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No Essay Scholarships 2017


January 19, 2017
by Susan Dutca-Lovell

    Not all scholarships are awarded to the best writers with the strongest essays. So whether you're too busy writing other essays for school or simply not the best at literary composition, there are scholarship providers that dole out funds for unique hobbies or skill sets; or even for simply entering a contest. Check out these no-essay (or essay-alternative) awards for a chance to fund your college education::

Not all scholarships are awarded to the best writers with the strongest essays. So whether you're too busy writing other essays for school or simply not the best at literary composition, there are scholarship providers that dole out funds for unique hobbies or skill sets; or even for simply entering a contest. Check out these no-essay (or essay-alternative) awards for a chance to fund your college education::

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  1. Niche's $2,000 "No Essay" College Scholarship

    Deadline: January 31
    Maximum Award: $2,000

  2. Scholarships.com's Register & Win $500 Scholarship

    Deadline: January 31
    Maximum Award: $500

  3. BMI Student Composer Awards

    Deadline: February 1
    Maximum Award: $20,000

  4. John Lennon Scholarships

    Deadline: February 1
    Maximum Award: $20,000

  5. Courageous Persuaders Video Scholarship Competition

    Deadline: February 9
    Maximum Award: $3,000

  6. The "Tell A Friend Scholarship" Sweepstakes

    Deadline: March 31
    Maximum Award: $1,000

  7. Microsoft Imagine Cup code.FTW! Global Competition

    Deadline: July 31
    Maximum Award: $100,000

  8. Microsoft Imagine Cup Hello Cloud Online Contest

    Deadline: Varies
    Maximum Award: $1,000

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JW  on  4/10/2017 6:17:55 AM commented:

Since FASFA changed the rules regarding them going back two years of tax filing I lost out on part of my grant money

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