Are you tired of working on those long scholarship applications that require you to list every activity you have participated in since you started high school? What about writing those boring scholarship essays where you have to explain why you deserve the award or who you are going to be in ten years? Well, you’re in luck. Today is No-Brainer Day, which means you get to relax and put very little thought into everything you do — including filling out scholarship applications! We know it may seem as though every scholarship, regardless of the amount of money, requires a ton of work, but there are actually quite a few easy scholarships with simple applications that are fun and painless. Don’t believe us? Check out this list of scholarships that are total no-brainers.
1. $2,000 No Essay Scholarship
Niche (formerly College Prowler) gives away a $2,000 scholarship every month. Simply register for a free account and you are entered to win this easy scholarship.
2. $1,000 Cappex Monthly Scholarship
Don’t let a low GPA scare you away from applying for scholarships. Some scholarship providers, like Cappex, don’t even consider it when choosing a winner. Just register for a free account, and you’ll be entered to win the $1,000 monthly prize.
3. $5,000 Course Hero Scholarship
If you've taken a college class, cash in your experience with this easy $5,000 scholarship. To apply, just review a college class. It only takes a few minutes and the more steps you complete, the more you can win.
4. $5,000 VIP Voice Scholarship
How does a $5,000 scholarship sound? If you're 13 or older, complete two surveys and redeem your points for a scholarship or other awards. The more surveys you do, the better your chances to win.
5. Go Ennounce Yourself Scholarship
Applying for this scholarship is so easy, and you can do it every month to increase your chances of winning! Just create a free profile and post at least once a month about your educational achievements to be eligible for this super simple monthly scholarship.
6. Unigo $10K Scholarship
If you are 13 or older, apply to win our $10,000 scholarship. Yes, it requires a 250 word or less essay, but for $10,000, who’s complaining?
7. Unigo Monthly Scholarships
Think you know how to survive a zombie apocalypse? Do you enjoy eating ice cream? Can you tell a great joke? If you answered yes to any of these questions, check out our monthly scholarships! Awards range in value from $1,500 to $5,000, and all are fun and easy to enter! A new winner is selected every month.
Keep in mind that many students are looking for these simple scholarships, so the competition may be a little higher than normal, but that doesn’t mean you should blow them off. Just be sure to spend some time on local scholarship programs and those that may be a little more restrictive, as your chances of winning will increase. One thing is for certain, you can’t win if you don’t apply.
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Many scholarships require an essay as part of the application process. However, if writing an essay isn’t in your wheelhouse but getting money for college is, you can still compete for scholarship money by applying for no-essay scholarships.
The following are five scholarships that don’t require you to pen any long prose. They do require you submit some information about yourself and, in some instances, answer some questions or complete some tasks. But there are no essays involved. The key to success with these – and all scholarship applications – is to follow instructions and make the deadlines.
Nitro College Scholarship
Next Deadline: End of the month, offered every month
The $2,018 Nitro College Scholarship is an opportunity for anyone enrolled in an accredited college or university for the 2018 school year. We know that college is a big step forward in achieving your goals and we want to help you get there using all the tools Nitro has to offer.
All you have to do is complete the online scholarship survey and answer three short-answer questions.
$3,000 All About Education Scholarship
Deadline: April 30, 2018
The $3,000 All About Education Scholarship is open to students ages 13 or older who are enrolled in or will be enrolled in an accredited university, college or trade school by 2023. Complete the short online application and in 250 words or fewer, answer the question: “How will a $3,000 scholarship for education make a difference in your life?" One application per person.
$2,000 "No Essay" College Scholarship
Deadline: End of every month.
This $2,000 award is given out every month. To apply, students just submit an application with basic identifying information, GPA, and SAT/ACT scores. Winners are determined by random selection, and you can submit a new application every month.
This scholarship is open to high schoolers, adults heading back to school, current college students, and anyone else looking to attend college or graduate school within the next 12 months. Click here to apply for the scholarship.
$1,000 Cappex Easy College Money Scholarship
Deadline: End of the month, every month
The $1,000 Cappex Easy College Money Scholarship has no essay and no GPA requirements. To be eligible, you must be enrolled in high school or college, or plan to enroll in college within the next 12 months. Simply complete an online Cappex profile and answer a short survey. You can apply for the scholarship every month.
$1,000 CollegeWeekLive Monthly Scholarship
Deadline: End of the month, every month
The $1,000 CollegeWeekLive Monthly Scholarship requires you register online at CollegeWeekLive.com, log in and visit five college pages between the first and last day of the month. You can apply for the scholarship every month.
Remember, scholarship money does not have to be paid back, so it is worth your time to apply for as many scholarships as possible.