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Grants and Scholarships with the LEAST Amount of Eligibility Requirements so just about ANYONE can Apply

There are hundreds of thousands of college grants and scholarships available, but many people will find that most of the scholarships will have specific eligibility requirements that prevent them from applying for those scholarships. Many scholarships are based on criteria such as gender, race, financial status, marital status, military service, location, school, and more. Many people ask if there are "ANY scholarships that have ALMOST NO eligibility requirements so that just about anyone can apply for them? Are there specific scholarships that are for everyone? Are there scholarships for U.S. citizens OR non-U.S. citizens that the only requirement is wanting financial aid so that they can go to school?" The answer is YES, there ARE such scholarships. It appears that there are NOT a lot of these type of scholarships, but there are some.

Following is a list of some college grants and scholarships that have the LEAST amount of eligibility requirements so just about any United States citizen or legal resident can apply for these grants and scholarships for funding their education beyond high school. This type of scholarship is very hard to find. We feel that there are more out there, BUT we do not know where they are. However, we will continue to look and add what we find to this web page. Although we have tried to find scholarships with no restrictions, we have to admit that some of these have a restriction or two. For example, some of these scholarships are for high school seniors. Some of these scholarships are for women. However, we feel that people will be able to apply for a majority of the following scholarships. There is NO guarantee that you will receive money from these scholarships, because the competition is fierce for financial aid. The demand for scholarships is greater than the supply of money. HOWEVER, you have as good as chance as anyone else when applying for these grants and scholarships.

YouTube Video:  How to Find College Grants and Scholarships is a short six-minute video that gives you an overall look at where to find college grants and scholarships. If you have no idea on where to start to find financial aid, then this video will give you a good idea on how to go about finding free money in the form of financial aid, grants, and scholarships for college or trade schools for a variety of groups of people such as nursing students, single moms, women, and just about any U.S. Citizen seeking scholarships with the least amount of eligibility requirements.


University Tutor MONTHLY Scholarship Contest

Sponsor: UniversityTutor.com

Eligibility Requirements: This ESSAY contest is open to anyone that is 16 years of age or older or the applicable age of legal consent under the applicable laws of such person’s country or territory, provided that any participants under the age of 18 return a signed copy of their parent or legal guardian’s consent, before participating in the applicable contest and in the manner specified by UniversityTutor.com on the Website.

It appears that international students are able to apply for this scholarship.

More information about the topic of the essay can be found at the website.

Money: $1,000.

More information can be located at: http://www.universitytutor.com/scholarship-contest


Reservation Counter Scholarships (TWO SCHOLARSHIPS)

Sponsor: Reservation Counter.

Eligibility Requirements: "Reservation Counter is offering a scholarship program for US students enrolled in colleges, universities and private institutions. This need-based scholarship program is designed to support and motivate students to value and make the most of their education. Reservation Counter looks to give scholarship awards to deserving students to achieve higher quality education, and are actively promoting education to encourage students to improve their knowledge and strive for excellence."

Money: Two different scholarships offered at different times of the year. Each scholarship is worth $1,500.

Contact: http://www.reservationcounter.com/scholarships/


 

The Sleeklens Academic Scholarship Program

Sponsor: Sleeklens.

Eligibility: Be enrolled full-time in an accredited college or be able to present letter of acceptance. This is an ESSAY contest. The topic is listed at their website.

Money: Three winners will receive $2,000 each.

Contact: https://sleeklens.com/the-sleeklens-academic-scholarship


 

Lendedu Scholarship

Sponsor: Lendedu.com.

Eligibility: Must be a current high school or a full-time college student. Be a U.S Citizen. Must be earning a minimum 2.5 GPA. This is an ESSAY contest. The topic is listed on their website.

Money: $1,000.

Contact: https://lendedu.com/blog/scholarship-application


 

Waterlogic’s Clean Water Scholarship

Sponsor: Waterlogic.

Eligibility: Essay contest with the topics listed at their website.

Money: $1,500.

Contact: http://www.waterlogic.com/en-us/clean-water-scholarship


Grasshopper Entrepreneur Scholarship

Sponsor: Grasshopper.com.

Eligibility: Any current college student or incoming freshman in an undergraduate or graduate degree program. Student must be enrolled at an accredited American college, university, or trade school. This is an ESSAY contest.

Money: $5,000.

Contact: http://grasshopper.com/entrepreneur-scholarship/


 

Slickdeals Student Scholarship Program

Sponsor: Slickdeals.

