Students often have so many tasks in front of them that the thought of applying to boring scholarships is not appealing. That leads many students to avoid searching for and applying to scholarships. If this sounds like you, it is time to stop procrastinating! Try to ease your way into the scholarship search by applying to a fun scholarship. These fun scholarships are less tedious in terms of the amount of paperwork required, have a unique or fun spin to the application process, or are fun in some other way. See below for a number of fun scholarships:
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$2,000 Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Scholarship: Want to play a game on your iPhone and get free money? If so, this scholarship is for you! After playing a game, you have to share it with three friends via text message. Students who participate are entered to win $2,000. Along the way, students will learn about desegregation of schools during the civil rights movement. Students must be between the ages of 13-25 and can play the game and enter to win the scholarship as many times as they want. Additional information can be found at this website: http://hbcuconnect.com/scholarships/3061/play-a-choose-your-own-adventure-on-your-phone-scholarship#sthash.2Mhvsgz3.dpbs.
Zinch/Chegg Three Sentence Essay: This scholarship is worth $1,000 and all you have to do is write a few sentences about the weekly prompt. Students who attend any high school or college in the U.S. are eligible to win. Topics change weekly and students can enter as many times as they would like. Additional information about the award, as well as the current prompt, can be found at this link: http://www.chegg.com/scholarships/Weekly-Three-Sentence-Essay-Scholarship.
Common Knowledge Scholarship: Students can earn anywhere between $250-$2,500 through this award. In order to apply, students spend a couple minutes creating a free account. It is open to any college or high school student. After creating a free account, students take various quizzes. The quizzes have questions that were created using a pool of topics that are considered common knowledge (i.e., history, literature, movies, etc.) among all students. This scholarship is definitely a draw for students who are trivia lovers! Winners are chosen based on a combination quickest response time and the most correct answers. Students can begin playing by signing up at the following website: http://www.cksf.org.
Make Me Laugh Scholarship: This scholarship is perfect for those class clowns out there! The scholarship provides $1,500 to help students fund their education. In order to apply, applicants must create a story that will have the judges rolling on the floor with laughter. The story can be based on truth or fiction. Students must be at least 13 years of age to apply and all applications must be received prior to the application deadline. Additional information can be found at this website: https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/make-me-laugh-scholarship.
Stuck at the Prom Scholarship: This award is provided through Duck Brand Duct Tape. In order to be eligible, high school students must make their prom clothing out of Duct tape and take pictures of themselves wearing it to prom. Winners are selected based on the number of votes they receive after posting their pictures online. Up to $5,000 in scholarship money is available for students who compete. Students can also see pictures of previous winners on the website. This scholarship allows students to use their creative fashion skills in order to get some quick cash for college! Additional information about the award and photos of previous winners can be seen here: http://stuckatprom.com.