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The Comprehensive List of Easy Scholarships (Eligibility Criteria Included)

Scholarships are a great way for you to fund your education for either a portion or all four years of your college adventure. In a world where the average college student graduates $30,000 in debt, it’s so important for scholarship opportunities to be readily accessible.

To help you find the right easy scholarship, we've assembled a comprehensive list of the exclusive easy scholarships available on Bold.org.

Application deadlines and eligibility criteria for each easy scholarship are clearly laid out to make it easy for you to quickly identify the scholarships you should focus on right away. Each scholarship shared below has an upcoming monthly deadline.

Jump ahead to the scholarship list!

What are easy scholarships?

While there are many different types of scholarships available for tuition assistance and general financial aid, none are more convenient, timeless, and stress-free than easy scholarships. Easy scholarships are those that typically:

  • Don't require an essay to apply.
    Easy scholarships also typically don't require any multimedia submissions like images or videos either. All application requirements are easy for you to complete in minutes or even seconds.
  • Have a short and easy application process.
    All of the easy scholarships listed below have 1-click application available once you create your Bold.org account. Once you complete your Bold.org profile, all your application information will be automatically included with your application, saving you from answering the same questions over and over.

Unlike other scholarship websites with easy scholarships, Bold.org allows you to create and personalize your own unique profile to put you in control of winning an award. To win, it’s important that you refine your profile page as much as possible to showcase your achievements for scholarship panels.

The Exclusive List of Easy Scholarships

1. "Be Bold" No-Essay Scholarship

  • Amount: $25,085
  • Eligibility: Any
  • Next Deadline: March 31st, 2021
  • Winners Announced: November 30th, 2021
  • Description: Bold.org is built for students, like you, who are determined to make the climb. The $25,085 “Be Bold” Scholarship will be awarded to the applicant with the boldest profile.

2. Hustle Tech & Business News No-Essay Scholarship

  • Amount: $10,000
  • Eligibility: Any
  • Next Deadline: March 31st, 2021
  • Winners Announced: March 31st, 2021
  • Description: We’ve partnered with the Hustle Daily to create this easy scholarship! Once you apply, you will have access to news that matters with the Hustle Daily newsletter. The Hustle is a favorite amongst students across the country who love streamlined news.

3. Forget Your Student Debt. No-Essay Grant.

  • Amount: $10,000
  • Eligibility: Anyone with student debt
  • Next Deadline: March 31st, 2021
  • Winners Announced: November 1st, 2021
  • Description: This easy scholarship is open to anyone with student debt. Adults who have started their careers and are no longer in school are fully eligible.

4. 1000 Bold Points No-Essay Scholarship

  • Amount: $10,000
  • Eligibility: Any
  • Next Deadline: March 31st, 2021
  • Winners Announced: November 20th, 2021
  • Description: Earn 1000 Bold Points to be eligible for this easy scholarship. The winner of this scholarship will be the person with the Boldest Bold.org Profile, and will win $10,000 toward their education!

5. Smart Borrower No-Essay Scholarship & Loan Forgiveness Grant

  • Amount: $5,000
  • Eligibility: Any
  • Next Deadline: March 31st, 2021
  • Winners Announced: April 30th, 2021
  • Description: We’ve partnered with Credible, to create this no-essay scholarship! Get the best out of Credible to increase your chances of winning and take control of your finances!

6. 500 Bold Points No-Essay Scholarship

  • Amount: $5,000
  • Eligibility: Any
  • Next Deadline: March 31st, 2021
  • Winners Announced: November 30th, 2021
  • Description: Earn 500 Bold Points to be eligible for this easy scholarship. The member with the boldest Bold.org profile will win this scholarship, so be sure to refine your profile as much as possible!

7. Bold.org No-Essay Top Friend Scholarship

  • Amount: $5,000
  • Eligibility: All students invited to join Bold.org
  • Next Deadline: March 31st, 2021
  • Winners Announced: November 18th, 2021
  • Description: Thank your friend for their invitation to you to join Bold.org by applying to this no-essay scholarship! Whoever wins this scholarship will win the cash award as well as an extra 1000 Bold Points for the friend that invited them!

8. Bold.org No-Essay Community Scholarship

  • Amount: $5,000
  • Eligibility: Anyone who invites a friend to join Bold.org
  • Next Deadline: March 31st, 2021
  • Winners Announced: November 19th, 2021
  • Description: This no-essay scholarship will be awarded to someone who values and cherishes a strong sense of community. Invite your friends and family to join Bold.org in order to apply!

9. 400 Bold Points No-Essay Scholarship

  • Amount: $4,000
  • Eligibility: Any
  • Next Deadline: March 31st, 2021
  • Winners Announced: November 17th, 2021
  • Description: Earn 400 Bold Points to be eligible for this easy scholarship. The student with the boldest Bold.org profile will win this scholarship, so be sure to refine your profile as much as possible!

