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Easy Essay Scholarships 2014

These 10 scholarships only take between from 5 to 30 minutes to complete and might earn you big money for college! Make sure to check each scholarship’s link for eligibility requirements and to access each scholarship’s deadline. Remember tofill out a free College Greenlight profile for access to hundreds of additional scholarship opportunities specially selected for you!

Replace My Contacts Academic Scholarship

This scholarship is for high school seniors and current, full-time college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors in the United States. To apply, applicants must complete a brief survey and then answer one of four given prompts in 500 words or less.


Courage to Grow Scholarship 

This scholarship is for high school juniors, high school seniors, and college students. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must have a 2.5 GPA and be US citizens. One scholarship is awarded each month.


Nicholas A. Virgilio Memorial Haiku Competition

This competition is for students in grades 7 through 12 who are enrolled in school as of September 2014. To enter, applicants must submit up to three haiku poems. All haiku must be previously unpublished, original work, and not entered in any other contest or submitted elsewhere for publication.


Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship

To apply for this scholarship, applicants must submit two small essays, one related to travel, and the other on why they deserve a scholarship.


AFSA High School Senior Scholarship Contest

To apply for this scholarship, applicants must read an essay about automatic fire sprinklers and then take an online test about it. Home school students may apply as long as their course of study is equivalent to that of a senior in high school.


International Teamster Women’s Caucus Scholarship Program

This scholarship is for daughters and sons of active or retired Teamster members who have at least twelve months of consecutive membership in good standing. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be high school seniors who plan to attend an accredited college, university, trade, or business school. To apply for this scholarship, applicants must submit their SAT/ACT scores and an essay on how unions can motivate youth and women to become involved in the union movement.


Conestoga Bank “Future of Banking” Scholarship

This scholarship is for high school seniors and college freshmen. To apply for this scholarship, applicants must submit an essay of 500 words or less addressing an idea about what the future of banking includes.


ERCA Community Contribution Scholarship

This scholarship is for high school students who are legal residents of the United States. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must have recognized a need or problem in their community, have determined a way to address this need or solve the problem, have developed an action plan, and have worked to put the action plan in place so as to address the need or solve the problem. The action plan must be a unique project developed by the student, not a project developed by an established group of which the student is a member.


Potential Magazine Countdown to College Championship 

This scholarship is for college-bound teens. Upon signing up for Potential Magazine’s free weekly eNewsletter, students will be entered to win an $1,000 scholarship.


National Achievement Scholarship Program 

This scholarship is for African American high school students. To apply for this scholarship, applicants must complete the PSAT/NMSQT exam and indicate on the test answer sheet that they wish to compete for the Achievement Scholarship.

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It’s time to kick-off a year new, which means new opportunities galore. In our eyes, that means new and exciting scholarship opportunities for anyone and everyone!

Start the New Year off right by applying for the below 2014 scholarships but – wait – don’t stop there!

Be sure to check out your 2014 scholarship matches for even more opportunities to make this year count.

Here are some great scholarships for 2014 to get you started off on the right foot (and the right financial path) this year:

Teen Video Challenge – $15,000

Deadline: 3/13/14
Ages: High School Freshman to College Freshman

Toyota Teen Driver is awarding a $15,000 Grand Prize to a high school student who submits a short video about safe teen driving. The two runners-up will receive $10,000 and $7,500 respectively.

Plus, the Grand Prize winner will work with a professional film crew to re-shoot their video into a TV-ready PSA and the first runner-up will win a behind-the-scenes trip to a television show!

Top-notch film skills are not needed and smart phone videos are accepted. This program is open to any high school student who is at least 13 years of age.

No minimum GPA.

Get more information on the Teen Video Challenge.
Anthem Essay Contest – $2,000

Deadline: 3/20/14
Ages: 14-16 Years

The Anthem Essay Contest is open to 8th, 9th and 10th grade students.

To be eligible for this award, you must write an essay of no fewer than 600 and no more than 1,200 words on a topic about Ayn Rand’s novelette, “Anthem.”

The winning essay must demonstrate an outstanding grasp of the philosophic meaning of “Anthem.”

Essays are judged on both style and content.

All information necessary to enter the contest is contained on the sponsor’s site.

Get more information on the Anthem Essay Contest.

Noet Humanities Scholarship – $500

Deadline: 4/15/14
Ages: College Freshman to Graduate Year 5

The Noet Humanities Scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are majoring in a humanities field.

You must be currently enrolled in a humanities program and submit your information on the sponsors website i order to qualify for this award.

Get more information on the Noet Humanities Scholarship.

Imagine Cup Games Competition – $50,000

Deadline: 4/30/14
Ages: College Freshman to Graduate Year 5

The Imagine Cup Games Competition is available to students with an interest in video game design.

To enter the contest you, or your team, must submit a desktop or tablet game using Windows, or a mobile game using Windows Phone, or a browser game using Windows Azure.

Games can support multiple languages as long as English is represented and be no bigger than 500MB to be eligible entries.

Get more information on the Imagine Cup Games Competition.

Castle Ink Paperless Scholarship – $1,000

Deadline: 5/1/14
Ages: College Freshman to Graduate Year 5

The Castle Ink Paperless Scholarship is available to entering and current college students.

To be considered, you must submit of picture of something cool that you made out of used printer ink cartridges, laser toner, or your old printer.

You may also apply by submitting a message via social media about recycling and / or how you reduce, reuse, and recycle.

Get more information on the Castle Ink Paperless Scholarship.

DutchCrafters Amish Furniture Heritage Scholarship – $500

Deadline: 5/1/14
Ages: High School Senior to College Senior

The DutchCrafters Amish Furniture Heritage Scholarship is available to high school seniors and undergraduate college students.

You must plan to enroll or be enrolled at an accredited institution for the entire 2014-2015 academic year, be a U.S. citizen or legal resident and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to qualify for this award.

Selection is also based on academic achievement, financial need and completion of an essay on the topic: “How will you draw upon your cultural heritage to shape your vocational aspirations, offer creative value to your future employer and serve your community?”

Get more information on the DutchCrafters Amish Furniture Heritage Scholarship.

$7,500 Financial Education Scholarship

Deadline: 6/19/14
Ages: Max of 26 Years

Run a financial education workshop for your friends and you’ll be entered to win a $7,500 scholarship. 3/4 of teens don’t know enough about personal finances.

Arm your friends with mad money skills by running a workshop to teach them.

Sign up at and we’ll give you three pre-made workshops to choose from.

Everyone who runs a workshop, and tells us about it, will be entered to win a $7,500 scholarship.

No essay or minimum GPA required.

Get more information on the $7,500 Financial Education Scholarship.

4th GotScholarship: $40k Give Away

Deadline: 9/30/14
Ages: Minimum Age of 18

The 4th GotScholarship $40K Give Away is easy and free to enter.

No GPA, no essay and no financial need required. The winner will be chosen from a random drawing.

The $40,000 must be used for educational expenses.

Open to all fields of study.

Get more information on the 4th GotScholarship: $40k Give Away.

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