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Scholarships without Essays and No Essay Contests

We have heard the requests for a list of scholarships without essays. We know that scholarships with no essay requirement would be great. However, the scholarship with no essay is a hard-to-find scholarship. There are plenty of scholarship essay contests. It can be SO VERY FRUSTRATING to write scholarship essay after essay and then be denied ANY scholarship. We would like to see more scholarships that would somehow award the money based on some other requirement than an essay.  However, it seems that a majority of college grants and scholarships require some type of essay. It is understandable how the sponsors of college scholarships for students would want to know more about the applicant through the use of an essay. After all, the sponsors want to know if the applicant has the ability to take that money and succeed.

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, traditional students, non-traditional students, and just about any U.S. Citizen seeking scholarships with the least amount of eligibility requirements.

We continue to research college grants and scholarships. When we find a no essay scholarship, we will add it to the list. We know that there are plenty of scholarship essay contests, but hardly any "no essay contests." However, for now, here is a short list of college scholarships where no essay is required.

 

NextStepU Win Free Tuition Scholarship (NO ESSAY)

NextStepU offers two different main scholarships. One requires an essay, but this one does not.

“All students who register on NextStepU.com during an eligible drawing period and opt in to Win Free Tuition will qualify.”

Scholarship award for this NO ESSAY scholarship: One $2,500 scholarship will be awarded.

Contact: http://www.nextstepu.com/nextstepu-scholarships/

 

 

HeadSetPlus.com Scholarship Annual College Scholarship

Sponsor: HeadSetPlus.com

Eligibility: High school senior entering college, current college students, or graduate. School. Student must have maintained at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must be at least 16 years of age. Applicants must be legal residents or citizen of the United States. “Create a short YouTube video about yourself, your past achievements and how you can help shape the world around you, why college education is important, and tell us what motivates you? Give us examples what you have achieved in school and outside of school.”

Money: $1,000.

Contact: http://headsetplus.com/newsdesk95/newsdesk_info.html

 

 

Zumper Apartments Search Scholarship (TWICE A YEAR)

There is a little bit of writing to be done, but it is so close to NOT being part of an essay contest that we have to include this scholarship on this list.

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

 

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

 

Student-View Scholarship

Sponsor: Student Insights

Eligibility Requirements: This contest is open to high school seniors residing in all U.S. states, except Wyoming, Alaska, and Hawaii, and planning to attend college or career school after completing high school.”

“To enter the contest, entrants must complete and submit the application survey found at www.student-view.com. No scholarship essay or purchase is necessary.
Student Insights will award the following prizes:

Contact Information: http://www.student-view.com/

 

Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes

Sponsor: SunTrust Bank 

Eligibility Requirements: Available for high schools students planning to enroll in college and to students already in college and expecting to be there in fall.  This is good for accredited colleges and trade schools. By all that we can tell, no scholarship essay is required. It sounds like the inner is picked from a drawing.

Money: Multiple scholarships worth $1,000 will be awarded.

Contact Information: http://www.suntrusteducation.com/sweeps/default.asp

 

 

Chegg's $1,000 Weekly Scholarship (Practically, no scholarship essay)

Sponsor: Chegg.

Chegg has now become MORE than just a company that rents textbooks. It appears that Chegg has acquired Zinch and now provides all kinds of college-related information, including scholarships. It appears that some of the scholarships funded by Zinch and Chegg are available, still.

For a while, Chegg continued the weekly contests but scholarship contests have a tendency to change. Following is the description of the OLD Zinch scholarship contest.

PLEASE visit Chegg and discover the many different and changing scholarships that Chegg now offers or will list.

Eligibility Requirements: All U.S. high school and college students are eligible.

Money: According to the website, SUPPOSEDLY Zinch gives away $1,000 a week.

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW: Each week, Zinch will post a question at www.zinch.com/scholarships/weekly
and give entrants up to 280 characters to answer the question.  Zinch will pick one winner with the best answer from among all entrants. Winners of the Zinch $1000 Weekly Scholarship, or individuals who referred such winners to Zinch, are not eligible to receive any matching funds from Zinch under any Zinch matching program.” This is, practically, a scholarship without an essay. Basically, just answer a question.

Please visit the website at http://www.zinch.com/scholarships/weekly

http://www.chegg.com/scholarships/Weekly-Three-Sentence-Essay-Scholarship?zinch=1

 

 

NICHE.com Scholarships

Sponsor: NICHE

For a few years, we have listed College Prowler as a source for about four scholarships.We see that the name of the company has kind of changed and the format of the scholarships/website has changed. The URL has changed, also. This is a good example of how difficult it is to track these scholarships. All too often, there is a lot of change.

