With the tuition costs of college and university going up and not showing any signs of slowing down, the importance of a scholarship is higher than ever before. While scholarships have always been the saving grace for most financially strapped families who hope to send their children to some form of higher education, the prices they are forced to pay have reached unprecedented levels, often exceeding the annual income for some families. One helpful tool for students are monthly scholarships which are those that allow prospective recipients to apply, and a winner picked, each month. Below are some of the most accessible and popular monthly scholarships available to future or current undergraduates.
1. You Deserve it Scholarship by Scholarship Owl
Scholarship Owl provides one of the simplest monthly scholarships out there, as the requirements to enter this scholarship start and stop by simply creating and submitting your application. That’s it, that’s all you have to do, and your name is registered and eligible. Winners are picked at random each month, with the deadline landing within the second to last or last day of each month. If you miss the deadline for the current month, your application is simply rolled over into next month’s pool. Additionally, winners will also receive a month free of Scholarship Owl’s services.
2. Scholarship Points Scholarship by Scholarshippoints.com
This scholarship chooses winners randomly each quarter of the year. All students have to do is fill out a registration form on Scholarship Point’s website and they will be automatically entered into the $1,000 scholarship drawing.
3. Cappex Easy College Money Scholarship
Cappex’s Easy College Money Scholarship is a monthly scholarship open to US high school students who are going to enroll in a college or university. All students need to do is make a Cappex profile on their website and show proof of their enrollment in a college or university. Students will then be chosen each month for an award of $1,000 to their tuition costs.
6. Be Bold” No-Essay Scholarship
The $10,000 “Be Bold” Scholarship is a no-essay scholarship that will be awarded
the applicant with the boldest profile. The scholarship will be awarded to the student whose profile is most bold, according to these characteristics: earnest, determined and moving.
4. Course Hero $4K and Amazon Sweepstakes
This scholarship is offered by Course Hero and prizes include either a $4,000 scholarship award towards your college or university or a $100 Amazon giftcard. Those qualify you must be age 18 years or older, enrolled or in a college or university, and live in a qualified state. Those states that do not qualify are New York, Florida, and Rhode Island. A winner will be chosen each application period at random.
5. Niche Monthly Scholarship
The Niche Monthly Scholarship is a monthly sweepstakes, with the application deadline falling on the last or second to last day of the month. All high school students planning to attend college or university, and all current undergraduates, are all eligible to submit an entry, and a winner will be picked each month at random to receive the $2,000 scholarship award.
7. Nitro College Parent Scholarship
This scholarship, offered by Nitro College, is a bit different, as it is not prospective undergraduates and current undergraduates who are up for consideration, rather, it is their parents. The only eligibility requirements of the parent is that they have a high school or undergraduate student and are a US citizen. Each applicant must fill out a form, which includes a survey, provided by Nitro College and submit to be considered in each month’s drawing for the $2,000 scholarship award.
8. Nitro College Graduate Scholarship
This is another Nitro College Scholarship and is aimed towards current graduate students. The only eligibility requirements are that you are both a graduate student and a US Citizen or permanent resident. All applicants need to do is submit an online application on Nitro College’s website and their names will automatically be entered into the monthly drawing for the $2,000 scholarship prize.
9. Sallie Mae Plan for College Sweepstakes
This scholarship sweepstakes is provided by Sallie Mae (yeah the same people you’re probably in debt to, go figure) and is to the amount of $1,000. All prospective applicants need is to be a student ages 18 or older, and a US citizen or legal permanent resident and to create and register for a Sallie Mae account (if you don’t have one already). Once that is done you will automatically be eligible for the random monthly drawing.
10. Couragetogrow.com Scholarship
This scholarship, offered by Courage to Grow, is to the amount of $500. Students must be a high school junior or senior or a current undergraduate, a US citizen, and have a GPA of 2.0 or higher. To apply, students must fill out the application form and write a short 250-word essay pertaining to the specific topic of that month’s application. Applications close on the final day of the month and the winner for that month will be announced a week later.
11. Pursue Your Passion Scholarship
This scholarship is open to US students who are 18 or older and are going to receive an undergraduate education. Students must complete a short, roughly 100 word, essay detailing how this scholarship can help them achieve a learning in something they are intrigued or passionate about. Winners will be chosen for the $1,000 scholarship for their accredited college or university.
12. GoCollege Lucky Draw Scholarship
This is a fairly straightforward scholarship offered by GoCollege.com. All they require for applicants to be a US student who will be attending college or university and visit their website to tell them how they can improve it for students like yourself. A winner will be chosen each month for the $250 award.
13. The BG Scholarship
This scholarship is open to both US and international students and is relatively simple. All applicants must do is submit a short 250-word essay detailing why they believe they deserve the scholarship. The award is worth $300, and a winner will be chosen each month of the year.
14. $500 “Go Ennounce Yourself” Scholarship
Provided by GoEnnounce.com, this scholarship is to the amount of $500 and is open to high school students and students of 2- or 4-year colleges/universities who reside in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington DC. Students must create an online profile at their website and submit fun and interesting facts about their university or unique ways in which they spend their time at school, with a winner being chosen each month.
15. Sun Trust Off to College Scholarship
This Scholarship is offered by Sun Trust Bank and is to the amount of $1,000. Applicants must be a high school senior planning to enroll in a college or university or current undergraduate students. They must also be a US citizen who lives in the states of Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, or the District of Columbia. To apply, you simply need to fill out an application form and your name will automatically be submitted for the biweekly drawings.
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