As paying for college has become increasingly difficult, the following easy scholarships for high school students offer a chance of getting financial aid to many who may not otherwise be eligible.
The following lists of scholarships, while “easy,” still require some degree of academic achievement and/or community involvement. However, if you meet the requirements, you may find the process to be less stringent than other merit based financial aid.
Easy Scholarships for High School Students
- Tall Clubs International Scholarship
If you’re a man over 6’2” or a woman over 5’10”, you are eligible to receive up to $1000—just for being born the way you are! All you have to do is write an essay explaining what being tall has meant to you. To those of you who don’t meet the height requirements, don’t worry, there are plenty of other scholarships based on cultural background and physical requirements.
- Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship
It may seem too good to be true at first, but you can receive an easy scholarship based on the food you eat on an everyday basis. Vegetarian students simply have to fill out a basic application with an essay explaining the importance of vegetarianism to them or how they’ve helped spread the diet and lifestyle choice among others. If you’ve already ditched animal-based products, why not try and get some financial aid for it as well?
- Discover Card Tribute Award
The only requirement for the Discover Card Tribute Award is a 2.75 GPA, which is significantly lower than the academic prerequisites with most college grants. Ten scholarships worth $25,000 and 300 scholarships worth $2,500 are given out every year, making an incredibly easy scholarship in comparison to other scholarships.
- College Prowler “No Essay” Scholarship
As far as easy scholarships go, they don’t get much better than one without an essay section. For those of you who find writing is not one of your primary strengths, you’ll be relieved to learn there actually is a scholarship out there that doesn’t require a written statement. Simply fill out the College Prowler questionnaire and you can win $2,000!
- Horatio Alger Association Scholarship
The Horatio Alger Association scholarship is only available to students in certain areas of the country—Idaho, Louisiana, Montana, and specific schools in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, and Tennessee—so check to ensure you are eligible before you apply. However, all that is required is a 2.0 GPA, which at most schools is the minimum grade point average necessary to graduate.