Scholarships for Average Students

What's wrong with average? Absolutely nothing - that's what!

Shawna Newman

May 10, 2022

These scholarships have zero GPA requirements. Even better, most of these don't require a long essay!
Scholarships for Average Students
There’s nothing wrong with being average, in fact, most people are. We know you’re unique in oh-so-many ways – so what if your grades are just so-so? At Fastweb, we believe – no, we know that every student deserves scholarship opportunities.
The good news is that scholarship providers know that, too. There are plenty of awards available to the masses, many of which don’t even require a minimum grade point average! Check out the following scholarships for average students:

$3,000 May Scholarship

Deadline: 5/15/22
Available to: High School & College Students
Award Amount: $3,000 Follow Your Passions—Art School Scholarships Available. Ready to make a change? Study art and design in San Francisco or online. Scholarships worth up to $3,000 are still available. Apply Today!

$1,000 May Scholarship

Deadline: 5/20/22
Available to: High School Freshmen to College Senior
Award Amount: $1,000
Each new school year is an opportunity for a fresh start, so we're giving away a $1,000 scholarship to help kickoff the new school year.

$7,000 No Essay Smart Owl Scholarship

Deadline: 5/29/22
Available to: High School Freshmen through College Graduate Students
Award Amount: $7,000 Be a “smart owl” and apply for the scholarship that gives you a shot at $7,000. You can also use a 7-day free trial on the leading one-stop ScholarshipOwl’s platform where you can apply for EVEN MORE scholarships!

May 2022 Fastweb Invite a Friend Sweepstakes

Deadline: 5/31/22
Available to: Minimum Age 16
Award Amount: 2 Awards of $500 The Fastweb Invite a Friend Sweepstakes is open to registered Fastweb members who are legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, and who are at least sixteen (16) years of age. You must log into your Fastweb account to obtain your personal referral link. For each person who registers for Fastweb via your personal referral link during the Promotion Period, you and your referral will entered as a pair into the monthly drawing.

$2,500 Christian College Scholarship Drawing

Deadline: 5/31/22
Available to: High School Freshmen through Juniors
Award Amount: $2,500 Request Christian college information and enter our $2,500 annual Christian college scholarship drawing. The winner may use the scholarship to attend any Christian college in the U.S. or Canada. The drawing is open to high school freshman, sophomores and juniors (students graduating in 2022).

$2,000 Niche No Essay Scholarship

Deadline: 5/31/22
Available to: High School Freshmen through College Graduate Students
Award Amount: $2,000 We know you are busy and we know that times are tough. That is why we decided to create the easiest possible scholarship to give something back to students. Students can use the money to help cover tuition, housing, meal plans, books, computers, or any education-related expenses. The scholarship is open to all high school and college students and those planning to enroll in the next 12 months.

The $25,000 "Be Bold" No-Essay Scholarship

Deadline: 5/31/22
Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Students
Award Amount: $25,000 At, we believe that the world will be shaped by the bold—the fighters, the risk-takers, the earnest overachievers who won’t take no for an answer—the ones who know that a mountain is climbed a step at a time. is built for students, like you, who are determined to make the climb.

$2,500 Easy Scholarship: Educate Yourself About STEM Careers and Diversifying Representation

Deadline: 6/3/22
Available to: Maximum Age of 25
Award Amount: $2,500
Students from communities underrepresented in STEM careers may be unaware of STEM job opportunities beyond the basics, and they often don’t “see” themselves represented in the field. But you can help fix this! You could win an easy $2,500 scholarship helping your friend find their dream STEM job. Take an online quiz, answering a few questions about your friend’s interests, and we’ll tell you the perfect STEM job for them -- like a food scientist, gameplay engineer, or green energy technician! Then share a photo or screenshot of you telling a friend about their personalized STEM career with an infographic that includes a job description and average salary range. You’ll help your friends discover how they can get paid to follow their passions while doing world-changing work *and* be entered for a chance to win a $2,500 scholarship. Win-win!

$10,000 No-Essay Scholarship – ScholarshipPoints

Deadline: 6/15/22
Available to: High School & College Students
Award Amount: $10,000 ScholarshipPoints will award a $10,000 scholarship to one lucky member this quarter. All you have to do to become eligible is become a ScholarshipPoints member and log in. It's simple, fun, and completely free!

Digital Privacy Scholarship

Deadline: 6/30/22
Available to: High School Freshmen to College Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,500 The Digital Privacy Scholarship is available to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. You must be U.S. citizen or legal resident and submit a brief message about digital privacy to qualify for this award.

Fastweb's $1,000 Scholarship Goal Crusher Sweepstakes

Deadline: 7/1/22
Available to: Min. age 16
Award Amount: $1,000 The future is owned by no one other than YOU, the scholarship goal crusher. Your idea of college success doesn’t include student debt. You set goals, then conquer them. Set your scholarship application goal by picking the answer that fits you. There’s NO wrong answer!

"Stuck at Prom” Scholarship Contest

Deadline: 7/31/22
Available to: Min. Age 14
Award Amount: Up to $10,000 The Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest is open to high school students who make the best prom attire out of Duck® Brand Duct Tape! Attending prom is no longer necessary, but you must be enrolled in high school or home school association (at the high-school level) during the school year. You can document your journey to prom perfection in a short video or written essay. Students may enter the Contest as an individual only. Each individual must create and wear prom attire consisting of either a complete dress or a complete tuxedo and accessories made using Duck brand duct tape and/or Duck brand crafting tape. Other materials, in addition to Duck brand duct tape, may be used or incorporated into the design. You must also submit at least one high resolution photo showing you wearing your Duck Tape Prom Attire, and a written essay or video of under three minutes and no more than 500MB in size, documenting your journey.
Archways To Opportunities Program
Deadline: Varies
Available to: No Age Limit
Award Amount: Varies The Archways To Opportunities Program is open to restaurant managers, office staff, and crew members employed by participating McDonald’s Franchise Owner / Operators in the United States. You must be working an average of 20 hours per week to be eligible for this award

Chick and Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Contest

Deadline: Varies
Available to: High School Seniors
Award Amount: $2,000
The Chick and Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Contest is available to high school seniors who demonstrate talent in duck calling. You must participate in a duck calling contest in Stuttgart, Arkansas to be considered for this award.

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