Easy to Win Scholarships: No essay or GPA minimum, with DoSomething.org
, a nonprofit organization that encourages young people to become interested in the issues that affect them and take action to effect change, has thousands of dollars available in different scholarships that can help you pay for college. No essay or minimum GPA is required to win!
If you are concerned about issues such as bullying, cruelty to animals, teen pregnancy, or texting while driving, among other issues, there's a scholarship for you.
Why should you Do Something? Because apathy sucks.
Help the Homeless in your Community Scholarship
| $4,000, one winner | About 1 in 3 people experiencing homelessness is under the age of 18. One of the items homeless youth request most is a pair of jeans. Sign up your school to run a jeans drive and you're entered for a $4,000 scholarship. Donate jeans and snap a picture and you'll double your chances of winning. It's that easy. Start here
. End Date: February 16, 2014
.Financial Education Scholarships
| $7,500, three winners | Run a financial education workshop for your friends and you'll be entered to win a $7,500 scholarship. 3/4 teens don't know enough about personal finances. Arm your friends with mad money skills by running a workshop to teach them. Sign up here
and we'll give you 3 pre-made workshops to chose from. Everyone who runs a workshop, and tells us about it, will be entered to win a $7,500 scholarship. End Date: June 19, 2014
Teach Seniors Technology Scholarship
| $4,000, one winner | Depression affects more than 6.5 million Americans ages 65 or older. Internet use can reduce this risk of depression by 34%. Teach seniors in your community how to use the internet and you'll be entered to win a $4,000 scholarship. The more people you teach, the more chances you have to win. Details here
. End Date: January 3, 2014
CELL PHONE DONATION SCHOLARSHIP
| $4,000, one winner | 500 million unused "junk phones" sit in peoples' homes across the US. Turn yours into live-saving funding for domestic violence. Donate your old cell phone or collect phones in your home and community that nobody's using. The cell phones you collect will be refurbished, sold, and turned into funds for domestic violence programs. For every phone you donate, you'll be entered to win the $4,000 scholarship.
(eg. One donated phone gets you one entry for the scholarship. Three donated phones gets you three entries for the scholarship).