15 No Essay Scholarships Worth $50,000+

Applying for scholarships can be time-consuming, especially when you have to write lengthy essays to enter contests for small awards. But it doesn’t have to be! These easy-to-apply scholarships do not require an essay, and many can be completed in just a few minutes.

“No Essay” College Scholarship

Niche.com, an online school ranking and review site, offers the “No Essay” College Scholarship, a $2,000 scholarship awarded on a monthly basis. 

Application Deadline: Last day of every month

Scholarship Amount: $2,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age, or at least 13 years of age with a parent or guardian’s consent and supervision
  • Must currently attend, or enroll within the next 12 months in, a high school or college listed on niche.com, or be the parent of a student who falls into one of those categories
  • Must have a valid U.S. Social Security Number
  • Must submit a complete and accurate survey (inaccurate or incomplete survey responses will result in permanent disqualification from scholarship consideration)
  • One entry allowed per person/email address/household

How to Apply: Interested students may submit an application online through niche.com, or by submitting a mail-in entry.

$2,000 Nitro Scholarship

Nitro, a website that provides resources and advice relating to student finances, offers a monthly $2,000 scholarship open to current and soon-to-be college students or their parents. The scholarship is offered once per calendar month, with applications due on the final day of each month.

Application Deadline: Last day of every month

Scholarship Amount: $2,000

Eligibility: 

  • Must be at least 17 years of age at the time of entry
  • Must be a legal resident of the United States
  • Must meet one of the following criteria: 
    • Be a parent who currently has a child enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States
    • Be a student who is currently enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States
    • Be a parent who currently has a child enrolled as a high school senior in the United States
    • Be a student who is currently enrolled as a high school senior in the United States
    • Be a student or a parent whose child has graduated from an accredited undergraduate school and who is currently paying back a student or parent loan for his/her/child’s educational expenses

How to Apply: Interested students must submit an online application.

Cappex Easy Money Scholarship

Cappex.com, a website designed to help match students with colleges and universities, offers the Easy Money Scholarship, a monthly scholarship sweepstakes that awards one $1,000 scholarship per application cycle. This scholarship sweepstakes is open to both high school and college students.

Application Deadline: Last day of every month

Scholarship Amount: $1,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be a resident of the United States
  • Must be at least 13 years of age
  • Must be a registered Cappex user
  • Must be currently planning to enroll in an accredited post-secondary school within four years of the Sweepstakes
  • Entrants under the age of 18 must obtain a written release from their parent or legal guardian

How to Apply: Interested students must submit an application online.

$1,000 College Survey Scholarship

Online school ranking and review site Niche.com offers the $1,000 College Survey Scholarship. This scholarship is a monthly sweepstakes scholarship, which requires current students to take a short survey on their experience at their college in order to enter the sweepstakes.

Application Deadline: Last day of every month

Scholarship Amount: $1,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be a current college undergraduate or graduate student, or a college undergraduate or graduate alumni who graduated within the last four years
  • Must be at least 13 years of age
  • Entrants under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian’s consent and supervision to use Niche.com and enter the sweepstakes
  • Must take a survey on an existing college listed on Niche.com

How to Apply: Interested students and alumni must take a survey about their college experience on Niche.com. 

Discover Student Loans Scholarship Award

Credit card brand Discover offers a scholarship open to high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students. This scholarship is offered in the form of a sweepstakes on a monthly basis. Students need only fill out a short online survey in order to apply.

Application Deadline: Last day of every month

Award Amount: $5,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be a resident of the United States
  • Must be at least 16 years of age
  • Must be a high school senior, college student, or a student who has earned a General Education Development (GED) or equivalent
  • Must be enrolled at least half-time in a bachelor’s, associate’s degree, or graduate program at an eligible school within one year of confirmation
  • Employees and the immediate family of employees of Discover Products, Inc, Merkle, Inc., and their affiliate and parent companies may not apply

How to apply: In order to apply, students must complete a brief online survey through discover.com.

ACS Scholars Award

The American Chemical Society (ACS) runs a scholarship program that awards more than $1,000,000 in scholarships to over 300 students each year. The ACS scholarship is a merit scholarship awarded to students from minority backgrounds pursuing careers in chemistry and related disciplines. The application does not require an essay, but students will need to submit various documents during the application process, including letters of recommendation, grade transcripts, and a student aid report. 

Application Deadline: March 1

Award Amount: $1,000-$5,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be a permanent resident or citizen of the United States (inquire via email with questions regarding DACA or asylum status)
  • Must be African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian
  • Must be a graduating high school senior or college freshman, sophomore, or junior
  • Must major or intend to major in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, chemical technology, or another chemistry-related science
  • Must be a full-time student at a high school or an accredited college, university, or community college
  • Must demonstrate high academic achievement in chemistry or science (GPA of 3.0 or higher)

How to Apply: Interested students must submit an application, including all required documents, on the application deadline through acs.org. 

“Be Bold” No-Essay Scholarship

Bold.org, a website that helps pair students with scholarship opportunities, offers a no-essay scholarship to students who have profiles on the Bold.org platform. Students of all majors may apply. Applications are judged based on the “boldness” of the student’s profile, defined as bearing the following qualities: “earnest”, “determined,” and “moving.”

Application Deadline: March 31

Award Amount: $25,085

Eligibility:

  • Open to students at any education level, school, and field of study
  • No GPA requirement
  • Must have a profile on bold.org

How to apply: Interested students can apply by creating a profile on bold.org. According to bold.org, profiles that demonstrate the following qualities are awarded: “earnest,” “determined,” and “moving.”

