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Scholarships for Average Students

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

Shawna Newman

May 11, 2021

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.

$5,000 Discover® Student Loans Scholarship

No essay required. Students and parents are eligible to win.

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:

$500 Easy Scholarship: Donate Your Gently-Used Clothes To Help The Needy and Tackle Climate Change

Deadline: 5/15/21
Available to: Maximum Age of 25
Award Amount: $500
You could win an easy $500 scholarship by donating your gently-used clothes or recycling unwanted textiles. Approximately 95% of all used clothing, footwear, and other household fabric products, including sheets and towels, can be reused or recycled, yet only 15% of reusable textiles are recycled. That's where you come in! Use our helpful resources to recycle textiles or donate clothing to a local org -- you'll help populations in need and tackle climate change at the same time. Don't forget to snap a pic to show off the amount of clothes you donated or recycled. You'll also be entered for a chance to win a $500 scholarship. Win-win!

2021 Emerging Artist Scholarship

Deadline: 5/15/21
Available to: Ages 17 - 20
Award Amount: $3,000 Academy of Art University is pleased to announce the 2021 Emerging Artist Scholarship, which offers a limited number of awards worth up to $3,000 each to assist aspiring artists and designers for Summer and Fall terms.

$1,000 May Scholarship

Deadline: 5/20/21
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.

$2,222 No Essay ‘You Deserve It’ Scholarship

Deadline: 5/29/21
Available to: High School Freshmen through College Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $2,222 The 'You Deserve It!' no-essay Scholarship from ScholarshipOwl awards $2,222 and takes only one minute to register. Without any further effort, you can apply to hundreds more scholarships automatically. Apply to scholarships without having to fill out repetitive application forms one application at a time. Why spend hours applying to one scholarship when you can apply to hundreds at the same time! On top of that, get automatically reapplied every time a scholarship renews. ScholarshipOwl is the only scholarship service helping you by automating the actual registration process for you. You can also get help from an account manager to help you with your applications, essays, and find more scholarships tailored for you. Don't wait, sign up now and be part of the future of scholarship applications today!

May 2021 Fastweb Invite a Friend Sweepstakes

Deadline: 5/31/21
Available to: Minimum Age 13
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 thirteen (13) 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.

$2,000 Favorite Color Scholarship

Deadline: 5/31/21
Available to: High School Freshmen through Seniors
Award Amount: $2,000 Register on CollegeXpress and answer this question. What is your favorite color? You could win $2,000.

$2,000 Niche No Essay Scholarship

Deadline: 5/31/21
Available to: High School Freshmen through College Graduate Students, Year 5
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.

Course Hero $4k College Giveaway

Easy to Enter, No Essay Needed

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

Deadline: 5/31/21
Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $25,000 At Bold.org, 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. Bold.org is built for students, like you, who are determined to make the climb.

ScholarshipPoints $1,000 Scholarship

Deadline: 5/31/21
Available to: High School Juniors through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $25,000 ScholarshipPoints will award a $1,000 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!

$2,500 Christian College Scholarship Drawing

Deadline: 5/31/21
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).

ScholarshipPoints $10,000 Scholarship

Deadline: 6/15/21
Available to: Minimum Age 18
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!

There’s Space for Everyone Scholarship

Deadline: 6/15/21
Available to: College Freshmen through College Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $2,500 The There's Space for Everyone Scholarship is available to undergraduate and graduate students. To be considered, you must submit a 500 - word essay that answers the following question: "How will you utilize your education and experiences to make your community a more equal, inclusive place for everyone?"

Digital Privacy Scholarship

Deadline: 6/30/21
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.

Niche No Essay Scholarship

Quick and Easy to Apply for a $2,000 Scholarship

”Stuck at Prom” Scholarship Contest

Deadline: 7/21/21
Available to: Students Ages 14 - 19
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! 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 up to five high resolution photos 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.

CARiD Scholarship

Deadline: 10/31/21
Available to: College Freshmen to Juniors
Award Amount: $1,000 The CARiD Scholarship is available to students enrolled at an accredited college or university. You must be between the ages of 16 and 20 and submit a photo inspired by any aspect of the automotive industry to qualify for this award. Submissions could be of your first car, custom modifications you've made, something that makes your vehicle unique, the coolest vehicle you've ever seen, etc.
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
Prom Pics Contest
Deadline: Varies
Available to: High School Juniors through High School Seniors
Award Amount: $250 The Prom Pics Contest is open to high school students. To be eligible, you must submit a high resolution photo from your prom event. Prizes will be awarded in each of the following categories: promposal, pre-prom, prom dance, and post-prom.

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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