Eligibility: U.S. citizen; be at least 18 years old; registered or accepted to accredited college or university; minimum 3.0 GPA.  This is an ESSAY contest with the topic listed at their website.

Money: TWO scholarships worth $5,000.

Contact: http://slickdeals.net/scholarships


 

Rain Control Works Scholarship

Sponsor: Rain Control of Central Florida, Inc.

Eligibility: “This scholarship is available to any student who is attending high school as a graduating senior or who is currently registered in any accredited post-secondary institution, college, business, or technical school in the U.S. This includes home schooled students. High school seniors must be accepted into an accredited post-secondary institution.” This is an ESSAY contest with the topic listed at their website.

Money: $1,500.

Contact: http://www.raincontrolaluminuminc.com/scholarship/


 

Zumper Apartments Search Scholarship (TWICE A YEAR)

Sponsor: Zumper. Zumper is "a national home and apartment rental search site. Finding a place to rent has been difficult for too long, so we're out to completely change the game. We've built the first apartment search platform that not only helps you find the perfect place, but also apply for an apartment."

Eligibility Requirements: "Any legal U.S. resident in high school or college who will be attending an accredited university or college in Fall 2015 is eligible to apply."

Zumper is "looking for outstanding students who have helped their classmates or community in a tremendous way. Maybe you started a club that raised $10,000 for charity, or championed recycling and sustainable practices across campus. Whatever it is, we’d love to hear about it!"

"To apply, please submit a short piece of writing, that includes the following:

1. How you've impacted your fellow student body or community.
2. An intro to housing near your school. Where are the best areas for students to live? You can also include up to 5 original images from around campus. If we like them, we may include them on our site and mobile apps (accredited to you of course!).

Recipients will be selected based on the overall strength of their application materials."

Money: $1,000.

For more information, including deadlines, please visit the website at: https://www.zumper.com/apartments-scholarship

 


The Branson Shows Inspired Scholarship

Sponsor: BransonShowTickets.com

Eligibility: The Branson Shows Inspired Scholarship is open to legal residents of the United States between the ages of 16 and 19, who are current students of any accredited educational institution or program of higher learning. High school students and homeschooled students who plan to enroll in college upon graduation are strongly encouraged to apply. No person affiliated with BransonShowTickets.com may submit an entry. This is an ESSAY contest and the topic of the essay is located at their website.

Money: $1,000.

Contact: http://www.bransonshowtickets.com/company/scholarship.aspx


County Office Scholarship

Sponsor: CountyOffice.org.

Eligibility: US citizens 16 years of age and older who are either in their senior year of high school or currently enrolled in an accredited institute of higher learning are eligible to apply. Scholarship awards will be sent directly to the institution the student is enrolled in. Recipients of previous County Office Scholarship awards are not eligible for future scholarship awards. All others are welcome to apply to prompts they have not yet applied to. This is an ESSAY contest and the topic of the essay is located at their website.

Money: $1,000.

Contact: http://www.countyoffice.org/


Free Speech Scholarship

Sponsor: Miller Law Offices.

Eligibility: Enrolled at an accredited technical school, college, or university in the U.S. Must be over the age of 18. Maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0 (or equivalent) while in college. This is an ESSAY contest and the topic of the essay can be found at their website.

Money:  $1,000.

Contact: http://www.philliphmiller.com/free-speech-scholarship/


GoodCall Scholarship

Sponsor: GoodCall.com

Eligibility: Scholarship is open to high school seniors, current undergraduate students and graduate students with a minimum GPA of 3.0. This is an ESSAY contest and the topic of the essay can be found at their website.

Money: $2,500.

Contact: http://www.goodcall.com/scholarship/

The Herb Affair Scholarship Award

Sponsor: Herb Affair.

Eligibility: Any current student enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university is welcome to apply. This is an ESSAY contest and the topic is listed at their website.

Money: $1,000.

Contact: http://www.herbaffair.com/scholarship/


Intermountain Vein Center (iVein) Health and Wellness Scholarship

Sponsor: Intermountain Vein Center

Eligibility: Any current full-time undergraduate/graduate student attending an accredited US university or college with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.4 is welcome to apply. This is an ESSAY contest and the specific topic is mentioned at their website.

Money: Two $2,000 scholarships are awarded annually.

Contact:  http://www.ivein.com/scholarship/


PDFfiller Scholarship

Sponsor: PDFfiller.

Eligibility: Graduating senior in high school (or equivalent level of secondary school in your country) of a freshman, sophomore, or junior at university. You must be between the ages of 16 and 35. You may not be related to employees of PDFfiller, Inc. This is an ESSAY contest and the topic is listed at their website.