10. 300 Bold Points No-Essay Scholarship

  • Amount: $3,000
  • Eligibility: Any
  • Next Deadline: March 31st, 2021
  • Winners Announced: November 13th, 2021
  • Description: Earn 300 Bold Points to be eligible for this easy scholarship. The student with the boldest Bold.org profile will win this scholarship, so be sure to refine your profile as much as possible!

11. 200 Bold Points No-Essay Scholarship

  • Amount: $2,000
  • Eligibility: Any
  • Next Deadline: March 31, 2021
  • Winners Announced: November 10, 2021
  • Description: Earn 200 Bold Points to be eligible for this easy scholarship. The student with the boldest Bold.org profile will win this scholarship, so be sure to refine your profile as much as possible!

12. 100 Bold Points No-Essay Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Eligibility: Any
  • Next Deadline: March 31, 2021
  • Winners Announced: November 6, 2021
  • Description: Earn 100 Bold Points to be eligible for this scholarship that awards the student with the Boldest Bold.org Profile! Bee sure to refine your profile as much as possible!

13. WayUp $1,000 Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Eligibility: Any
  • Next Deadline: June 1st, 2021
  • Winners Announced: June 27th, 2021
  • Description: Diversity and inclusion in all aspects of life are essential for our society to function efficiently. This no-essay scholarship will support students who cherish and prioritize perspectives shared and voices heard.

14. Conscious Consumer Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Eligibility: Any
  • Next Deadline: March 31st, 2021
  • Winners Announced: November 23rd, 2021
  • Description: Building financial literacy skills and looking to be more conscious of financial habits is important, especially for students about to enter the professional world. Applicants who display distinct financial consciousness will have a better chance of winning this scholarship!

15. Penny Hoarder Smart Money No-Essay Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Eligibility: Any
  • Next Deadline: March 31st, 2021
  • Winners Announced: May 31st, 2021
  • Description: We’ve partnered with Penny Hoarder to offer this exclusive no-essay scholarship! After applying, you will have access to Penny Hoarder’s Daily Newsletter to receive the best financial tips, innovative money management strategies, and key practices.

16. Survey Junkie Brand Influencer No-Essay Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Eligibility: Any
  • Next Deadline: March 31st, 2021
  • Winners Announced: May 1st, 2021
  • Description: We’ve partnered with Survey Junkie to create this exclusive scholarship for all students who want to change the products of tomorrow, today. This easy scholarship will help prospective global influencers master their craft and shape the future of products.

17. Newsette No-Essay Leadership Scholarship for Women

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Eligibility: High School, Undergraduate, and Graduate Women
  • Next Deadline: March 31st, 2021
  • Winners Announced: June 1st, 2021
  • Description: This scholarship celebrates all women, from dynamic female founders to the next generation of ambitious women building their dream careers. By applying, you will be subscribed to the Newsette Daily Newsletter and will receive the best fashion, career, and wellness tips to start your days!

18. Daily Upside Business News Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Eligibility: MBA students
  • Next Deadline: March 31st, 2021
  • Winners Announced: March 1, 2022
  • Description: This scholarship is for the applicants currently pursuing their MBA. Get the most out of the Daily upside to win this easy scholarship!

19. CollegeXpress No-Essay Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Eligibility: High School
  • Next Deadline: March 31st, 2021
  • Winners Announced: April 1st, 2021
  • Description: We’ve partnered with CollegeXpress to create this exclusive scholarship for high school students who are interested in college resources. Once applying to this no-essay scholarship, you will receive college rankings based on various criteria, standardized test resources & tips, as well as other resources for high schoolers preparing for college!

20. Cappex No-Essay Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Eligibility: High School
  • Next Deadline: March 31st, 2021
  • Winners Announced: April 30th, 2021
  • Description: We’ve partnered with Cappex to create this exclusive easy scholarship for high school students who are interested in college resources. Once you apply, you will also receive recommendations for career paths that suit your personality & interests, a personalized college search, your chances of getting into any college, and other resources for high schoolers preparing for their college journey!

21. WayUp Dream Job No-Essay Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Eligibility: Undergraduate, Graduate
  • Next Deadline: March 31st, 2021
  • Winners Announced: May 1st, 2021
  • Description: To help you get off to the right start in your dream job and career, we’ve partnered with WayUp to create this no-essay scholarship. By applying, you’ll gain free access to jobs and internships in your field of study, employers, and real-time status updates on your job application!

22. LeverEdge Better Rates No-Essay Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Eligibility: Undergraduate, Graduate
  • Next Deadline: March 31, 2021
  • Winners Announced: May 1, 2021
  • Description: To help you get set up for success, we’ve partnered with LeverEdge to create this easy scholarship. By applying to this scholarship, you’ll gain access to future loan options from LeverEdge, at far below market rates!

