Scholarships That Don’t Require a High GPA

on February 17, 2017

A high GPA is not the only thing that can get you a scholarship. A top-notch essay or a flair for the artistic are skills that could also earn you cash for college. Take a look at this list of scholarships that do not depend on academic performance.

The Cappex Easy Money Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship awarded once a month. There are no GPA requirements or essays to write – every Cappex student is eligible for this scholarship. All you need to do is click apply once you’re a registered user. The deadline for this scholarship is the last day of every month.

Artistic students should apply for the Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship Contest. Applicants must submit a photo, artwork, or computer graphic for the front of a greeting card. The scholarship is open to all high school and college students. The award amount for this scholarship is typically $10,000.

College students should check out the Prompt Scholarship. In order to apply for this scholarships, applicants just need to submit a previously written college essay. After submitting their applications, students must get at least one recommendation. The award amount for this scholarship varies between $2,000 and $10,000.

Any students between ages 13 and 25 can apply for the Make a Historical Bookmark Scholarship. Applicants must make a bookmark to that tells a historical story. Upload a picture of your bookmark in the book to enter. Applications are due Feb. 28 and the award amount for this scholarship is $3,000.

Ninth and tenth graders are eligible are eligible for the Ayn Rand "Anthem" Essay Contest. Students must submit an essay on the book "Anthem" by Ayn Rand. Essays will be judged on whether they are clearly written, articulate and logically organized. Winning essays must demonstrate an outstanding grasp of the philosophic meaning of "Anthem."  Applications are due March 29 and the scholarship award amount varies between $30 and $2,000.

High school students should check out the Optimist International Essay Contest. Applicants must contact their local Optimist Club and submit an essay on this year’s topic: "Chasing Optimism in the Face of Challenges." Students must be under the age of 18 as of Oct. 1. The award amount for this scholarship is $2,500 and applications are due Feb.  28.

College-bound high school seniors are eligible for the Spirit of Anne Frank Scholarship Awards. Applicants must have proven themselves as exceptional leaders in their communities, demonstrated by their desire and drive to combat intolerance, prejudice and injustice. It is strongly recommended that students read "The Diary of a Young Girl" by Anne Frank before applying.  The award amount for this scholarship may vary.

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