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Easy Scholarships That You Can Apply to Right Now!

Last updated February 5, 2024

Here's our ultimate list of easy scholarships you can apply to now! We selected these scholarships based on a few criteria: Do they require a long essay? Do they have a minimum GPA requirement? Do they have an extensively long application process?

Disclaimer: Some scholarship websites or organizations found on this list may sell your personal information to third parties, including (but not limited to): your name, email address, home address, and phone number. While we aim to share scholarships and scholarship websites that do not sell any student data, we know that those with larger money scholarships may. We encourage you to always be intentional about the scholarships you apply to and the information you share with them.

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BigFuture College Scholarships // College Board

Amount: Varies

Deadline: Varies

BigFuture by College Board regularly gives scholarships to students who are in the process of applying to college and navigating financial aid for the first time. They award scholarships for things like  completing your FAFSAsearching for scholarshipspracticing for the SAT, and more.

Niche + Tallo Scholarship // Niche + Tallo

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: Monthly; deadlines vary.

Niche and Tallo are partnering to bring monthly scholarship awards of $1,000! All you have to do is create a profile with Tallo and click this link to apply.

Easy Money Scholarship // Cappex

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: Monthly; deadlines vary.

To apply, all you have to do is create a Cappex profile and tell them what you like to do in your free time. Easy, right?

McDonald’s HACER National Scholarship // McDonald's

Amount: $5,000-$100,000

Deadline: February 13, 2024

High school seniors who have at least one parent of Hispanic heritage and have a minimum 2.8 GPA are eligible to apply for this scholarship. DACA recipients are eligible to apply.

ScholarshipOwl No Essay Scholarship // ScholarshipOwl

Amount: Varies

Deadline: Monthly; Upcoming deadline February 28, 2024

To apply, all you need to do is register for a free Scholarship Owl account! Plus, Scholarship Owl will help you find and apply to lots of other scholarships.

School Survey Scholarship // Niche

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: Monthly; Upcoming deadline February 29, 2024

To apply for this scholarship, all you need to do is take a short survey about your high school. The scholarship is open to current high school students, parents, and recent alumni.

Nitro Scholarship // Nitro

Amount: $2,000

Deadline: Monthly; Upcoming deadline February 29, 2024

To apply for this scholarship, all you need to do is fill out 5-question application. 

$2,000 No Essay Scholarship // Niche

Amount: $2,000

Deadline: Monthly; Upcoming deadline February 29, 2024

To apply for this scholarship, high school and college students only need to create a free Niche account. 

SuperCollege Scholarship // SuperCollege

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: Monthly; Upcoming deadline February 29, 2024

The SuperCollege Scholarship is open to all students — high school students, college students, grad students, or adults planning on going back to school. It’s an easy scholarship that only requires you to fill out a simple application.

Career & Technical Scholarships // Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans

Amount: Up to $10,000

Deadline: Applications open March 15, 2024

Eligibility requirements for these scholarships may vary.

Superpower Scholarship // Unigo

Amount: $2,500

Deadline: March 31, 2024

Having superpowers is cool, but which superhero or supervillain would you want to swap places with for one day? Tell Unigo your answer in 250 words or less to be considered for this scholarship!

Alex Austin’s Overcoming Adversity Scholarship // Access Scholarships Foundation

Amount: $1,000 

Deadline: April 15, 2024

Applicants must be current high school or undergraduate students with a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Students of all majors/areas of study are welcome to apply. 

Fifth Month Scholarship // Unigo

Amount: $1,500

Deadline: May 31, 2024

This scholarship is open to U.S. citizens and residents 14 years or older. Applicants must submit a maximum 250-word essay answering the following prompt: "May is the fifth month of the year. Write a letter to the number five explaining why five is important. Be serious or be funny. Either way, here's a high five to you for being original."

Brown Girls Do College Scholarship // Brown Girls Do Ballet

Amount: $2,000

Deadline: June 30, 2024

This scholarship is available to full time college undergraduate students across any field of study. Must write a 500 word essay on first-generation status (if applicable), plan for completing your undergraduate degree, and how dance has impacted your life. You don't need to be a dancer to qualify for this scholarship.

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Rise to Legacy HBCU Scholarship // Get Schooled

Amount: $2,500
 
Deadline: December 31, 2023
 
High school juniors and seniors interested in attending an HBCU are eligible for this scholarship. This scholarship is designed to get you thinking about your HBCU college path after high school. Two (2) scholarships of $2,500 will be awarded.

First-Gen Trailblazers Scholarship // Get Schooled

Amount: $2,500
 
Deadline: December 31, 2023
 
High school juniors and seniors who will be the first in their family to go to college are eligible for this scholarship. All you have to do is answer three short questions about your plans after high school. Two (2) scholarships of $2,500 will be awarded.

Reach For Your Peak Scholarship (Washington & Oregon Only) // Get Schooled

Amount: $2,000
 
Deadline: December 31, 2023
 
Get Schooled is awarding seven (7) $2,000 scholarships to high school juniors and seniors living in Oregon and Washington states. This scholarship is designed to get you thinking about your college path after high school as you pursue opportunities.