Money: $2,500.

Contact: http://www.pdffiller.com/en/scholarship.htm


QuitDay.org Scholarship

Sponsor: QuitDay.org

Eligibility: “The QuitDay Scholarship essay contest is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are 18 years old or older. Applicants must be accepted to, or currently enrolled in a college or university located within the United States or in the District of Columbia.  Only one (1) submission per student is allowed.”

Money: “Every year, we select three winners in the essay contest. The winners will receive awards toward their tuition at their respective colleges and universities. The winning applicants for first, second and third place receive scholarships in the amounts of $2,000, $700 and $300, respectively.” 

Contact: https://quitday.org/scholarship

 


Rebates Zone Scholarships

Source: Rebates Zone

Eligibility Requirements: "Scholarships are open to all graduating college seniors, military students, adults returning to school, undergraduate students, single parents going to school, graduate school students, nursing students and others, who are encouraged to apply to this scholarship. This IS an ESSAY contest. Topic of the essay is located at the website."

Money: $1,000.

Contact Information: http://www.rebateszone.com/blog/six-scholarships-of-1000/


 

The HotelsCheap Scholarship Program (OFFERED Twice a year)

Sponsor: HotelsCheap.org

Eligibility Requirements: US students who are 16 years of age or older are encouraged to apply for our scholarships. High school students, undergraduate students, master degree students, and adult learners are all encouraged to apply.

Money: Two scholarships are offered TWICE a year. Each worth $1,500.

Contact: http://www.hotelscheap.org/scholarship


Resume Companion Scholarships (Offered Each Semester)

Sponsor: Resume Companion

Eligibility Requirements: “Staff at Resume Companion remember the hardship of being a student so want to make this scholarship available to as many students as possible! As such, we do not require any sort of minimum GPA, and both domestic and international students may apply.”

All applicants must be enrolled, or due to be enrolled, in full time university education for the semester they are applying to receive the scholarship fund.

One application can be made per student, per semester.
MORE instructions are available on the website. You will be creating “a resume based on the life of any fictional or non-fictional character, from TV, history, literature or myth.”

Money:  “Each semester, we are offering a $1,000 scholarship to the student who can create the best resume, based on the life of any fictional or non-fictional character, from TV, history, literature or myth.”


For MORE information: http://resumecompanion.com/scholarship

 


Study.com (Formerly Education-Portal) Tuition Won't Stop Me Scholarship Opportunity

Sponsor: Study.com

"Study.com offers 10 different academic scholarships totaling $5,500 to students who are pursing higher education. Our goal with scholarships is to help alleviate the rising cost of college." There are other study services offered that may interest students.

The scholarships and financial awards vary.

Please contact: http://study.com/articles/Tuition_Scholarship.html



FormSwift $1,000 Summer Scholarship Contest 

Sponsor: FormSwift

Eligibility Requirements:

1. You must be a graduating senior in high school or enrolled in college. Community college, professional college, and graduate students are all eligible, in addition to undergraduates at four-year universities. 
2. You may not be related to any of FormSwift’s staff or our extended family. 
3. International students, including students from a college or graduating from a high school outside the United States, are also eligible to apply. 
4. We reserve the right to verify date of high school graduation and/or college enrollment. 

Write a One to Two Page Business Plan or make a Business Plan Infographic about one of the following business industries for a chance to win the FormSwift Summer Scholarship:

Money: $1,000.

Contact for MORE information: http://formswift.com/startup-scholarship



Fantasy Sports Daily Scholarships (TWICE A YEAR)

Source: Fantasy Sports Daily

Eligibility Requirements: "Having attended college ourselves, we appreciate the difficulty students face in financing their education, and we recognize the benefits a college education can provide. That's why our general scholarship rewards students who are looking to better themselves, who have goals and dreams, and who are committed to achieving a college degree and a successful future. US students who are 16 years of age or older are encouraged to apply for our scholarships. High school students, undergraduate students, master degree students, and adult learners are all also encouraged to apply."

You answer questions listed on the website.

Money: Two awards a year worth $1,000 for each scholarship.

PLEASE visit the website for more information: https://www.fantasysportsdaily.com/scholarship/



TV Providers.com Scholarship

Sponsor: TV Providers

Eligibility Requirements: "Draw, paint, design, photograph or film a recreation of your favorite sports moment. Submit your work by July 31, 2015."

NO ESSAY.

Money: $1,000.

Contact: http://www.tvproviders.com/scholarship.html

 


A Better America Scholarship Contest

Sponsor: Global English Editing.

