Everyone knows that completing your college education is a costly endeavor. However, there are many scholarships available to help reduce the cost. Unfortunately, many people don’t bother applying for these scholarships because they think they are too easy or not worth the effort.
There are many easy scholarships available to students. They are less competitive and don’t require a lot of paperwork.
Some easy scholarships include:
- Local scholarships are offered by businesses or civic organizations in your community. These won’t have as many applicants, and most families often don’t even know about them. A local business may want to help fund some of your college education and receive some marketing of their own. It’s a win-win for both. Check out local scholarships. Ask your high school what scholarships local businesses offered before. They may be $500 or more.
- One for students who are the first in their family to pursue a higher education
- Scholarships for students who demonstrate academic excellence or community service involvement
- Scholarships for students from underrepresented groups, such as minorities or LGBTQ+ students
If you’re looking for an easy scholarship to apply for, start by doing some online research. There are many databases of scholarship opportunities available online, and many of them include information about how to apply and eligibility requirements.
Applying for scholarships can seem daunting, but starting with easy scholarships is a great way to get your feet wet. And don’t forget to ask your family and friends for help – they may know about scholarships that you didn’t even know existed!
Here are just a few of the easy scholarships you might be missing out on:
- The American Legion Department of Illinois offers a $1,000 scholarship to any high school senior who is either the child or grandchild of a wartime veteran.
- The Chickasaw Nation offers several different scholarships with low requirements, including the Chickasaw Nation Leadership Scholarship and the Chickasaw Nation Ambassador Scholarship. Both of these scholarships offer up to $5,000 in funds.
- The National Dairy Shrine offers a $1,000 scholarship to any student pursuing a degree in agriculture or a related field.
- The Cat Fanciers’ Association offers a $1,000 scholarship to students who are studying veterinary science or genetics.
- The American Society of Plastic Surgeons offers a $2,500 scholarship to students pursuing a career in plastic surgery.
- “Be Bold” No-Essay Scholarship. This scholarship allows the applicant to prove what makes them bold. The qualities include passion, determination, and inspiration.
- STEM Works for Me $2,500 Scholarship. To apply for this scholarship, the applicant takes a quiz about how they see STEM working for them in their future. This enters them in the selection of receiving the scholarship.
Easy Requirement Free Scholarships:
- $7,000 No Essay Smart Owl Scholarship. The only thing needed is your contact information, and you automatically are entered into the possibility of receiving this scholarship.
- $1,000 Business and Tech Scholarship (No Essay). By subscribing to the Morning Brew news and entering into this scholarship, you can earn $1000. The finalists may be interviews about how this tech news website has impacted their lives and future.
- Complete Your FAFSA Scholarship. Basically, you fill out your FAFSA and get it in on time so you can receive the money you qualify for.
- Thank You For Being a Friend Scholarship Contest. This scholarship is in honor of Betty White, and all that is needed is an answer to what your favorite thing to do with animals is.
As you can see, there are many easy scholarships available that can help reduce the cost of your college education. Don’t miss out on these opportunities. Most of these scholarships have deadlines for seniors by the end of winter but keep an eye out for deadlines so you can get your application in on time.
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