By Jennifer Nguyen & Kaitlyn Ngo, Staff Writers
As seniors are preparing to apply to their dream schools, many are hesitant as application fees pile up and tuition costs are revealed.
There are multiple resources available to students in order to help them and their families pay for their education such as financial aid and scholarships.
There are an endless amount of scholarships that are available to students without a grade point average (GPA) requirement.
To help our senior Barons, we have compiled a list of several scholarships that are quick and easy.
$2,000 “No Essay” College Scholarship: Simply register for a free Niche account and you are automatically entered in a monthly drawing to win $2000.
$1,000 School Survey Sweepstakes: Review your overall experience at school and take a short survey about the school’s environment in order to be entered in a chance to win $1,000.
Courageous Persuaders Scholarship: Create a 30 second television commercial aimed at educating middle school students about the dangers of underage drinking or texting and driving.
U.S. Bank Scholarship: Apply online by filling out an application and completing online learning modules for a chance to win up to $20,000.
Science Ambassador Scholarship: Submit a 3 minute video clip of yourself talking about any topic in science you are passionate about.
Unigo $10K Scholarship: Receive up $10,000 by writing a tweet in response to being elected president.
Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship: Enter in a chance to receive a $1,000 scholarship by stating the reasons as to why you pledge not to text and drive. The response should be 140 characters or under.
Courage To Grow Scholarship: Explain why you deserve to win this scholarship for a chance to win $500. The winner will be chosen each month, however, you must be a senior or junior in high school with a minimum GPA of 2.5.
Free Speech Scholarship: To be considered, write an 800-1000 word essay regarding the importance of free speech in society and how censorship undermines liberal freedom of speech.
Course Hero Scholarship: Apply by submitting a series of short answers about your personality and interests; each month new winners will be drawn based on the responses.
Applying for scholarships can be a stressful process for seniors but to get more information about college readiness, be sure to talk to a guidance counselor or see Kristi Morrow in the College and Career Center.