"Global English Editing awards scholarships to students in the United States who intend to make a positive contribution to the country’s future. We award $1000 to one university student each year. We do this because as a company we want to reach out to the student generation and reward initiative, innovation and lofty idealism."

Eligibility Requirements:

The deadline for the 2015 scholarship is 31 December 2015. 

Money: $1,000.

Contact: https://geediting.com/about/scholarship-program/

 


The Infoparrot Scholarship of Academic Excellence

Sponsor: Info parrot

Eligibility Requirements: "Which nationalities can apply for this: We currently accept all nationalities.

Note that your university must be an accredited institution recognized by the highest academic authorities in your country."

This IS an ESSAY contest. The topic for the essay can be located at the website.

Money: $1,250.

Contact: http://www.infoparrot.com/the-infoparrot-scholarship/

 


The Plastic Place Scholarship

Sponsor: The Plastic Place: the trash bag place.

Eligibility Requirements:

This is an ESSAY contest. The topic of the essay can be located on the website.

Money: $1,500.

Contact: http://www.plasticplace.com/the-plasticplace-scholarship

 


The Expert Institute's Annual Healthcare and Life Sciences Scholarship

Sponsor: The Expert Institute.

Eligibility Requirements: Must be actively pursuing a degree related to healthcare or the life sciences AND have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Money: $1,000.

Contact: https://www.theexpertinstitute.com/writing-contest-medical-scholarship

 


Dry Defender Protect Your Bed Scholarship

Sponsor: Protective Bedding Store.

Eligibility Requirements: The Dry Defender Protect Your Bed Scholarship is a $1,000 award open to any undergraduate or graduate student. To apply, students must make a creative piece (comic, short film, drawing, poem, etc.) featuring the Dry Defender mascot.

Money: $1,000.

Contact Information: http://protectivebedding.com/dry-defender-protect-your-bed-scholarship

 


Denistry at Happy Canyon Scholarship

Sponsor: Denistry at Happy Canyon

Eligibility Requirements: High school seniors and higher education students who have been or are accepted into a college, university, or trade school. This is an ESSAY contest.

Money: $500.

Contact: http://www.dentistryathappycanyon.com/scholarship/

 


Pelican Water Systems Scholarship (Bi-annual)

Sponsor: Pelican Water Systems

Eligibility Requirements: High School or college student. Essay contest.

Money: First Place: $1,500. Second Place: $1,000. Third Place: $500.

Contact: http://www.pelicanwater.com/scholarship.php

 


Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarships (Multiple Scholarships)


Sponsor: Daughters of the American Revolution


I think that at one time, DAR offered scholarships for only members of this organization. However, this organization has opened things up. DAR now offers more than one scholarship and some of them are available for NON-members.
PLEASE visit the website in order to see which scholarships are available for you.


The Richard and Elizabeth Dean Scholarship is a general scholarship for the general public. This scholarship is worth $5,000.


The Caroline E. Holt Nursing Scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to students who are in financial need and are accepted and enrolled in an accredited school of nursing.


Contact: Please visit the website at http://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships/general-info
for more eligibility and application information.

 


DSL Scholarship

Sponsor: Internet Service Providers, LLC.

Eligibility Requirements: U.S. Citizens in high school or as student attending or ready to attend college as a freshman.  The school has to be an accredited school as listed on the official accreditation website of the U.S. Department of Education. This is a blog/essay contest.

Money: $2,000.

Contact: http://www.dsl.com/internet-scholarship.html

 


Solutionreach Scholarship

Sponsor: Solutionreach

Eligibility Requirements: “Any undergraduate student currently enrolled in an accredited US college or university with a minimum of 9 credits and a GPA of 3.0 may apply. There are no requirements for major or graduation date.”

Money: “Two gifts totaling $4,000 will be awarded annually. Each semester (spring and fall), one recipient will receive a $2,000 scholarship to the institution of their choice. The scholarship will be sent directly to the school’s financial aid office.”

Contact: http://www.solutionreach.com/solutionreach-scholarship/solutionreach-communication-technology-scholarship

 


Lexington Law Scholarship

Sponsor: Lexington Law

Eligibility Requirements: Any current, full-time student of an accredited U.S. university or college with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 is welcome to apply. There is no age requirement. Topic of the essay is located at the website.

Money: "Two gifts totaling $10,000 will be awarded annually." Each semester (spring and fall) one recipient will receive a $5,000 scholarship to the institution of their choice. Recipients are only eligible to receive the scholarship one time during their lifetime.

