Scholarships For Any Undergraduate Student

By Sarah Christine Davis on February 22, 2016

“When I was your age, I put my own self through college by waitressing at the local diner.”

“College was expensive, but I made it through by saving up my spare change and working at the deli on the weekends.”

You’ve probably heard plenty of older adults mutter phrases like this. While such accomplishments are to be admired and certainly weren’t a walk in the park to undertake, it’s not that easy these days. For example, tuition at Harvard was 17 times more expensive in 2015 than it was in 1972.

It’s often difficult to find the means to attend college with tuition clearly rising rapidly and exponentially. Frankly, a part-time job isn’t going to cover it. You’re going to have to put in more effort to afford your degree.

Luckily, there are lots of opportunities out there for you to get help. Applying for scholarships is one of the most cost-effective ways you can spend your time — and there are a TON out there.

No matter what your major or your year in school, you have lots of options. Stop scraping change and check out some of them below!

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College JumpStart Scholarship

This merit-based scholarship is open to 10th-12th graders, undergraduate students, and non-traditional students alike. Awards come in amounts of $1,500, $720, or $250. The only thing that applicants must do is submit a personal statement describing either educational goals, how winning the scholarship will help those educational goals, a time when hard work paid off, or how community service or volunteering has been impactful.

You can learn more and apply for this scholarship by following this link. College Scholarship Program

Undergraduate students have the opportunity to receive a $5,000 reward with this scholarship. $1,000 will be rewarded to those who get second through fifth place. Applicants must write an 800-2,000 word essay answering the question, “What measure(s) would you suggest to prevent another housing disaster that would preserve homeownership and ultimately the national economy?”

You can learn more and apply for this scholarship by following this link.

College Prowler “No Essay” Scholarship

Probably one of the easiest scholarships out there, this offer from College Prowler is one that you can’t refuse. This $2,000 “no essay” scholarship is awarded once every month. Winners are drawn at random after entering their basic information, such as name and address.

Although you must reapply every month, the application process is quicker and easier than any other scholarship application process. You can learn more and apply for this scholarship by following this link.

I'm Sarah! I graduated from Florida State University last year (Go Noles! Except for Jameis.). I now live in Raleigh, NC and I’m an editor at a tech startup. I enjoy puns and corny jokes — your dad probably thinks I'm hilarious.

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