Easy scholarships that are no-brainers

By Tamara

Are you tired of working on those long scholarship applications that require you to list every activity you have participated in since you started high school? What about writing those boring scholarship essays where you have to explain why you deserve the award or who you are going to be in ten years? Well, you’re in luck. Today is No-Brainer day, which means you get to relax and put very little thought into everything you do — including filling out scholarship applications! I know it may seem as though every scholarship, regardless of the amount of money, requires a ton of work, but there are actually quite a few easy scholarships with simple applications that are fun and painless. Don’t believe me? Check out this list of scholarships that are total no-brainers.

1. Chegg Monthly Scholarship

Talk about easy peasy. This $1,000 scholarship only requires a three-sentence response, and best of all, you can come back and apply every month. That means you have 12 chances of winning every year. No excuses — get to it!

2. $2,000 No Essay Scholarship

Niche (formerly College Prowler) gives away a $2,000 scholarship every month. Simply register for a free account and you are entered to win this easy scholarship.

3. Cappex Monthly Scholarship

Don’t let a low GPA scare you away from applying for scholarships. Some scholarship providers (like Cappex) don’t even consider it when choosing a winner. Just register for a free account, and you’ll be entered to win the $1,000 monthly prize.

4. ScholarshipPoints

Could you use $10,000 for college? Register with ScholarshipPoints and start playing online. Your activities will earn you points for various easy scholarship drawings held every month.

5. #ROCKtheSAT Scholarship

If you’re preparing for the SAT, you might as well try this free tool and be entered to win a $500 monthly scholarship. Even if you don’t win, you could improve your test scores!

6. CollegeWeekLive

Each month, CollegeWeekLive gives away a $1,000 scholarship just for registering for a free, online virtual college fair. You simply need to visit three virtual college booths, and you’re eligible for the scholarship drawing.

7. CollegeXpress Scholarship

How does a $10,000 scholarship sound? If you’re an incoming college freshman, or planning to transfer to another school, check out this easy scholarship program. No application required.

8. $10,000 Unigo Scholarship

If you are 14 or older, head over to Unigo and register for a chance to win one of two $10,000 scholarships. A brief written statement is required, but for $10,000, who’s complaining? New winners are chosen every quarter.

9. Unigo Scholarships

Are you a fan of The Walking Dead? Do you enjoy eating ice cream? Can you tell a great joke? If you answered "yes" to any of these, head over to Unigo and check out the monthly scholarship offerings. Awards range in value from $1,500 to $5,000, and all are fun and easy to enter! Keep in mind that many students are looking for these simple scholarships, so the competition may be a little higher than normal, but that doesn’t mean you should blow them off. Just be sure to spend some time on local scholarship programs and those that may be a little more restrictive, as your chances of winning will increase. One thing is for certain, you can’t win if you don’t apply.

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