Contact: https://www.lexingtonlaw.com/credit-education/newsroom/lexington-law-news/what-does-a-credit-score-mean-to-you.html

 


Creditrepair.com Scholarships (MULTIPLE SCHOLARSHIPS)

Sponsor: Creditrepair.com

Eligibility Requirements: The award is open to any currently enrolled full-time student of an accredited U.S. university or college with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5. There is no age requirement for the award.

Money: SIX scholarships are awarded a year. The financial award varies per scholarship.

Contact: https://www.creditrepair.com/newsroom/news/creditrepair-com-launches-college-scholarship-program/

 


 

Road to Success Scholarship Program

Sponsor: National Transport Car Shipping Company

Eligibility Requirements: “You must be at least 18 years or older to enter. You must be an American citizen, and either enrolled in or accepted to an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited University, College or Trade School.”

Money: $1,000.

Contact: http://www.nationaltransportllc.com/scholarship-program

 


Dietspotlight.com Scholarship

Sponsor: Dietspotlight.com

"Four winners will be chosen, based on quality of submitted essay. Highest award is $3,000. Three additional winners will be given $1000 each. Winners will be notified and awards will be given toward the end of January 2016."

Eligibility Requirements: The topic of the essay can be found at their website but this essay contest allows students to share their ideas on obesity.

Money: There will be four winners. One person is awarded $3,000 and three people get $1,000 each.

Contact: http://www.dietspotlight.com/scholarship/

 


B Davis Scholarship


Eligibility Requirements: Open to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution.

There is no age restriction.

You need to write an essay of less than 1000 words on a topic supplied at their website.

Money: $1,000.

More Information: http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm

 


 

Varsity Tutors Scholarship

Sponsor: Varsity Tutors L.L.C.

Eligibility Requirements: This scholarship essay contest is open to "individuals who are at least 16 years of age on or before their entry into the promotion. Such individuals must be legal resident of the fifty United States or the District of Columbia." The topic of the essay can be found on their website and can VARY per contest. This contest is advertised as a MONTHLY contest.

Money: $1,000. (Monthly Contest ?)

More information can be located at: http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship-rules

 


American Bullion Scholarship

Sponsor: American Bullion

Eligibility Requirements: "Applicant must be currently enrolled at an accredited college or university within the United States. Winners will be asked to provide a valid student ID, transcript, or other proof of enrollment before receiving their winnings. This scholarship is not open to high school students entering college." Topic of the essay is listed at the website.

"American Bullion believes in the value of education and encourages students to improve their knowledge of tangible assets. In early 2014, American Bullion launched its first annual Scholarship Program to help students achieve their educational goals. Over 900 applications were received, and a total of 10 scholarships were awarded: five high school scholarships and five college scholarships."

Money: "Five scholarships worth $500 each will be awarded in early December."

Contact: http://www.americanbullion.com/scholarship/

 


EJobApplications.com Scholarship

Sponsor: ejobapplications.com

Eligibility Requirements: "Current Student (undergraduate or graduate is accepted) attending a United States College/University." Topic of the essay can be located at the website.

Money: $1,000.

Contact: http://www.ejobapplications.com/annual-college-student-america-scholarship/

 


Proofreading Services.com Annual Scholarship (Multiple Scholarships)

Sponsor: Proofreading Services.com

Eligibility Requirements: Six scholarships are awarded ranging from $100 to $500. "Three scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors and three will be awarded to university students (graduate students and undergraduate students are judged in the same category)."

"To qualify, you must be enrolled in a US university or high school, you must meet our GPA minimum of 3.2, and you must write an essay responding" to the topic listed on the website.

Money: ranges between $100 and $500.

Contact Information: http://www.proofreadingservices.com/pages/scholarship.

 


Sussle Scholarship

Sponsor: Sussle org

Eligibility Requirements: This scholarship may not appeal to everyone, but there is NO ESSAY, which appeals to a lot of people. Sussle advertises that this is "not your usual scholarship" and they are correct. You enter the contest by entering, at least, one topic on Sussle. Sussle is kind of like Wikipedia. There is much more to this contest, so PLEASE visit the website.

Money: $300 award.

Please contact for MUCH more information: http://sussle.org/scholarship

 


Datatech Labs "Data Recovery Scholarship YouTube Challenge"


Sponsor: Datatech Labs

There is NO essay to be written, BUT Datatech Labs “are looking for creative geniuses to come out of the works to make a clever parody about our company.”

