related programs and services. WSLEA encourages all schools to participate and stimulate […]
Invensis Young Thinker Scholarship Essay Award
ByScholarship AdvisoronNovember 7, 2016inContest, November
Invensis Technologies Pvt Ltd is pleased to honor the launch of the ‘Invensis Young Thinker Scholarship Essay Award’. The award is a unique opportunity for students in USA, UK, and Australia to showcase their knowledge and skills in the form of an insightful essay and win laurels for their efforts. Through the award, they like […]
The Center for Alcohol Policy’s National Essay Contest
ByScholarship AdvisoronOctober 19, 2016inContest, December
The Center for Alcohol Policy is sponsoring its “Ninth Annual Essay Contest” to all persons who are over the age of 18 as of December. Students, academics, practicing attorneys, policymakers and members of the general public are encouraged to submit essays. The contest is intended to foster debate, analysis and examination of state alcohol regulation. […]
Custom-Writing.org Essay Writing Contest
ByScholarship AdvisoronOctober 15, 2016inContest, December
Custom-Writing.org is pleased to announce Essay Writing Contest to the most vivid, versatile, and talented writers. Any student, regardless of academic level and location of studies, can participate. The Essay Writing Contest is not only about finding people who can write well. Indeed, the aim of the contest is to identify individuals who have both […]
Naval Institute’s General Prize Essay Contest
ByScholarship AdvisoronSeptember 5, 2016inContest, December
The General Prize Essay Contest invites you to “dare to write in order to advance the professional, literary, and scientific understanding of sea power and other issues critical to national defense.” The contest is open to all persons eligible for membership (including those already members) in the Institute. The winning candidates will obtain one-year memberships […]
SCEA Unity in Education Essay Contest
ByScholarship AdvisoronSeptember 3, 2016inContest, February
The South Carolina Education Association encourages students across the state to join their historic 50 Year Anniversary & Celebration by taking part in their FIRST EVER “Unity in Education” Essay Contest. SCEA is the professional association for educators in South Carolina. The contest is open to middle school/intermediate, high school & college students. Essays will […]
“My GPA isn’t good enough.”
“I don’t have time.”
These excuses work, except for scholarships that don’t require a good GPA or much time.
Scholarship applications can be intimidating. It’s easy to think you’re not eligible or that there’s a better candidate out there, so why waste your the time and effort? Aside from the fact that there are many scholarships plenty of students qualify for and that a pretty good student is bound to land something, there’s another side to the scholarship story.
Below are four easy scholarships almost any student qualifies for.
1. U.S. Bank Scholarship
Are you a United States citizen and a high school senior or college undergraduate student? Then you can win $1,000. Nope, no other qualifications. Just be what you already are.
Each year, U.S. Bank gives away 40 $1,000 scholarships for simply being an American citizen who will be or is attending college. All you have to do is fill out some basic information about yourself and then the applications will be drawn at random.
It takes hardly any time at all, and consider this: If it takes you an hour to fill out the application and you win, you’ve just made $1,000 for an hour’s worth of work. Not bad pay for a college kid.
It truly doesn’t get easier than that.
2. “No essay” Scholarship
Most scholarships come but once a year (and some once in a lifetime). The beauty of the $2,000 “No essay” Scholarship is that it comes once a month and you can apply every single month.
And the application is as easy as can be. In fact, you could have filled it out probably 20 times since starting to read this article. You can only apply once a month, but if you’re a current or incoming college student and know basic information about yourself (name, address, etc.), then you can win $2,000. Winners are drawn at random.
The scholarship, offered through College Prowler, has a deadline at the end of every month.
3. $1,000 Weekly Scholarship
Even better than once-a-month is once-a-week. Granted, the Zinch.com weekly scholarship is not as simple as merely filling out basic information about yourself, it’s almost that simple.
All U.S. high schoolers and college students are eligible for this $1,000 scholarship. All it requires is filling out a short form about yourself and answering an unusual question in 280 characters or less (similar to the Twitter-standard of characters). The question changes weekly. This week’s question, for example, is: “Greek historian Plutarch once wrote, The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled. Explain what that quote means to you.”
You can apply every week, once a week. Have fun with it.
4. Scholarship Zone scholarship
It seems nearly every website wants you to register. It’s not enough to simply use a site’s service from time to time, apparently. But not many sites offer as great a possible reward as Scholarship Zone does.
By simply registering for the website (which requires answering less than 15 basic questions about yourself), you’re automatically entered for the next scholarship drawing of $10,000. You’re really not obligated to do anything after that, though you now get to take advantage of the website’s resources. But hey, are you at least 18 and in college? Then why not take two minutes to apply?
It can take a huge load off your tuition bill.
Don’t let student loan debt unnecessarily pile up. The excuse of not being qualified for scholarships can work for certain scholarships but not for these ones.
Laziness, in this case, can cost you thousands of dollars. Take a few minutes out of your day and rake in that dough.
Jon Fortenbury is an Austin-based freelance writer. He’s been published all over the place, ranging from Las Vegas Review Journal to AOL.com. His interests include education and improv comedy. Check out his life-changing blog.
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