Looking for a Scholarship? Hassle-free is Key. | 10.01.10

Posted in Scholarships By Student Loan Network Staff

If you’re like me, you probably took one look at most scholarships’ requirement to write an essay and groaned. 500 or 1,000 words are perhaps a small price to pay for free money for college, but not all of us are so gifted with the writing gene.

Thankfully, there are other options. Have you ever checked out ScholarshipPoints?

Their model is pretty different from other sites I’ve seen in that they,

  1. Don’t charge for their services (it’s free!), and,
  2. Don’t require you to write a grueling essay just for the chance of winning.

Instead, you complete different activities to build up the site’s currency — scholarship points. These “points” become the raw entries into their monthly and quarterly scholarships (up to $10,000!) and the more points you use, the better chance you have of winning.

As far as the activities go, none of it is particularly intensive. Reading a blog is a common one or filling out a simple opinion survey. All in all, much less frustrating and stressful than having to pump out words you probably don’t care about or want to write.

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(If this doesn’t sound like it’s for you, they also have a scholarship search engine called StudentScholarshipSearch.)

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2 Responses to “Looking for a Scholarship? Hassle-free is Key.”

  1. Student Loan Guru says on October 15, 2010 at 3:24 pm:

    I apologize that all of our current updates haven't made it to the registration. If you're trying to use the search or sign up for Scholarshippoints, you can select another territory for now and when you win something we'll make sure to confirm and correct your address with you. You are definitely eligible to apply!

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  2. jo says on October 14, 2010 at 9:55 pm:

    i have been trying to apply for scholarship online, but i don't see any state Northern Mariana Islands. Guam and Palau are on the list but I don't see Northern Mariana Islands which is just next to Guam. It is one of the U.S territory in the Pacific Region. Please try to include.

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