Eligibility Requirements:
High school senior accepted to a college/university/trade school.
A student currently enrolled in a college/university/trade school.

Money: $1,000.

For more information, please contact: http://www.datatechlab.com/scholarship.html

 


The Beliz Law Firm Video Essay Scholarship Contest

Sponsor: The Beliz Law Firm.

Eligibility Requirements:
High school seniors who have been accepted to a college, trade school or university, or current students attending a college, trade school, or university.

"The Beliz Law Firm is invested in the safety of others. One topic that has been an issue since the invention of the automobile is distracted world, one of the biggest ways a drive is distracted is the use of a cell phone. As attorneys, we see all the negative impacts that texting and drive can create, so we have created a scholarship that will help get the word out about texting and driving by creating a video essay on the effects of texting and driving. The winner of this scholarship will receive a one-time $500 scholarship to go towards their education.

Money: $500.

PLEASE visit the following website for MORE information:

http://www.belizlaw.com/scholarship/

 


CleanItSupply.com Scholarship Contest.

Sponsor: CleanItSupply.com.

Eligibility Requirements:

Money: $1,000.00.

Contact Information: http://cleanitsupply.com/t-scholarship_program.aspx.

 


The Online Games Scholarship Contest

Sponsor: Big Fish.
 
Eligibility Requirements: Open to college-bound graduating high school seniors and students currently enrolled in college (U.S. students only).

This is an ESSAY Contest.

Money: $2,000 OR $5,000. Check website.

Contact Information for more information: http://www.bigfishgames.com/blog/big-fish-online-games-scholarship.

 


Arrow Exterminators Scholarship Contest
 
Sponsor: Arrow Exterminators.

Eligibility Requirements: Open to all legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia who are at least 18 years of age at the time of entry and who are either currently enrolled in a college program or who are a senior graduating from high school. This is an essay contest. The topic of the essay can be found on their website.

Money: $1,000.

Contact and MORE information: http://www.arrowexterminators.com/company/scholarship-contest

 


Contact Lens and Glasses Scholarship

Sponsor: Replace My Contacts.

Eligibility Requirements: Complete a short survey AND submit your 500 or fewer word essay on one of the topics supplied at their website.

Money: $1,000.

Contact and MORE information: http://www.replacemycontacts.com/idx/help/contact-lens-glasses-scholarship.asp

 


American Public Health Association Essay Get Ready Scholarships

ACCORDING to their website, this scholarship will NOT be offered in 2015, BUT they plan to offer this scholarship in 2016.

Sponsor: American Public Health Association (APHA).

"To raise awareness about emergency preparedness, APHA is offering its fourth annual Get Ready Scholarship. The scholarship is a component of APHA’s Get Ready campaign, which works to help Americans prepare themselves, their families and their communities for all disasters and hazards, including pandemic flu, infectious disease, natural disasters and other emergencies."

Eligibility Requirements:

Money: Six scholarships of $500 each will be awarded:

Contact Information, Guidelines, and Essay Topics: http://www.getreadyforflu.org/new_pg_scholarship.htm

ACCORDING to their website, this scholarship will NOT be offered in 2015, BUT they plan to offer this scholarship in 2016.

 


Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Inc.

Sponsor: Coca-Cola

Eligibility Requirements: Graduating high school seniors enrolled in accredited colleges. GPA of at least 3.0.

Money: 250 scholarships awarded ranging from $10,000 to $20,000.

Contact Information: http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 442
Atlanta, GA 30301-0442
Phone: 800-306-2653

 


Paper-Check.Com, LLC. Charles Shafae' Scholarship Fund

Sponsor: Paper-Check.com, LLC.

Eligibility Requirements: The Charles Shafae' Scholarship Fund awards two $500 scholarships each year (one per long semester) to the winners of the Papercheck ESSAY Contest.

The Papercheck Essay Contest is open to students of all majors. To qualify for entry, participants must meet the following criteria:

Money: Two scholarships worth $1,000 each.

Contact Information and more information on requirements: http://www.papercheck.com/ OR http://www.papercheck.com/scholarship.asp

Papercheck
703 Market Street, Suite 2100
San Francisco, CA 94103

 


Sallie Mae Fund Scholarship Program

Sponsor: The Sallie Mae Fund

We have modified this listing a number of times because Sallie Mae has made a number of changes to their website and information over the years.


Over the years, scholarships provided by Sallie Mae seem to come and go. The thing to keep in mind is that apparently Sallie Mae will provide some scholarships, but you need to keep checking their website or organization in some way. As of this writing, the main web page to contact for scholarship information is: https://www.salliemae.com/plan-for-college/scholarships/. This URL seems to change over the years, also.