NICHE is the new name and will fund a number of scholarships, as well as provide a search service for scholarships. NICHE has continued the $2,000 NO ESSAY contest.

Here are some links that you can continue to try to use.

About the company/organization: https://niche.com/about/company/

https://colleges.niche.com/scholarships/ is a link to Niche scholarships and other scholarships.

It appears that, at least, the $2,000 "No Essay" scholarship is still available.


$2,000 “NO ESSAY” MONTHLY Scholarship is open to all current students and those planning to enroll within 12 months.

https://colleges.niche.com/scholarship/apply.aspx?source=cp




The AFSA Scholarship Contest

Sponsor: American Fire Sprinkler Association

Okay, I admit that the application for this scholarship may be “different” but it is a pretty easy way to qualify for a scholarship. I am not going to get into all the details of this contest but let me give you a brief summary. You read the “Fire Sprinkler Essay” at the website. You answer some questions. “For each question answered correctly, students will receive one (1) entry into a drawing for one of ten $2,000 scholarships. A total of ten (10) entries into the drawing is possible if the student answers all ten questions correctly.”

There are two main scholarships. One is the High School Senior Scholarship Contest where ten scholarships worth $2,000 each are awarded to high school seniors. The other scholarship is called the Second Chance Scholarship Contest. This is open to anyone “who has graduated high school or equivalency and wants to pursue a college degree or trade school education.”  A total of five scholarships are awarded and each scholarship is worth $1,000.

Contact Information: Please visit the website to review all the information for both scholarships. https://www.afsascholarship.org/

American Fire Sprinkler Association
12750 Merit Drive, Suite 350
Dallas, TX 75251

 


Dave’s Bike Site Scholarship (Video Contest)

Sponsor: Dave’s Bike Site

Eligibility Requirements: Go to website to view requirements. Basically, you create video about your favorite memories with a bicycle. There is more to it, though.
International students are welcome to apply, however, we can ONLY mail the Award to a school address inside the UNITED STATES, on a military base, or on US territories.

This scholarship is sponsored by davescheapbikes.com
101 W 29th St, STE G142, Pittsburg, Ks 66762
417-209-0105


Money: $1,000.

Please go to http://www.davescheapbikes.com/scholarship for MORE information.

 

 

Dogs by Nina $1,000 “Show and Tell” Scholarship (Video Contest)

Sponsor: Dogsbynina.com

Eligibility Requirements: The requirements are very similar to the requirements listed for the Dave’s Bike Site Scholarship. The big difference is that you create a video where you tell people about your favorite pet memories.
International students are welcome to apply, however, we can ONLY mail the Award to a school address inside the UNITED STATES, on a military base, or on US territories.

This scholarship is sponsored by dogsbynina.com.
101 W 29th St, STE G142, Pittsburg, Ks 66762
816-282-6561

Money: $1,000.

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

 

Pelican Water Systems Scholarship (Bi-annual) (NO Essay Contest)

Sponsor: Pelican Water Systems

Eligibility Requirements: High School or college student.
Upload a photo on Instagram using the hashtag #pelicanwatersmart. Tag @pelicanwatersystems in the caption of the photo. Include a 1-2 sentence caption answering the question listed at the website.


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

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

Common Knowledge Scholarship

Sponsor: Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation

Eligibility Requirements:  “CKSF offers a wide variety of scholarship quizzes throughout the year for U.S. high school, college, and graduate students. We even have some scholarships that parents can win for their children.” CKSF Scholarship Facts: All U.S. high school, college, and graduate students are eligible (parents can compete, too). Scholarship competitions consist of one or more quizzes with topics ranging from general "common knowledge" to specific academic subjects, books, websites, and even movies. Current and upcoming scholarship quizzes will appear in your account once you register. Scores are based on a combination of time and accuracy. Results are always accessible from our homepage. Students with the highest scores at the end of each competition win.

Money: Award amounts range from $250 to $2,500. CKSF scholarship awards may be used at any post-secondary school in the U.S.


Contact Information for more information:  http://www.cksf.org/default.cfm




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.


For a number of 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/.


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.
  3. Some of the scholarships listed by Sallie Mae have had almost no requirements, including NO ESSAY. You need to keep checking the website.


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

 

 

Stay Safe on the Internet Scholarship

Sponsor: Frontierbundles.com

Eligibility Requirements: NO Essay is required. Design a poster-style image that encourages your fellow students to "Stay safe online. You can create the poster in any medium you see fit from photography to hand-drawn art - just make sure it is engaging and creative. Submit a PDF or .jpeg file that is up to 2 MB in size.”  Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States. High school seniors and college students can apply.

