The college and financial aid application process can cause burn out, especially if you are a student on a desperate search for scholarships. While you should still go after the scholarships that have complicated application processes and that require writing samples, portfolios and personal statements, there are some easy scholarship applications you may want to complete in your downtime too.
Wells Fargo bank wants your business, and as a way to get your business, they are offering a $1,000 college scholarship contest. You don't have to have a talent or a particularly high GPA to enter. To enter the scholarship sweepstakes, you have to sign up to receive information about financial aid services offered by the bank. The scholarship contest is open to students in secondary or post-secondary schools who are at least 13 years of age.
If you can't answer another scholarship essay prompt, try applying for Zinch's weekly "three sentence" scholarship. Each week Zinch, a college admissions guide and search engine, provides students with a prompt and asks that they answer the prompt in three sentences, or less than 280 words. The deadline for each weekly submission is Monday at noon. The company awards $1,000 per week. The contest is open to people who are registered at the website and are at least 14-years-old.
As a student looking for scholarships, you may have signed up with a number of different search engines. One scholarship search engine, Scholarship.com, has created a way for you to win a $1,000 scholarship simply by referring your friends to the website. You'll receive one entry for every friend or acquaintance the signs up with the website using your referral link. They have to actually sign up for you to be entered, so you will have to put some pressure on them.