There have been a couple of things that have continued over the years:

  1. Occasionally, Sallie Mae will provide scholarships, BUT they change.
  2. Sallie Mae has added a free scholarship search service. You need to register.


Please use the following link for current information about Sallie Mae's scholarships: https://www.salliemae.com/plan-for-college/scholarships/.

There is some VERY GOOD information about scholarships and about searching for scholarships at this website. Sallie Mae is a very well-respected educational source.


AnyCollege.com Scholarship

Sponsor: AnyCollege.com

Eligibility Requirements: This one is pretty easy. Basically, fill out a survey and wait to see if your name is drawn. Here is a quote from the website: "Choosing a college is difficult enough without wondering how you're going to pay for it, and AnyCollege.com has set up a fund to award college scholarships for prospective students in order to ease the burden. Simply fill out the short survey below and you will be eligible to win a college scholarship in our next drawing. Scholarships will be awarded through random drawings." ALL students are eligible, U.S. citizen OR non-U.S. citizen. The student can use this money for a college, university, or technical school.

Money: Four scholarships are awarded. Each scholarship is worth $2,000.

Contact Information: http://www.anycollege.com

Anycollege.com
403 Center Avenue, Seventh Floor
Moorhead, MN 56560
Phone: 218-284-9933

 


UNIGO has taken over Campus Discovery Scholarships AND ScholarshipExperts.com so that "In addition to scholarships, you have access to colleges, internships, careers, and a whole lot more -- all with your same login."

Campus Discovery offered a couple of scholarships such as Campus Discovery $5,000 "Value of College" Scholarship AND The Campus Discovery $2,500 "Advice to Your High School Self" Scholarship. Scholarship Experts offered a scholarship search service and a number of their own scholarships, also.

It appears that UNIGO offers these services and much MORE. Visiting their website may well be worth it.

CONTACT: https://www.unigo.com/scholarships

 


Burger King Scholarship

Sponsor: Burger King.

"Created in memory of BURGER KING co-founder James W. McLamore, the BURGER KING Scholars program has awarded more than 17,000 scholarships—$17.6 million—to high school students, BK® employees and their children across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. This spring, thanks to the support of the BK® family and the McLamore Family Foundation, the Foundation awarded 1, scholarships, totaling more than $2.2 million, nearly doubling the number of scholarships granted in 2011. Scholarship grants range from $1,000 to $50,000, are intended to help students offset the cost of attending college or post-seconday vocational/technical school. Recipients are selected based on their grade point average, work experience, extracurricular activities and/or community service.

Applicants must:

Be residents of the United States, Canada, or Puerto Rico.

Be graduating high school seniors (U.S. and Puerto Rico), graduating from grade 12 (Canada) or graduating from home school education in the U.S., Puerto Rico, or Canada.

Plan to enroll at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada, or Puerto Rico.

Money: $1,000 to $50,000.


More information can be located at: http://www.bkmclamorefoundation.org/WhatWeDo/ScholarsProgram

 


The U.S. Department of Education provides funding for several grants. The Pell Grant is one of the most popular grants that many, many students receive year-after-year. However, we need to mention a couple of other grants that may help. PLEASE do NOT underestimate the value of the Pell Grant as well as the following two grants by the Department of Education. Many students will qualify for, at least, some Pell Grant money. Some students will qualify for the maximum amount of Pell Grant money, which is over $5,000.

As of the 2011-2012 school year, the federal government will no longer fund the Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG) or the National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (SMART). These were popular scholarships/grants that were funded for a number of years. There are a few other federal-funded scholarships/grants that will interest a number of people. For more information about the Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), TEACH Grant, and more, PLEASE click on the following link for more information at http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/grants.jsp
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PLEASE visit a College Financial Aid Office for more information about Federal and State college grants, scholarships, and financial aid.

 



Chegg’s $1,000 Monthly Scholarship

Sponsor: Chegg

Chegg is no longer just about renting books. Chegg now includes Zinch and offers a variety of college-related information, INCLUDING scholarships.

Chegg does offer, at least, a $1,000 Monthly Scholarship.

Please go to this website for more information about scholarships:

http://www.chegg.com/scholarships/

 


Admission Hook Scholarship

PLEASE NOTE: This web page seems to come and go. Please keep checking IF the web page does not appear.

Sponsor: First Choice College Placement

Eligibility Requirements: "Any 9th-12th grade high school, college, or graduate student. There are no age limits but you have to be a U.S. citizen or legal resident."