Money: $1,000.

PLEASE visit their website for MORE information: http://frontierbundles.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. Some of these scholarships, such as the "Tuition Won't Stop Me Scholarship" might have NO ESSAY requirement.

The scholarships and financial awards vary.

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

 

 

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

 

 

Scholarships for Moms: We were hesitant to list this specific scholarship for a while because we just did not know if it was legitimate. However, this scholarship has been around a while so we decided to list this scholarship for mothers, single or married.

"Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and must be permanent residents of the United States. You agree that you are currently enrolled, or will be enrolled within the next 3 months, in a college or university in the United States. Applicants for the scholarships4moms.net promotion must be a parent to one or more children. You may also be expecting one or more children at the time of entry. Documentation of requirements must be produced upon request." Apparently there is NO scholarship essay so the winner is picked through a random drawing. The award is for ten thousand dollars. More information is located at http://scholarships4moms.net/scholarship-application-for-moms.

Scholarships for Moms provides a Scholarship for Dads. The eligibility requirements for Scholarships for Dads are practically the same as for Scholarships for Moms, EXCEPT that you have to be a DAD. More information about this single parent scholarship can be located at http://scholarships4dads.com/.

Sponsor for both scholarships is Free College Scholarship, LLC.

Money: $10,000 for each scholarship.

 

The Beliz Law Firm Video Essay Scholarship Contest

Please visit the website for more details about this scholarship contest. The topic of the video can change from year to year.

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

Money:
$500.

Contact:

http://www.belizlaw.com

https://www.belizlaw.com/community/scholarship/

 

 

Do Something.org Scholarships

Sponsor: Dosomething.org.

Basically, you earn the right win a scholarship by volunteering to do something through community service. There are different “campaigns” that offer a variety of money. There is a lot of money to be awarded. PLEASE visit the website for MORE information. Applicants must be 26 years old or younger. This is for U.S. and Canadian citizens. A random drawing is part of the selection process.

Money: varies but many scholarships are worth $5,000.

Contact: https://www.dosomething.org/us/about/easy-scholarships

 

 

Studentscholarships.org 10 Words or Less Scholarship

Sponsor: studentscholarships.org.

Eligibility: Anyone who is between the ages of 14-25 who will be attending school in the Fall. Submit answers to the essay question. This particular scholarship wants you to answer in TEN (10) words or less, why you deserve the $500 scholarship.

Money: $500.

Contact: https://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/10258/10_words_or_less_scholarship_scholarship.php

 

 

Broadcasting Your Aspirations Scholarship

Sponsor: Direct TV

This information is a little OLD, but Direct TV is known for offering scholarships so we will keep this on the list for now. Please contact their website for more information.

Eligibility Requirements:

WE ARE HESITANT to put this listing on this NO ESSAYS web page because you have to create a blog, which can be considered by many to be another form of essay. HOWEVER, some people may prefer writing a blog and the chances that they may have trying to win this particular scholarship.

"All applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents of the United States."

"All applicants must be either: (1) a high school or home school senior graduating or earning a GED between August 1, 2013, and June 1, 2014, who will enroll as a freshman at a two-year or four-year college or university in fall 2014, or (2) a student enrolled during the 2013-14 academic year on a full-time basis and in good academic standing at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university or in an accredited graduate school program."

1. "Write a 500-1000 word blog post about some way television has influenced your post-graduate career aspirations. It can be about a show, a character, a news anchor, technology—anything!

2. Once you've written your post and it's up on your blog, come here and fill out the form below. Share your blog with others and we'll share the winners on getdirecttv.org too!

3. Share your post with others! We believe the power of technology lies in its reach. The best blogs are those that are shared and spread."

MONEY: $2,500.

PLEASE contact the following website for MORE information. There is MORE informaton: http://www.getdirecttv.org/tv-scholarship/

 

 

Caring.com Student-Caregiver Annual Scholarship

Sponsor: Caring.com.

Eligibility: For students attending a U.S. university or college who have been caring for an older relative while attending school. Includes current high school students who are matriculating in January 2016 and have been involved in caregiving during high school and intend to continue while attending college. Topic of the ESSAY is located at their website. APPARENTLY: A two-minute video is an alternative to the essay.

Money: “Caring.com is offering three $1,500 scholarships to university students attending an accredited U.S. college or university who care for aging relatives.”

Contact: https://www.caring.com/scholarship

 

Dietspotlight.com Scholarship. (Essay Contest AND a Film Contest)

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.

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.

IF essays are not in your interest, then maybe their Film Contest would be something that you would be interested in. Please visit their website for much more information.

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/

 


 

 

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