23. WayUp $1,000 Aspiring Accountant Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Eligibility: Undergraduate, Graduate
  • Next Deadline: June 1st, 2021
  • Winners Announced: June 21st, 2021
  • Description: We’ve partnered with WayUp to provide this exclusive easy scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded to one person pursuing a degree in accounting or a recent graduate who hopes to begin an accounting career!

24. FieldLevel 
Athletic Recruiting No-Essay Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Eligibility: High School
  • Next Deadline: March 31, 2021
  • Winners Announced: May 1, 2021
  • Description: We’ve partnered with FieldLevel to create this no-essay scholarship for high school athletes who have the goal of getting recruited to play in college or the pros. Over 80,000 student-athletes have committed to colleges on FieldLevel!

25. Next College Student Athlete No-Essay Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Eligibility: High School
  • Next Deadline: March 31st, 2021
  • Winners Announced: October 1st, 2021
  • Description: This exclusive no-essay scholarship is for high school athletes aiming to compete at the next level. Once applying, you’ll have immediate access to NCSA, helping you get recruited by college coaches!

26. Nitro Pay For College No-Essay Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Eligibility: Any
  • Next Deadline: March 31st, 2021
  • Winners Announced: September 30th, 2021
  • Description: This exclusive no-essay scholarship is for anyone thinking about how to pay for college. Once applying, you’ll have automatic access to Nitro, setting you up for success in funding your education in the most effective way possible!

27. Christian Colleges No-Essay Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Eligibility: High School
  • Next Deadline: March 31st, 2021
  • Winners Announced: March 1st, 2022
  • Description: We've partnered with Christian Connector to create this exclusive no-essay scholarship for high school students who are interested in Christian schools. Once you apply, you will receive a list of Christian universities with your desired major, free resources for additional Christian scholarships, Christian mission opportunities, and more helpful info for your Christian Colleges admissions journey!

28. National Healthcare Heroes Grant for Nurses

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Eligibility: Undergraduate, Graduate
  • Next Deadline: May 1st, 2021
  • Winners Announced: June 1st, 2021
  • Description: This easy scholarship will go to an aspiring or current nurse to aid with the cost of their tuition or existing loans. Current nursing students, recent nursing graduates, or aspiring nursing students are all eligible to apply!

29. Drop Automatic Rewards No-Essay Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Eligibility: Any
  • Next Deadline: March 31st, 2021
  • Winners Announced: October 1st, 2021
  • Description: We’ve partnered with Drop to provide this exclusive no-essay scholarship to all students! Download the Drop mobile app, create an account, connect your credit card, and collect the most savings to win!

30. WiseGeek Disability Scholarship

  • Amount: $500
  • Eligibility: Anyone with a disability
  • Next Deadline: August 2nd, 2021
  • Winners Announced: August 23rd, 2021
  • Description: Though millions suffer from various disabilities, many never let their setbacks define who they are. In an effort to support those who don't let their disability define them, this exclusive no-essay scholarship will support someone with a disability who also has large ambitions for their life!

31. Bold Moments No-Essay Scholarship

  • Amount: $500
  • Eligibility: Any
  • Next Deadline: March 31, 2021
  • Winners Announced: July 1, 2021
  • Description: Share some of your most boldest personal tales with the Bold Moments No-Essay Scholarship! The winner of this no-essay scholarship will be the student with the boldest, outstanding, and peculiar photo and story to go along with it.

32. WiseGeek Entrepreneurship Matters Scholarship

  • Amount: $500
  • Eligibility: Any
  • Next Deadline: May 1st, 2021
  • Winners Announced: May 21st, 2021
  • Description: We’ve partnered with WiseGeek to provide this exclusive easy scholarship. The scholarship is designed to support the vision and journey of one incredibly determined and impactful entrepreneur!

33. "Cooking with Gas" Culinary Scholarship

  • Amount: $500
  • Eligibility: High School, Undergraduate
  • Next Deadline: June 1st, 2021
  • Winners Announced: June 30th, 2021
  • Description: This exclusive easy scholarship is for the chefs! The scholarship will support the culinary career of one budding chef who is passionate about food prep/cooking and is looking to take their culinary career to the next level!

34. WiseGeek Lifelong Learners No-Essay Grant

  • Amount: $500
  • Eligibility: Any
  • Next Deadline: April 30th, 2021
  • Winners Announced: May 31st, 2021
  • Description: We’ve partnered with WiseGeek to provide this exclusive easy scholarship. This grant will be awarded to a WiseGeek reader who is curious about the world, across a diversity of topics and interest areas!

