Easy scholarships that are no-brainers

By Unigo

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! We 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 us? Check out this list of scholarships that are total no-brainers.

1. $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.

2. $10,000 ScholarshipPoints Scholarship

ScholarshipPoints.com is giving away $10,000 each quarter. To apply, complete the online registration form and you will be automatically entered into the $10,000 scholarship. The more points you have, the higher chances are to win!

3. $1,000 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. $1,000 You Deserve It Scholarship

One quick signup and you'll be registered in a drawing for this $1,000 monthly scholarship! As an added bonus, ScholarshipOwl provides members with additional information about even more scholarships you can apply for. 

5. $1,000 VIP Rewards

When you sign up for a free account with VIP Voice, you'll be automatically entered in to the running for this $1,000 scholarship. In addition, you can take surveys to earn additional points and entries in drawings that provide cash and/or other great prizes!

6. Unigo $10K Scholarship

If you are 13 or older, apply to win our $10,000 scholarship. Yes, it requires a 250 word or less essay, but for $10,000, who’s complaining? 

7. Unigo Monthly Scholarships

Think you know how to survive a zombie apocalypse? Do you enjoy eating ice cream? Can you tell a great joke? If you answered yes to any of these questions, check out our monthly scholarships! Awards range in value from $1,500 to $5,000, and all are fun and easy to enter! A new winner is selected every month.

8. Think for Yourself Scholarship

LetGrow provides the Think for Yourself Scholarship for students who are 13 years or older and currently enrolled in middle school or high school. To apply, just pick your favorite topic prompt and submit an essay about what you think about that topic. One grand prize winner will receive $5,000 and three runner ups will each get $1,000 for educational expenses. 

9. Ascent $1,000 No Essay Scholarship

Here's another easy award for currently enrolled college students. To be considered for Ascent's monthly scholarship drawings, all you have to do is follow or like them through one of their social media accounts. Once you've registered and completed that task, you'll be entered in to the drawing for a $1,000 scholarship.


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.

Want even more scholarships? We list programs providing over 3 million awards each year in our scholarship directory, so if you need more help paying for college, sign up today to get a personalized list of the scholarships you're eligible for!