C.I.P. Scholarship // College is Power

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: December 31, 2023

Students ages 17 years or older who plan to start a program of higher education within the next 12 months or who are currently enrolled in a program of higher education are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Applicants must be citizens or residents of the U.S. and write a 150-word statement answering the following prompt: "What is your primary goal for going to school?"

Unigo $10,000 Annual Scholarship // Unigo

Amount: $10,000

Deadline: December 31, 2023

For this scholarship, all you have to do is answer a simple question in 250 words or less: "Would you rather be smart, funny, or rich? Why?"

Top Ten List Scholarship // Unigo

Amount: $1,500

Deadline: December 31, 2023

Why do you deserve this scholarship? Tell Unigo the top ten reasons why you deserve this scholarship in 250 words or less and you'll be entered in to win!

Be Bold No-Essay Scholarship // Bold.org

Amount: $25,061

Deadline: December 1, 2023

This scholarship will be awarded to the student with the "boldest" Bold.org profile. Students at any education level, state, field of study, and GPA will be considered.

WayUp Dream Job No-Essay Scholarship // Bold.org

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: December 1, 2023

This scholarship will be awarded to the student who makes the most of the WayUp platform, including creating a profile and applying to jobs and internships.

The Rise Above Scholarship // Silberman & Lam LLP

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: December 1, 2023

The scholarship is open to any current high school senior, college student, or graduate student with a 3.0 or higher who is currently enrolled in a two-year or four-year degree program at an accredited college or university in the United States. The candidate must submit a 500-750 word essay response to the prompt: "Share a time where you felt like you were being taken advantage of as an employee, intern, or group member. How did this experience affect your professional relationships with those involved? Has your past experience helped you look for future or current employment red flags? How did a negative, professional situation turn out to be a positive one in the long run, and how did you learn from it?"

Education Matters Scholarship // Unigo

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: November 30, 2023

Does your education matter? Yes, it does! Unigo is awarding one applicant $5,000 if they can answer the prompt, "What would you say to someone who thinks education doesn't matter, or that college is a waste of time and money?"

Minority/Women in STEM Scholarship // Bold.org

Amount: 5 winners, $1,000 each

Deadline: November 15, 2023

Any BIPOC and/or female high school senior or undergraduate who is a first-generation, low-income student interested in STEM may apply for this scholarship. Applicants must write a 400-600 word-essay answering the following prompt: “What are some challenges you've had to overcome while pursuing your education and how do you plan on making a positive impact on the world through your STEM education?”

Hustle Tech & Business News No-Essay Scholarship // Bold.org

Amount: $500

Deadline: November 1, 2023

This scholarship will be awarded to students who read The Hustle, a free daily newsletter aiming to change how young professionals consume news, and can apply what they've learned to accelerate their education and career.

I Can Do Anything Scholarship // The Scholarship Collective

Amount: $500

Deadline: October 1, 2023

Any high school junior or senior or undergraduate college student may apply for this scholarship. To apply, write one sentence telling the Scholarship Collective about your dream version of your future self.

Be the Boss Scholarship // GoSkills

Amount: $2,000

Deadline: September 15, 2023

This scholarship was created for a female student who wants to start her own online business. Financial need and academic performance will not be considered when applying.

STEM Scholarship // NextStepU

Amount: $1,500

Deadline: June 30, 2023

This scholarship is open to students who are interested in pursuing a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) major. Applicant must be 16-22 years old at the time of entry and be a registered user of NextStepU.com.

Advocates Law Scholarship // The Advocates Injury Attorneys

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: June 30, 2023

This scholarship is open to current and incoming students currently enrolled in an accredited college in the United States. Applicants must submit a 300-500-word essay answering the following prompt: “What are some of the problems we face on the roads? How can you contribute to improving road safety? What laws (if any) could be changed to accomplish the goal of making streets safer for everyone?”

Community Champions Scholarship // Ascent

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: June 15, 2023

To apply for this scholarship, all you need to do is follow @AscentFunding on Instagram, like the Instagram post linked on their site, and leave a comment sharing what success means to you. Be sure to end your comment with #AscentSponsored.

Study.com LGBTQ+ Scholarship // Study.com

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: May 1, 2023

LGBTQIA students who are accepted to or enrolled in a college or university in the U.S. are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Financial need will not be considered.

Study.com Scholarship for Latin American Students // Study.com

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: May 1, 2023

Graduating high school seniors with plans to attend college in the fall of 2023 and current undergraduate college students in any field of study are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Applicants must be of Latin American descent and be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Financial Future Scholarship // InvestmentZen

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: April 1, 2023

All applicants must be actively enrolled full-time in an accredited college/university in any country. Must write a 500-1500 word essay answering one of the following prompts: How are you managing your money in college to prepare for a bright financial future? What financial challenges have you overcome in your life? What lesson(s) did they teach you? What are the most common financial pitfalls you see your peers making, and what advice do you have for them?

National Scholarship // National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs

Amount: Varies

Deadline: March 31, 2023

This scholarship is open to African American high school seniors who have a GPA of 3.0 and above and submit a typed essay of no less than 300 words on the topic: “Explain the Benefits You Have Gained through the Contributions of Two (2) Trailblazers of African Descent within the past twenty (20) years, and How It Has Benefited You as a Person.”

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