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Funding College with Sweepstakes

April 9, 2008

by Paulina Mis

You’ve seen them before, the shiny cars standing in the mall, the slot boxes covered in pictures of dollar bills and palm trees. That’s right, they’re sweepstakes—easy money. Unlike most scholarship essays, sweepstakes involve little to no effort. Requirements may be as minute as an email or a postal address.

Sweepstakes are definitely a breeze, but they are a competitive breeze. Just about everything that entails little work and big money is. The young and old love sweepstakes like a kid loves cake. Some become addicted, spending hours on end rummaging through sites in search of contest opportunities.

While students should by no means rely solely on their luck to fund college, legitimate contests may be worth a shot. Someone will win the prize, and you just may be that lucky someone. For college sweepstakes that may help you afford an education, check out the links below. To find college scholarships and grants that are a bit more reliable, try conducting a free college scholarship search

Scholarships.com "Tell A Friend" $1,000 Sweepstakes (New Winners Announced Every Three Months!)

Coca-Cola & Chuck E. Cheese’s $25,000 College Scholarship Sweepstakes

Academic Finance Corporation (AFC) $50K Giveaway Scholarship Sweepstakes

SuntTrust Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes

Wells Fargo CollegeSTEPS Program & Scholarship Sweepstakes

$100,000 Oxy Cash for College Sweepstakes

TI-84 Plus Silver Edition Prep for College Sweepstakes

What’s Your Freedom Quotient Sweepstakes


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