Nothing can ever replace the memories that you have. No matter how much money, or how famous, or how glamorous you are, it wouldn’t be that great if you didn’t have friends or a family. I would never trade them in for anything. I would like to be rich, have pretty shoes, expensive purses, own a ton of make-up, and have a whole closet full of clothes. But my family and my friends are much more important. They don’t even care about what I look like or what I wear. I could come to school in pajamas or wake up looking like a freak, and it wouldn’t matter.
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
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.
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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.
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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.
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 . No scholarship essay or purchase is necessary.
Student Insights will award the following prizes:
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.”
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.
When I came to the University of Illinois, along with twenty some others from my high school, I pressed saved on my slide show of high school memories and began my college career.
A Power Point slide show presentation runs through my mind with fond memories of football games, homecoming dances, and school plays all set to the tune of my high school’s fight song being played by the marching band.
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.