How to Get Scholarship Money Without Writing Scholarship Essays

We all know it's a hassle to apply for scholarships. There are multiple essays to write and a number of applications to fill out. Writing these scholarship essays can lead to arthritic pain and a tired brain! But there are ways to bypass these 2000-3000 word essays. However, I do recommend applying to scholarships that require essays, because the extra requirement will make the applicant pool smaller and give you a better chance of getting the scholarship. But if you just don't have the time to write scholarship essays, here are some tips!


The first step is to do your research. Finding these non-essay scholarships is actually easier than you might think. A quick Google search of "no essay scholarships" yields tons of results. The question now is which link to click. Some of the most popular sites for scholarship searches are:

  • Fastweb
  • Niche
  • Collegexpress
  • Unigo

All these websites have tabs to modify your search for specific scholarships based on a variety of factors, such as your age, state, city, race, school district, etc.

Ask Your Money Mentor

Your Money Mentor is an expert on everything related to scholarships, so ask yours to help you find scholarships that don't require essays! They'll be happy to help, any time of day. If you don't have a Money Mentor already, you can text the free hotline at 646-652-8149 to get connected with your own Money Mentor who can help you with scholarships, as well as applying for financial aid, filling out the FAFSA, getting deadline reminders, creating a budget, and more!

Apply to As Many As You Can

After you've found all your scholarships, the next step is to follow the requirements and get started applying! By setting aside an hour each day or a few hours on the weekend, you can easily send out tons of applications. Just remember, all scholarships are very competitive, so you should apply to as many as possible. Applying to a variety of scholarships will increase your chances of acquiring one. Good luck and keep working hard! Your bank account will thank you!