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10 Scholarships That Students Can Apply for All Year Long

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Samantha Rose
Samantha Rose covers financial literacy for the educational arm of OppLoans. Her work focuses on providing hands-on resources for high school and college-age students in addition to their parents and educators.
Updated on March 18, 2021
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College scholarships are a valuable financial resource. But with annual deadlines, it can feel daunting to only have one shot to score money. Luckily there’s a savvier way to secure college scholarships.

Look for frequent deadlines.

Year-long scholarships have weekly, monthly, and quarterly deadlines. They’re a great alternative to those offered once a year. No more missed deadlines. Even more opportunities. Apply at any time.

Check out these 10 rolling scholarships to get started.

No. 1: Cappex Easy College Money Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Deadline: Monthly

How to apply: Register for the Cappex Easy College Money Scholarship

Eligibility: High school students

Cappex is a free online service that connects students with colleges and universities. The site also offers a monthly $1,000 scholarship. To apply, simply create a user profile. Once a student completes a profile, they may be invited to apply to certain colleges based on their qualifications and interests.

No. 2: CaptainU Student-Athlete Scholarship

Award: $2,000

Deadline: Quarterly

How to apply: Register for the CaptainU Student-Athlete Scholarship

Eligibility: High school and junior college students 

Receive attention from 16,000 college coaches and score money for college. CaptainU is a college sports recruiting platform that offers a $2,000 scholarship each quarter to a top student-athlete. The scholarship is open to all student-athletes who plan to attend a four-year college or university. To apply, students must complete a free profile. Applicants will be judged based on profile completeness, activity on the website, and promotion of CaptainU. 

No. 3: Make Me a Freshman Scholarship Contest

Award: $500

Deadline: Monthly

How to apply: Register for the Make Me a Freshman Scholarship Contest

Eligibility: High school and college students

Make Me a Freshman is a college tool that helps students stay organized during the admissions process. The scholarship contest is available to students and to those who will spend the money on students, including parents, guidance counselors, and mentors. To apply, create a free online profile.

No. 4: Niche “No Essay” Scholarship

Award: $2,000

Deadline: Monthly

How to apply: Register for the Niche “No Essay” Scholarship

Eligibility: High school seniors and college students

Niche is a college resource that enables students to learn about different colleges and find the right fit. The Niche “No Essay” Scholarship offers students the chance to win $2,000 each month. To apply, create a free Niche account — it takes less than a minute. Applicants must be a college student within the next 12 months. 

No. 5: OppU Achievers Scholarship

Award: $2,500

Deadline: Quarterly

How to apply: Submit an essay to the OppU Achievers Scholarship

Eligibility: High school seniors and college students

OppU — that’s us — is a free standards-aligned financial curriculum that supports students through the OppU Achievers Scholarship, offered four times each year. Promoting opportunity and celebrating achievement: That’s the mission behind the OppU Achievers Scholarship. Recipients must demonstrate their achievements by submitting a personal essay.

No. 6: Plan for College Sweepstakes

Award: $1,000

Deadline: Monthly

How to apply: Register for the Plan for College Sweepstakes

Eligibility: High school and college students

The Plan for College Sweepstakes, sponsored by Sallie Mae, offers a $1,000 monthly drawing for high school and college students. Simply create an account to use one of Sallie Mae’s free college planning tools to enter. Even if you don’t win, check out the website’s useful college resources, including the scholarship search and the college calculator.

No. 7: SuperCollege Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Deadline: Monthly

How to apply: Submit an application to the SuperCollege Scholarship

Eligibility: High school and college students

The SuperCollege Scholarship is available to all students — high school, undergraduate, graduate, and returning adults. Win up to $1,000 in funds applicable for tuition, room and board, books, or other education-related expenses. Applicants must complete an online form. The recipient will be chosen based on completeness of the application.

No. 8: Varsity Tutors Scholarship

Award: $200

Deadline: Monthly

How to apply: Submit an essay to the Varsity Tutors Scholarship

Eligibility: High school and college students

Calling all writers. Apply for the monthly Varsity Tutors Scholarship for a chance to win a $200 grand prize. Students must submit an essay, promote their essay on social media, and score the most votes. The essay prompt changes each month, such as: “What aspect of your education are you most thankful for?” and “What’s the best book you’ve read in 2020?”

No. 9: #WeBelongInCollege Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Deadline: Monthly from May to November

How to apply: Share your story on social media and submit an application to the #WeBelongInCollege Scholarship

Eligibility: High school and college students

The “Get Schooled” Foundation offers $1,000 to students who enter the #WeBelongInCollege Scholarship. To enter, applicants must share their story of struggle and triumph on social media with the #WeBelongInCollege hashtag. Then, applicants must submit a short application form online. A total of 25 recipients with the most inspiring stories will be selected by a review committee after each drawing period. 

No. 10: “You Deserve It” Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Deadline: Monthly

How to apply: Register for the ”You Deserve It” Scholarship

Eligibility: High school and college students

The “You Deserve It” Scholarship is offered by ScholarshipOwl. The online scholarship search tool makes finding and applying for scholarships simple. In fact, their monthly sweepstakes is available to students who register an account. Applicants must be U.S. residents who are at least 16 years old. Recipients receive $1,000 and a free month subscription to ScholarshipOwl’s digital search tool.

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