08 Apr 10 Easy Scholarships That Almost Anyone Can Get
According to CNBC, the average cost of four year public college in the United States is almost $33,000. When looking at a private four year institution, this number almost doubles.
For most students, this cost is overwhelming but it doesn’t have to be. Scholarships are available to lighten the load.
If you’re wondering how you’re going to pay for your degree.
While you might think you have no choice, but to apply for loans and struggle your way through what is supposed to be the happiest years of your life, you have other options.
The following are ten scholarships that are so easy to apply for almost anyone can receive them.
10 of the Easiest Scholarships to Get
- The Zinch $20,000 Scholarship – Could you use an extra $20,000 for college? Every year, www.zinch.com holds a contest for its members. Each member votes for the best profile on the site, and the winning profile receives $20,000 toward his or her tuition.
- $1,000 Bank Internet Scholarship – U.S. Bank offers 40 $1,000 scholarships each year to high school seniors and undergraduates who apply. Students must be enrolled in a college participating in the loan program through U.S. Bank. Winners are selected at random.
- Duck Brand Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest – The Duck tape brand offers a first place prize of $5,000 each to eligible high school students who attend prom wearing clothing entirely made from duck tape. To be eligible for the contest, students must enter as a pair and have up to five pictures taken of them at the prom in their attire. Second place students will receive $3,000 each, third place students receive $2,000 each, and students who are placed fourth through tenth will receive $500 a piece.
- Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year – The National Milk Mustache “Got Milk?” Campaign award 25 $7,500 scholarships each year to top student athletes who fill out an application and submit a 250 word essay for the Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year, or SAMMY scholarship. Students also win an all expenses paid trip to Orlando, Florida to receive the award and a spot in a milk mustache ad in U.S. Today.
- Tylenol Scholarship – 10 students enrolling in the health care field can receive $10,000 from Tylenol by simply filling out the application. 30 students chosen for the award will also receive $5,000.
- The Discover Card Tribute Award – Discover Card offers $2,500 to $25,000 to high school juniors who intend to enroll in an accredited college. Students must fill out an application and show accomplishment in three out of four areas including, special talents, obstacles overcome, community service, and leadership.
- Upromise College Scholarships – Upromise provides $2,500 to 100 dedicated college students each year. Applicants for this scholarship must be high school seniors or undergraduate students who are members or children of members of Upromise. Students must have a GPA of 3.4 or higher and a household income of less than $80,000 a year.
- Kentucky Fried Chicken Scholarship – Are you on Twitter? Of course you are. If you have a knack for conveying your thoughts in 140 characters or less, you could win $20,000 from KFC. The contest changes from year to year. For instance, this past year required a photo tweet to @KFC_Colonel instead of a tweet with 140 characters. However, no matter what the rules are for this year, you still have the opportunity to win money for your college tuition.
- The Nordstrom Scholarship Program – If you live in one of the 30 states where Nordstrom has a full line of stores, have a 2.7 GPA or higher, and plan on attending a four year college, you can be one of the 80 high school students eligible to receive a $10,000 scholarship to help pay for college.
- $2,000 No Essay College Scholarship – Any student interested in obtaining $2,000 toward their college tuition can register with College Prowler for this scholarship. No essay is required and the winner of the scholarship is selected randomly. Winners will be announced on College Prowler’s Facebook page.