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15 Creative, Weird, and No-Brainer Scholarships

Another post about scholarships?! Heck yeah!

Below are 15 scholarships for the creative, the weird, and the average.

💡 Creative Scholarships

Not all scholarships are boring and not all of them require essays. Put your artistic skills to good use! Let #creativity bring in the #cash. 🙌


1. Freedom of Speech PSA Contest

What does freedom of speech mean to you? Make a 30-second television or radio PSA for a chance to win $2,500!

2. ResumeCompanion Annual Scholarship

Create a resume for a fictional or a nonfictional character from TV, history, literature or myth, for a chance to win $1,000!

3. “What’s Your Utensil Type” Scholarship

If you could be a kitchen utensil, what would it be, and why? Get creative & write the best 500-word essay for your chance to win $1,000!

4. Spokeo Connections Scholarship

Write a 300-500 word essay introducing a new and innovative way you would connect with people, for a chance to win $1,000!

5. Power Poetry- All I Need Scholarship Slam

“Money” and “poetry” are two words we rarely hear together—and that’s something Power Poetry wants to change! New scholarship slams are open every few months so keep checking back!

👽 Weird Scholarships

Weird is the new norm. With these scholarships, you will be judged for being weird in the most nonjudgmental way! This is your chance to be normal by being yourself (#weird)!


6. Fruit Shoot Contest

If you like rare fruits and photography, this could be your chance to win $100 (first place), $50 (second place), $25 (third place), or $15 (fourth place)!

7. Remove Warts Fast Scholarship

Submit a short essay about easy ways to remove warts for a chance to win $1,000!

8. Scholarship Addicts

Are you a scholarship addict? Good! (If you’ve made it this far down the list, you probably are). wants to reward you for your hard work: simply prove that you’ve applied for other scholarships and you can win $500 just like that!

9. Starfleet Annual Scholarship

Get your nerd on and showcase your passion for Starfleet, for a chance to win $1,000!

10. Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship

Share your zombie apocalypse survival skills for a chance to win $1,000!

💁 No-Brainer Scholarships

There are SO MANY scholarships out there, but so many of them have so many requirements! With these no-brainer sweepstakes, you don’t need a certain GPA, a certain characteristic/trait, or be in a certain situation or circumstance. These scholarships are for the average Joes who are neither artistic nor athletic– just broke. 💁


11. College is Power Scholarship

Complete an online application (which includes a 500-word essay) for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship! Pretty easy, I’d say. 

12. Scholarship Detective

Complete an online application for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship! Even easier than the one above! 

13. SuperCollege Scholarship

Complete the online application for a random drawing. This $1,000 monthly scholarship is open to any students currently enrolled or planning to go to college. The money can be used to pay for tuition, books, computers, room and board or any education-related expense. 

14. Course Hero Monthly Scholarship

Sign up, answer a question in less than 500 characters and be entered to win a $1,000 scholarship!

15. College Survey Scholarship

Fifteen survey responses will earn you an entry into the $1,000 scholarship!

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Yoora is the Creative Director at The University Network. She finds beauty in simplicity and grace in the mundane.