No Essay Scholarships & Grants List 2022
Below is a list of college scholarships that do not require an essay to obtain, with a few words on what criteria are used to determine scholarship recipients. We have split them into nationwide scholarships and state-specific scholarships.
National No Essay Scholarships/Sweepstakes
Note that the “scholarships” below are really just sweepstakes that have almost no criteria for entering, and very often require you to register with a website where your personal information may be used for marketing purposes.
- Access Scholarships $1000 No Essay Scholarship – Gives out one $1000 scholarship/prize per calendar quarter. Note that by entering the scholarship sweepstakes, you are giving this site permission to contact you with “special promotions or offers.”
- AFSA (American Fire Sprinkler Association) Scholarships – No essay scholarships/sweepstakes that function mainly as a vehicle to promote automatic fire sprinklers.
- Cappex Easy Money Scholarship – Monthly $1000 scholarships are essentially just a sweepstakes for students who register with the site.
- ChristianConnector $2500 Scholarship Sweepstakes – No-essay scholarship/sweepstakes for people that sign up and agree to receive information from Christian colleges.
- College Xpress $10,000 Scholarship – No essay scholarship is essentially just a sweepstakes for those who register with the site. One winner per year.
- DoSomething.org Scholarships – These scholarships/sweepstakes are indeed no-essay, but you will need to “do something” to enter, usually a fairly easy community service activity.
- NextStepU.com Scholarships – Offers multiple no-essay scholarships/sweepstakes for those who register with the site.
- Niche.com No Essay Scholarships – Multiple sweepstakes that allows students (or really almost anyone) to enter and win the “scholarship.”
- Nitro College Scholarship – No-essay scholarship/sweepstakes offers prizes of approximately $2000 to random winners who’ve fill out a form at the site.
- Sallie Mae Monthly $1000 Scholarship Sweepstakes – Each month one person who has registered with the Sallie Mae college planning site will win $1000.
- ScholarshipOwl $1000 Scholarship – When you register with this site you are entered into their scholarship sweepstakes that requires no essay or further effort. Last we looked, the monthly scholarship/prize was $7000. Be careful when you enter or you will be put on their list to be texted and called by them and their marketing partners.
- ScholarshipPoints / Edvisors – Completely random scholarship program is really a sweepstakes open to anyone. At last check they were offering $10,000 and $1,000 scholarships via random drawing. By entering the drawing, you are allowing Edvisors and its partners to contact you about offers/promotions.
- Student View Scholarships – This higher education market research firm gives out (at random) a number of scholarships, ranging from $500 to $5000. Students must fill out online survey but no essay is required to enter.
- US Bank Student Union Scholarships – No essay scholarships/sweepstakes for up to $20,000. Earn additional entries by completing certain financial tutorials.
- 1Dental.com Scholarship – Offers a $500 scholarship to one person chosen at random from students that fill out their survey about expected health benefits in their future careers.
Other National No Essay Scholarships
- Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation – Offers multiple scholarships without need of an essay. However, it does have a lengthy application.
- Music – BMI Foundation Scholarships – Offers a number of no-essay scholarship opportunities for those pursuing musical careers, from songwriters to performers to researchers.
No Essay Scholarships By State
- California – Law Enforcement Personnel Dependents Grant Program – Provides need-based educational grants (from $100 up to $12,000) to dependents and spouses of peace officers (such as police and highway patrol) and firefighters who’ve been killed or completely disabled while in the line of duty. See their website for complete eligibility requirements.
- Illinois – AAUW Lombard Area Branch Scholarship – Must be a female residing in one of these (Chicago area) Illinois cities: Lombard, Villa Park, Oakbrook Terrace, Wheaton, Addison, Glendale Heights or Glen Ellyn. Also, must be continuing higher education after a significant interruption in your studies.
- Missouri – A+ Scholarship Program – Provides scholarship funds to eligible graduates of A+ designated high schools who attend a participating public community college or vocational/technical school or certain private two-year vocational/technical schools.
- Texas A&M University Regents’ Scholars Program – Four-year scholarship program requires no essay and is given automatically to certain admitted Texas A&M students. However, to qualify at all you must be a first-generation college student (neither parent has a college degree), family income of less than $40,000 per year, and living on campus as a first-year student.
- Virginia – Virginia Commonwealth Award – Need-based scholarships for those attending Virginia public colleges and universities. Administered by each individual school based on FAFSA and general eligibility.
- Virginia – Virginia Guaranteed Assistance Program – Need-based scholarships for Virginia high school graduates (and home-schooled students) enrolled at a Virginia public 4-year or 2-year college or university.