Be Smart and Apply for These 6 Really Easy Scholarships

You'd be silly not to enter these super easy scholarship contests that all have one thing in common: applying through ScholarshipPoints could help you win more.

It’s not uncommon to feel uneasy when thinking about the impending financial investment that is college. Figuring out how to pay for college can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. You can reduce the costs easily with scholarships, which can range from $500–$50,000 or more. You can apply for and win multiple scholarships, potentially accumulating enough to cover the entire cost of college if you’re diligent and persistent. For those who are willing to invest the time, scholarship opportunities are out there—including a lot of scholarship contests that are easy to sign up for and somebody has to win! Check out these great opportunities that could lead you to some easy money for college.

1. ScholarshipPoints $10,000 Giveaway

Every three months, has a drawing to award one student $10,000. To enter, you simply complete activities on the site and use the points earned to enter the giveaways. In addition to the quarterly scholarships, ScholarshipPoints also awards three monthly $1,000 scholarships. You can choose to save all your points for the big prize or divide them up between the monthly and quarterly scholarships. How you choose to strategize is up to you. 

What’s especially great about the website is that even if you win the $10,000 prize, you can continue to complete activities to earn more points and potentially win again! The minimum age to win is 13 years old. Just imagine how much you might be able to save up if you start applying in middle school and continue to enter these contests throughout high school and college.

Earn points by applying to other scholarships

ScholarshipPoints isn’t just a site that helps you find and apply for scholarships—it’s also where you can win scholarships simply by applying for other scholarships. The site awards you points as you apply, and these points can then be used to enter to win the monthly $1,000 scholarships or quarterly $10,000 scholarships. You can even earn points by applying to all the following scholarships through your ScholarshipPoints account!

Related: Scholarship Search Spreadsheet Template

2. CollegeXpress monthly $1,000 and 2,000 scholarships

CollegeXpress holds a super easy scholarship contest every month that will earn you up to $2,000 if you’re the lucky winner. Simply fill out the form asking for basic information to create a free account, then answer a question in just one sentence. The questions change each month and can be as simple as “What’s your favorite color?” 

Bonus: After you enter the CollegeXpress scholarship via, you’ll be awarded  1,200 points to use toward either the $1,000 or $10,000 scholarships. 

3. Niche $2,000 “No-Essay” Scholarship

Niche offers a very easy-to-enter “no-essay” scholarship. Simply create an account to be entered to win their monthly drawing for $2,000. Once you’re logged in, you’ll be shown many more scholarships you can apply for.

Bonus: After you’ve registered and are entered to win the Niche scholarship, ScholarshipPoints will award you 1,500 points that you can use toward the $10k giveaway.

4. You Matter University & Scholly $50,000 Scholarship

Demetrius Harmon created this scholarship to help students achieve their dreams even while struggling with their mental health—goals that might otherwise have seemed too great to reach. The “You Matter” Scholarship awards five students $10,000 to pursue those dreams. It takes just two minutes to complete a simple form to enter round one. Those who qualify will be notified if they have advanced to the second round.

Bonus: You could potentially double that $10k award by using the 1,600 points given to you from ScholarshipPoints for entering and putting them toward the quarterly $10,000 scholarship.

5. $4,000 Course Hero Sweepstakes

Help your fellow students and yourself pay for college by signing up for Course Hero and uploading your study docs for a chance to win a $4,000 scholarship. You’ll get an entry for every 10 study docs you submit. Who would’ve thought that saving your schoolwork could potentially earn you money?

Bonus: By registering with Course Hero, you can increase your chances of winning free money by using the 1,200 points you earned from ScholarshipPoints to enter more scholarship drawings.

6. $2,000 Nitro Scholarship

In less time than it takes to order a coffee, you can apply for the Nitro $2,000 “No Essay” Scholarship. All that’s required is filling out a very simple form asking basic questions like your name, address, school, etc. You can double your chances of winning by listing a parent, who can also apply for the scholarship on your behalf.

Bonus: ScholarshipPoints will award you 1,500 points for applying to this scholarship, which you can use to enter other drawings, increasing your chances to win even more money! 

Related: The Ultimate List of Easy Scholarships

Accumulating your scholarship winnings

By devoting just a few minutes one or two days a week to enter these scholarship contests, you could potentially accumulate quite a bit of money for school. Regardless of your athletic ability, skill set, GPA, major, or ethnicity, you can find and win any number of scholarships. But you can’t win if you don’t enter!

Looking for even more scholarship opportunities? Find awards you’re eligible for with the CollegeXpress Scholarship Search tool.

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