20 College Scholarships With Easy Applications

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The cost of a college education is becoming more and more of a burden for many students and their families. In 2013, college grads had an average of $35,200 in college-related debt and tuition accounts for between 1/3 and 1/2 of the total cost of attendance. Seventy percent of college students graduate with loans, but the return on investment for a college education remains at 14-15%.

One of the best ways to offset these costs is for students to apply for scholarships, and luckily, there are thousands of college scholarships available for students. Some require hours of work to apply and have very specific guidelines and requirements. But if you’re short on time or worried that your GPA may disqualify you, other scholarships have very minimum requirements and the application process is a snap.

Our infographic, 20 College Scholarships with Easy Applications, showcases information on 20 scholarships with easy entry. Below you’ll find links to each of the scholarships featured in our infographic, along with application information!

1.)    American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship

  • $20,000 scholarship
  • U.S. high school seniors enrolling in college or trade school
  • To enter, read an essay and answer quiz

2.) Cappex Monthly Scholarship

  • $1,000 monthly scholarship
  • Currently enrolled in high school or college or plan to enroll in the next 12 months
  • Register for a free account to enter to win

3.) College Week Live Scholarship

  • $1,000 monthly scholarship
  • Register for a free, online virtual college fair and visit three virtual college booths to enter

4.) College Xpress Scholarship

  • $10,000 scholarship
  • Open to incoming college freshman, or students planning to transfer to another school
  • No application required

5.) Common Knowledge Scholarship

  • Up to $10,000 in monthly scholarship funds
  • Must be 14 years old or older and attending a high school or college in the U.S.
  • Complete quizzes to enter

6.) Countdown to College Scholarship

  • $1,000 scholarship
  • College-bound teens in grades 9th-12th
  • Enter to win by signing up for Potential’s free weekly e-newsletter

7.) Courage to Grow Scholarship

  • $500 monthly scholarship
  • U.S. residents who are juniors or seniors in high school, or college students with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or better
  • Explain in 250 words or less why you believe you should be awarded this scholarship

8.) Frame My Future

  • $1,000 scholarship
  • Attending a U.S. college or university full-time for the 2015-2016 academic year
  • Submit an original, creative image – a photograph, collage, poem, drawing, etc.

9.) Horatio Alger Scholarship

  • Up to $22,000
  • Must plan to attend college and maintain a 2.0 GPA

10.) No Essay Scholarship

  • $2,000 monthly scholarship
  • Anyone who will be attending college in the next 12 months
  • Fill out a simple form to enter
  • Can apply once each month

11.) Peterson’s Create-a-Greeting Card Scholarship

  • $10,000 scholarship
  • Must be a U.S. citizen and at least 14 years of age or older
  • Submit an original photo, piece of artwork, or computer graphic for the front of a greeting card

12.) #ROCKtheSAT Scholarship

  • $500 monthly scholarship
  • Open to high school juniors planning to take the SAT in the next 12 months

13.) Sallie Mae

  • $1,000 monthly scholarship
  • Students or parents, guidance counselors, or financial aid officers applying on behalf of a student can submit applications
  • Create an account with Sallie Mae’s online toolbox for a chance to win

14.) Scholarship Detective

  • Two, $1,500 scholarships
  • Submit a statement (140 characters or less) about how you’ll use the money

15.) Scholarship Experts Scholarships

  • Scholarships range from $1,500-$5,000
  • Have a number of scholarships that are fun and easy to enter: Zombie Apocalypse, Make Me Laugh, Shout it Out, etc.

16.) Scholarship Points

  • Three or more $1,000 scholarships every month, a $10,000 scholarship every three months, and a $20,000 scholarship every year
  • Must be a legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico, at least 13 years of age or older, and be enrolled or will be enrolling in a college or university in the U.S.
  • Earn points by taking surveys, reading blog posts, and checking out preferred partners.
  • Each point is a potential entry in a scholarship drawing.

17.) Scholarship Zone Scholarship

  • Enter to win a $10,000 scholarship
  • Must be at least 18 years old and currently enrolled in college
  • Register to use their site to be entered in the drawing

18.) Unigo Scholarship

  • Win one of four, $10,000 scholarships
  • Must be 14 year of age or older, a U.S. resident, and registered at an accredited school
  • Write a brief statement (200 words or less) in response to a question

19.) US Bank Scholarship

  • Win one of 40, $1,000 scholarships
  • Open to U.S. high school seniors and college undergrads
  • Fill out a form with basic information

20.) Zinch Weekly Scholarship

  • $1,000 weekly scholarship
  • Open to all high school students in the U.S.
  • Submit a 2-3 sentence response to each weekly question

Quick Tips for Scholarship Hunting:

  • Use existing essays, projects, etc. as application material.
  • Keep a list of scholarships you qualify for and write down deadlines.
  • Read qualifications and application guidelines carefully.
  • There are scholarships for being short (and tall!) for lefties, for duck callers, and more. Apply for everything you qualify for!

Be sure to check out the CompareCards’ EdU Scholarship Award Program, a monthly $2,500 scholarship open to any qualifying college (or college bound) student that can answer a tricky trivia question.

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