8 Easy-to-Apply-For Scholarships

Spare a few minutes to apply for these accessible college scholarships – it may just pay off.

By Ashley Henshaw | February 17, 2017

Some scholarships require only a few moments for students to apply.
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While many scholarship applications require carefully edited essays and fleshed-out resumes, there are others that require as little as a tweet or a text message. With so little effort involved, why waste the opportunity to be considered for additional scholarship funds? Future college students need just a few free minutes to apply for these scholarships with minimal application requirements.

Just about any student can apply for one of the scholarships listed here in a matter of minutes.

1. “The Bully Text” DoSomething.org Scholarship

High school students are all too familiar with the reality of bullying. Even if you haven’t been bullied personally, there’s a good chance you know of someone who has. Thanks to DoSomething.org, you can learn about ways to react to and deal with bullying while also being considered for a $4,000 scholarship. “The Bully Text” is DoSomething.org’s choose-your-own-adventure style game that challenges students to find the best ways to handle bullying in a high school setting. The game provides different bullying situations and students decide how to react. To be considered for the scholarship, all you have to do is play the game and refer at least six friends to play “The Bully Text” too. As an added bonus, you can also check out the website for “The Bully Text” to get helpful anti-bullying advice.

2. $1,000 CollegeWeekLive Monthly Scholarship

CollegeWeekLive, which hosts online college fairs and live chats with admissions representatives, offers a $1,000 scholarship each month to students searching for their college match. In order to apply, all you have to do is create an account on the website and check out three colleges that interest you. The site provides helpful information about hundreds of colleges and universities, so you’ll also get information that will help you with your college search just by logging in and doing a bit of research.

3. The Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation

Do you love trivia? Then you should definitely check out the many quizzes available through the Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation (CKSF). This foundation offers quizzes on a wide range of topics. For each quiz you take, you’ll be considered for a scholarship with award amounts ranging from $250 to $2,500. The students with the highest scores at the end of each quiz will win a scholarship to be used at any postsecondary school in the U.S. The quizzes are open to all high school, college and graduate students and parents can even compete to win scholarships for their children.

4. American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship Contest

The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) wants to spread information about fire sprinklers to as many people as they can. They’ve come up with a novel way to do this with high school seniors – offering scholarship funds. To be considered for one of the ASFA’s $2,000 scholarships, students can read an essay about fire sprinklers and then take a ten-question multiple-choice test. The essay can be used as a reference while taking the test, and you even get two chances to answer every question correctly. A total of ten of these scholarships are awarded to high school seniors each year.

5. Short and Tweet Scholarship

Scholarships.com offers a generous scholarship for future and current college students. All you have to do is mention @Scholarshipscom in a tweet and answer their school-related question. You can enter the contest once per day just by submitting a new tweet each time. One tweet will be selected as first place and the student who submitted it will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Scholarships.com offers a generous scholarship and all you need to do to win is pick up your phone.
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6. Zinch Weekly Scholarship

If you don’t mind a bit of writing, then consider entering the Zinch Weekly Scholarship contest. This website, which provides helpful college admissions information, awards a $1,000 scholarship to one high school student every week. In order to apply, all you have to do is fill out some very basic information (name, email address, high school name and graduation year) and then answer a short essay question. The student with the best answer will win the scholarship for that week.

7. EDvestinU National Monthly Scholarship Giveaway

EDvestinU is a great resource for students who want to learn more about paying for college. As an added bonus, they also offer an easy way to get a scholarship. Just fill out a simple information form on their website and you’ll be entered to win one of the three $1,000 scholarships awarded each month. The winners are selected at random, and entries can be submitted by future or current college students.

8. $2,000 “No Essay” College Scholarship

Be sure to bookmark this scholarship website if you’re planning on enrolling in college within the next 12 months. Anyone who fits the criteria – including high school students, adults going back to school and current college students – can apply for a $2,000 scholarship once a month. There is no essay required and the monthly winner is determined by a random drawing. Simply create an account on NICHE and enter some basic information – name, birth date, address, etc. – and you’ll be entered for the scholarship. It doesn’t get much easier than that.

Scholarships aren’t just for those with the very best grades, the greatest financial need or the most time on their hands. Just about any student can apply for one of the scholarships listed here in a matter of minutes.

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