As fall semester nears and colleges begin to send out financial aid packages, many people worry about what the expenses of their upcoming semester may look like. You may be searching for scholarships that are announcing their results soon, in time for you to help pay tuition in the fall. Here’s a list I compiled of scholarships I found that don’t have a lot of requirements regarding GPA or major requirements, so they can be applicable for many people. The deadlines for these scholarships are soon, so keep an eye out! They require short essays, but they’re a small price to pay for the scholarship awards. Additionally, the essays can give you a chance to appeal to the reviewers by showing your personality and help you score a better chance of receiving the scholarship. You can click the links to review additional information and eligibility requirements.
If you’re going to be enrolled full-time in the fall at an accredited institution in the United States, you might want to check this scholarship out. Applicants are asked to write a 1,000-1,500 word essay about “a personal story of the biggest challenge you’ve had to overcome in your life.” The award is $1,000, and the deadline is August 1, 2020. You’ll know if you received it by August 15, 2020.
Just like the previous scholarship, to be eligible, you need to be enrolled full-time in the fall at an accredited institution in the United States. You must write a 700-850 word essay about innovative solutions that can end hunger in the U.S. A benefit to applying to this scholarship is knowing if you ended up being awarded it by August 15, 2020. The deadline is August 1, 2020, and the award is $1,000.
If you are a current full-time student at an accredited two-year or four-year American institution, you can apply! You can choose to write a 300-word essay or one-minute video, answering the prompt: “Helen Keller said, “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.” What does that mean to you?” They also want to see social media being incorporated into your entry, so you can post your essay or video on the social media they have listed. They mention that the traction gained on your post may be used as a deciding factor, so if you’re someone who has connections on social media, this might be for you! The award is $1,500 and the deadline is August 15, 2020. You’ll be notified if you received the award by August 31, 2020.
If you’re at least 18 years old and a current student at an accredited US university or college, you can submit a video or audio of three to five minutes OR submit an essay of at least 800 words explaining one of the following and discussing the effects it had on your life.
- The Law of Attraction
- Having an Attitude of Gratitude
- The Power of Positive Thinking
- Focusing on Things You Can Control
The award is $1,000 and the deadline is August 31, 2020.
If you’re at least 18 years old and a U.S. citizen, U.S. National, or U.S. permanent resident, you are eligible for this scholarship. You must write a 500-1000 word essay about what you would do to improve healthcare. The deadline is August 31, 2020, and the award is $1,000.
This scholarship is for students who are at least 17 years old who are currently in college or plan to start within the next year. You have to write a short,150-word statement on “What is your primary goal for going to school?” The deadline is August 31, 2020, and the award is $1,000.