let’s face reality, studying abroad and getting a tertiary education overseas isn’t that cheap. Not only do the most competitive institutions ask for a lot in tuition fees, but living costs are going to eat into your wallet like no tomorrow.
Numerous best US and UK schools assist individuals with their main concern of offering financial aid, including scholarships, bursaries and loans.
But aren’t they competitive? Don’t I need to be destitute to apply? How do I know I qualify? Isn’t it all a massive headache?
Sure, university scholarships can be competitive and have a lot of red-tape when applying, but guess what – it doesn’t always have to be difficult, or competitive, or restrictive. Some scholarships are for everybody, including you.
But first – Beware Of Scammed Scholarship
It turns out there aren’t too many legitimate “easy” scholarships out there. If a scholarship application seems too good to be true, then be cautious—you don’t want to fall victim to a scholarship scam. Here are some things to look out for:
- Never pay to apply for a scholarship
- Be wary of large bank fees or deals too good to be true
- Never pay a deposit to anyone you haven’t met
Now that we got that out of the way, we can get to the good stuff. Viral Gossip Talk have covered the following scholarships. There are in no particular order but were chosen for their simplicity to apply.
This list should give you an excellent jumping-off point to start your financial aid journey.
This scholarship program is funded by a private law firm in Colorado. Students compete for a $2,000 award by writing a short essay (800 words) about the 7th amendment and how it affects their lives.
- The award is open to high school students who have been accepted to a four-year university and university students with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
- There are two application deadlines per year: one November 30 to win a scholarship for the spring semester, and one July 30 to win a scholarship for the fall semester.
This $500 award is given out to one lucky student every month. To compete for the award, applicants must explain in 250 words why they think they deserve the scholarship.
- Awarded monthly
- 250 words essay on why you deserve the scholarship
- Deadline: end of every month
All you need to apply is a proof of enrollment and a grade point average above 2.5 – couldn’t be simpler.