5 Scholarships You Should Apply for This Month

Although some scholarship providers require applicants to write lengthy essays to be considered for a financial award, there are plenty of other organizations that select random winners or offer awards based on academic merit. If you're looking for a scholarship program that doesn't require hours of effort on your part, you need to check out this list of five academic awards and scholarships.

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college scholarships Distance Learning Award scholarship awards a $500 distance learning scholarship to students who are pursuing an associate or bachelor degree through an accredited college program. To be eligible for the scholarship, students must be taking one or more of their classes online. The scholarship winner is chosen based on extracurricular activities and academic history. also awards nine other scholarships to undergrad and graduate students. The deadline to apply for all awards is April 1, 2010.

U.S. Bank Internet Scholarship Program

US Bank Scholarship

U.S. Bank awards up to 40 $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores and juniors. To be eligible for the U.S. Bank Internet Scholarship Program, students must be enrolled in a four-year college or university participating in the U.S. Bank No Fee Education Loan Program. Students must also be United States citizens or permanent resident aliens. U.S. Bank scholarship winners will be chosen at random. The application deadline is March 31, 2010.

J.W. Saxe Memorial Fund Prize for Public Service

JW Saxe Memorial Prize

Each year, the J.W. Saxe Memorial Fund awards a $2,000 scholarship to one or more college students who are involved in public service. To be eligible for the scholarship, students must be enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs at accredited institutions. Students must also be seeking financial support that will allow them to participate in public service related internships. Applicants who have already secured internships are given preference. The deadline to apply for the J.W. Saxe Memorial Fund Prize for Public Service is March 15, 2010.

Next Step Magazine Scholarship

Next Step Magazine Scholarship

The Next Step Magazine Win Free Tuition Scholarship Giveaway will provide a $10,000 scholarship to one student who is already in college or will be enrolled in a college program within the next three years. Scholarship winners are randomly chosen. The deadline to apply for the grand prize scholarship is June 30, 2010, but applicants who apply sooner will also be eligible to receive one of the $1,000 scholarships Next Step gives away each month from July to May.

Student-View Scholarship

Student Insights Scholarship

Sponsored by a marketing firm known as Student Insights, the Student-View Scholarship Program awards six scholarships worth between $500 and $4,000 to high school seniors. To be eligible for this scholarship program, students must complete a 15 to 20 minute survey online about local colleges. Scholarship winners will be chosen at random. April 22, 2011 is the deadline to apply for the Student-View scholarship.

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