DoSomething Easy Scholarships

DoSomething is a global nonprofit organization that offers scholarships to students who participate in various volunteering and community service activities.

Application Deadline: First day of every month

Scholarship Amount: $1,000 or more

Eligibility:

  • Must be 25 years of age or younger
  • Must live in the United States or Canada (or are a citizen of either country who is living abroad)
  • Must complete all action steps and verify your participation in scholarship eligible campaigns on the DoSomething website

How to Apply: DoSomething scholarships have various requirements depending on the specific campaign. Interested students may apply by signing up for one or more of the campaigns and following the action steps for those campaigns that they participate in.

Cirkled In “No Sweat” Scholarship

Cirkled In, a portfolio platform that helps students showcase their non-academic work to colleges, offers the “No Sweat” Scholarship. This monthly scholarship is worth a total of $2,500 which may be used on any educational purposes, including books, tuition, and even summer camps.

Application Deadline: Last day of every month

Scholarship Amount: $2,500

Eligibility:

  • Must be at least 13 years of age
  • Must be a legal resident of the United States.
  • Must be currently enrolled in the 8th through 12th grade (home-schooled students qualify as well)
  • Must have an active Cirkled In account and a Portfolio on Cirkled In

How to Apply: Interested students must create an account with Cirkled In and create a Portfolio. Winners are selected based on profile completeness and points earned (points are earned by inviting teachers and friends to join Cirkled In). Applicants whose Portfolios are over 50% completed have a greater chance of winning.

CC Bank’s Young Scholars Scholarship

Each year, CC Bank offers up to five $2,000 scholarships to students attending universities, colleges, and other academic institutions in the United States. 

Applying for the annual CC Bank Young Scholars Scholarship is easy. All that those interested have to do is fill out a brief application form. 

Application Deadline: December 31

Scholarship Amount: $2,000

Eligibility: 

  • Must be under the age of 30
  • Must be U.S. residents 
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Must be enrolled at an academic institution at the time that the scholarship is awarded

How to Apply: Interested students may apply by downloading and printing the application form, filling it out, scanning it, and emailing it to scholarship@ccbank.us with their contact information.

Return2College Scholarship

Return2College is an online platform designed to provide resources for adult and non-traditional students. They offer an annual scholarship open to adult students planning on entering college within 12 months of the application.

Application Deadline: January 31

Scholarship Amount: $1,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be at least 17 years of age
  • Must be a United States citizen or legal resident
  • Must be a current full- or part-time student or starting college or graduate school within the next 12 months

How to Apply: Interested students must fill out an online application and answer the following prompt in three sentences or less: “Why are you getting your degree?”

Emergency Dentists USA Video Scholarship

Emergency Dentists USA, a directory that helps connect patients with dentists in emergency situations, offers a scholarship for college and high school students of all majors.

Application Deadline: July 1

Award Amount: $1,000

Eligibility:

  • Must not be an employee or a family member of an employee of Emergency Dentists USA
  • Must be a high school or college student
  • Must be a citizen or legal resident of the United States

How to Apply: Interested students must create a video on the following topic: “Tell (or enact for us) what superpower you would love to have and how you would use it to help create better dental health in all people!” Students can submit their videos by uploading them to the internet and sending a link to the sponsor or by emailing the video directly. Submissions are judged on entertainment value, innovation, value to dental health, and production quality.

Sallie Mae $1,000 Monthly Sweepstakes

Student loan servicer Sallie Mae offers a $1,000 scholarship to students who simply apply for their Scholarship Search and College Planning Calculator, a tool that connects students with scholarships and provides automated college finance planning advice. This is a monthly sweepstakes. One winner is selected on the first day of every month, drawn from all entries made in the previous month.

Application Deadline: Last day of every month

Award Amount: $1,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be a legal resident of the United States
  • Must be over the age of majority in their state of residence
  • Winners must not have won any other Sponsor contest or sweepstakes in the six-month period prior to their award period

How to Apply: Interested students may apply by completing an online registration form at salliemae.com. In order to confirm entrance in the sweepstakes, applicants must check the box marked “Enter me in the Sallie Mae $1,000 monthly sweepstakes” at the bottom of the registration page.

Barbara Lotze Scholarship for Future Physics Teachers

The American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) offers the Barbara Lotze Scholarship for Future Physics Teachers, a scholarship designed to support students who are studying toward a career teaching physics at the high school level. In addition to the scholarship award, winning students will receive a complimentary AAPT Student Membership for one year. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years.

Application Deadline: December 1

Award Amount: Up to $2,000 (renewable for up to 4 years)

Eligibility: 

  • Must be an undergraduate student enrolled in an accredited two-year college, four-year college or university, or a high school senior accepted for such enrollment
  • Must be pursuing or planning to pursue a course of study leading toward a career in physics teaching in high school
  • Must show promise of academic success
  • Must be a citizen of the United States

How to Apply: Interested students must complete an online application through the online portal at aapt.org. Applicants will be required to submit letters of recommendation in addition to other materials.

1Dental Scholarship

1Dental, a company that helps patients save on dental treatments, offers an easy-apply scholarship that is awarded to one college student of any academic background. To apply, students must complete a short survey on the 1Dental website.

Application Deadline: May 31

Award Amount: $500

Eligibility:

  • Must be currently enrolled in high school (seniors), undergraduate school, or graduate school
  • Must not be a 1Dental employee or related to a 1Dental employee
  • Must be a U.S. resident

How to Apply: Interested students may apply by completing a brief online survey at 1dental.com.


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