This $10,000 college scholarship application doesn’t require an essay

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The high cost of a college education is generally seen as an investment in your child’s future. The great hope is that by paying for higher education, your child will eventually land a job that will enable them to make that money back — and more.

But the amount of money students (and their parents) have to shell out in order to get that coveted degree is skyrocketing. The average tuition for a four-year degree program at a public university costs about $38,000 for in-state students and $95,500 for out-of-state students. Bump that up to nearly $130,000 for a four-year private college education.

Costs like this make scholarships essential for many students looking to reach their career and education goals. But tracking down that scholarship money can be time-consuming. Add to that time spent filling out applications and writing countless essays to secure financial aid and you’ve practically got a full-time job.

The good news is that there are scholarships available that don’t require students to jump through a ton of hoops. The Scholly $10,000 No-Essay Scholarship, for one, simply requires students to fill out a quick and easy online application.


To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be currently enrolled as a high school junior or senior, or be an undergraduate or graduate student at a college or university. The current summer scholarship offered lists an application deadline of 11:59 p.m. PST on May 31, 2019. The winner of the scholarship can only use the money toward tuition or other mandatory school expenses.

To apply for the latest Scholly $10,000 No-Essay Scholarship, simply visit the organization’s official website and fill out the form!


The scholarship is sponsored by Scholly, a scholarship matching platform that allows users to search for scholarships and manage their applications from either the web or a phone app. Founder Christopher Gray came up with the idea for the platform after his own frustrating search for college financial aid.

“There was information online, but it was scattered all over, and often outdated,” Gray explains on the website. “I did a lot of Googling. I thought there had to be a better way.”

He channeled that frustration into creating the Scholly platform and then presented it on the TV show “Shark Tank,” where Gray won a $40,000 investment.

Since then, Gray and his partners have helped students find more than $70 million through the Scholly platform.

Do you think you or your kids might find this platform helpful — and apply for the no-essay scholarship?

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