35. Coding For Minorities Scholarship

  • Amount: $500
  • Eligibility: High School and Undergraduate minorities
  • Next Deadline: July 1st, 2021
  • Winners Announced: July 31st, 2021
  • Description: This easy scholarship will support minority students who have a passion for expressing themselves through computer science and coding. Express your deep passion and experience in coding on your profile to increase your chances of winning!

36. WiseGeek LGBTQ+ Awareness Scholarship

  • Amount: $500
  • Eligibility: Any
  • Next Deadline: July 1st, 2021
  • Winners Announced: July 31st, 2021
  • Description: We’ve partnered with WiseGeek to provide this exclusive easy scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded to one member who identifies with the LGBTQ+ community and wants to change the world for the better!

37. RippleMatch Club Partner Scholarship

  • Amount: $500
  • Eligibility: Undergraduate, Graduate
  • Next Deadline: March 30th, 2021
  • Winners Announced: April 30th, 2021
  • Description: This no-essay scholarship will empower diverse students by equipping our club partners with career resources and providing access to more career opportunities. This scholarship will be awarded to a person who truly wants to make a difference!

38. WiseGeek Recent Immigrants Scholarship

  • Amount: $500
  • Eligibility: Any recent immigrants
  • Next Deadline: September 1st, 2021
  • Winners Announced: September 21st, 2021
  • Description: We’ve partnered with WiseGeek to provide this exclusive easy scholarship. The scholarship is designed to support recent immigrants who have big aspirations for their new life in the US!

Why are easy scholarships important?

Higher education is the driving force for social mobility for households across the country. On average, those who receive their bachelor’s degree earn more annually than those who only complete their high school diploma. While opportunities in higher education often pay dividends down the road in blossoming careers, they can also plunge students into staggering debt. In fact, compared to those who only receive their bachelor’s degree, grad school students take on an additional $54,000 of debt!

People deserve to use their education to propel themselves toward their dreams without utilizing student loans and falling victim to the debt crisis that plagues the US today.

Why easy scholarships?

Today, a lot is expected of prospective and current college students. Showing academic excellence, extra-curricular participation, and volunteer experience still sometimes isn’t enough when colleges are considering applicants. These activities are usually incredibly time-consuming and can, unfortunately, weigh heavily on your mental health, as stress and anxiety are rampant in academic settings. As a result, many high school and college students find it difficult to carve out time to submit regular scholarship applications with well-written essays.

Most scholarship programs have application processes that aren't exactly time-friendly. Easy scholarships give you the chance to submit stress-free scholarship applications in just a few minutes. They're a very small investment that in the end, could earn you free and easy scholarship money toward your education. Every scholarship in this easy scholarship list is exclusive to Bold.org and can be applied to in just 1 click with your profile. They all have upcoming deadlines, so pick an easy scholarship and get started now!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Even though easy scholarships provide stress-free scholarship applications for students, discussing scholarships can still be stressful with many floating questions without the right answers. Below, we will answer some of your most common questions in hopes that you will understand more about easy scholarships and how they work.

Aren’t easy scholarships just a raffle?

Oftentimes, easy scholarships can be a raffle, so you should look for cases where you have more control over the outcome of the award. Our no-essay scholarships are less repetitive and not so much of a lottery, but are very quick and easy scholarship options.

To increase the chances of winning these scholarships, you have the option and are encouraged to refine your profile to the best of your ability to show the panel that you are serious about your academics and receiving the award to fund your education. By adding more to your profile, the panel is able to understand more about you as a person and a student, which personalizes their choice and can swing the decision in your favor.

What’s the deal with easy scholarship application deadlines?

Some of our easy scholarships have rolling monthly application deadlines that reward students who seize the day and are bold enough to apply early. The earlier you apply to these scholarships, the more likely you are to win them! To see when easy scholarships will be awarded, check out the award dates on the scholarship's page.

When should I start applying for easy scholarships?

The biggest issue with scholarship opportunities today is that high school and college students often either think it is too early, or too late to submit tan applica for scholarships. The reality of the matter is that you should start applying as soon or as late you possibly can! There are scholarships available for high school, undergrad, grad school students, and adult learners, so we recommend anyone looking to fund their education to start applying for easy scholarships! Some students that use Bold.org are even retired but want to go back to school to either receive a degree or complete courses toward a specific trade. There really aren’t any limitations for who can apply for scholarships and when!

I am an international student. May I still apply for easy scholarships?

It’s not hard to see why everyone wants easy scholarships, but there are some limitations. Currently, all of our scholarship offerings are available to those studying in the United States. If you live internationally but attend a US-based school, you are eligible to apply!

The scholarship world can often be daunting, so our easy scholarships are here to make it a little bit easier for you to feel satisfied with your scholarship applications.

Feel free to email contact@bold.org if you have any questions we haven’t answered!