The great news about scholarships is that there are a lot of them out there. Check out this great Time magazine article for lists of scholarships broken down by a variety of criteria, and don’t forget to talk to your high school counselor about scholarships at your school. Below, we’ll highlight scholarships with easy processes or big payouts.
The Niche “No-Essay” Scholarship is true to its name! Just enter the monthly drawing for this $2,000 scholarship.
The American Fire Safety Association asks you to read about a fire safety topic and answer a quick quiz. Ten $2000 winners are selected randomly from correct quizzes. Entries are accepted up to April 1, 2019.
The US Bank Student Union Scholarship is a random draw that allows you to earn up to eight additional entries by completing modules on financial literacy – a win-win, especially with a top award of $20,000. Get your entries in by October 26th.
NBA star Derrick Rose’s Rose Scholars program offers up to $200,000 in college funding. There’s still time to make the September 30 deadline.
Dreamers can apply for The Dream.US Scholarships. Apply by March 18; winners receive up to 100% of their tuition and Books costs.
If you’ve completed an impressive project in areas ranging from math to engineering to music to philosophy, consider applying for a Davidson Fellows Scholarship . You’ll have until February of 2019 to apply for the $10,000 – $50,000 awards.
The Gates Scholarship deadline for 2018 is September 18, but if you’re a rising junior, consider this highly competitive scholarship for minority students.
And don’t forget corporate scholarships! Coca-Cola, Dr. Pepper, Taco Bell, Dell, GE, Tylenol, AXA, Chevron, Google, and Burger King all offer substantial scholarships. Check their sites for details.