This is an ESSAY contest. MORE requirements are listed on their website.

Money: The award is presented bi-annually. The money varies between $250 and $1,000.

Contact Information as well as topic of the essay and other information can be found at:http://www.admissionhook.com/index.php?page=static_pages&action_page=58

 


U.S. Bank Scholarships

Sponsor: U.S. Bank.

Eligibility Requirements: Apply for this scholarship online. "The program is open to high school seniors and college undergraduates at eligible two and four-year colleges or universities. Winners will be selected at random. There is NO mention of an essay contest.

For the Financial Genius Scholarship contest, you have to "complete all eight Financial Genius education modules."

Money: Five $5,000 scholarships will be awarded.

Contact Information and Rules: http://usbank.com/student-lending/scholarship.html

 


DirectTextbook.com Scholarship Essay Contest

Sponsor: DirectTexbook.com

Eligibility Requirements: Complete a 500-word essay that answers a question. The topic or question for the essay changes each year. This scholarship appears to be for just about anyone, not just high school students.

Money: First place is $3,000. Second place is $1,500. Third place is $250.

Contact Information: http://www.directtextbook.com/scholarship.php

 


Sharps Compliance, Inc Spring Scholarship

Sponsor: Sharps Compliance, Inc.

Eligibility Requirements: "You must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen and have been accepted to or be currently enrolled in an accepted university in healthcare-related studies." Topics for the essay are on the website.

Money: First prize is $1,500. Second prize is $1,000. Third prize is $750.

Contact Information with rules and topics for the essay are at:

http://www.sharpsinc.com/scholarship-program

 


Savvy Saver Scholarship

Sponsor: Vertive, LLC (Publisher of Offers.com)

Eligibility Requirements: Be U.S. Citizen or permanent resident; at least 18 years of age, attending college at an accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university in the U.S.

"Offers.com knows how important it is for college students to keep a close eye on their spending. It's tough to eat Ramen all week so you have enough money to go out on Saturday night. We want students to tell us how they use the Internet to save money on their college expenses. The student with the best essay on the topic will receive a $2,500 scholarship. No purchase is necessary to participate. "

Money: $2,500.

MORE information: http://www.offers.com/scholarship

 


Opportunity to View More Scholarships Like the Ones Listed Above:

YouTube Video:  How to Find College Grants and Scholarships is a short six-minute video that gives you an overall look at where to find college grants and scholarships. If you have no idea on where to start to find financial aid, then this video will give you a good idea on how to go about finding free money in the form of financial aid, grants, and scholarships for college or trade schools for a variety of groups of people such as nursing students, single moms, women, and just about any U.S. Citizen seeking scholarships with the least amount of eligibility requirements.

List of No Essay Scholarships Video is a YouTube Video that gives a brief explanation of scholarships without essays and then provides a list of some actual no essay scholarships. We know that the college scholarship without the essay requirement is a popular, but yet very hard-to-find scholarship. It is very frustating to write essay after essay and not be awarded a scholarship. This video will give information about scholarships without the essay requirement.

 

I think that most people would agree that it takes a LONG time to find scholarships with almost no eligibility requirements like what are listed above. We found that there is NO one source for this type of information. There is an ASTONISHING number of grants and scholarships out there, BUT we found it so FRUSTRATING trying to find those scholarships that had almost no restrictions when it came to eligibility requirements. However, we did find a Kindle eBook that will list about 150 college grants and scholarships with the least amount of eligibility requirements so just about any United States citizen or legal resident can apply for a majority of the scholarships listed.  The title of the Kindle eBook is:

College Grants and Scholarships with the Minimum Amount of Eligibility Requirements

A majority of the scholarships listed require you to write an essay, but there are some scholarships listed that require no essay. Some of the scholarships are just for high school seniors. However, there are quite a few scholarships for students who have been out of high school awhile. There are scholarships for those who are about to attend college or are already in college. A majority of people will be able to apply to a majority of the 150 scholarships on this list of scholarships. 

You do not need to have a Kindle to view the eBook. Amazon.com offers a free download of software that installs on your PC so that you can read the eBook. (Kindle for PC: http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=kcp_pc_mkt_lnd?docId=1000426311)

Normally, we advise you to see if a local library has this eBook. However, we know that eBooks are not a big part of many library’s budget so it is questionable if many libraries purchased this Kindle eBook.  We know how frustrating that it is trying to find scholarships with almost no eligibility requirements and that are "portable", so it is up to you if you want to purchase the eBook. Only you can decide if the low price is worth it.

 

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