Have you ever thought how nice it would be if you could easily apply for multiple scholarships that all share the same or similar essay prompts and themes? Well, with our Common Scholarships page, now you can!

I know how busy things can get when you're in high school, college, or even grad school. Sometimes, the thought of sitting down to search and apply for scholarships is the last thing you want to be doing in your free time. However, if you want to earn some extra cash to help you pay for school, something's gotta give.

With that, the purpose of the Common Scholarships page is, simply put, to make your life as easy as possible when it comes to applying for scholarships.

Since writing the essays tends to be the most time-consuming part of the process, I have created several different "bundles" of common scholarships, which are grouped based on the overarching theme of the essay question(s) that are required in order to apply. That way, you can easily apply to multiple different scholarships that all share similar essay prompts, which means less work for you at the end of it all!

Click on each box on the left to read more about the common scholarships I've included in that specific bundle. The majority of the featured common scholarships have relatively broad eligibility requirements so it's likely that you'll be eligible for at least a few (if not more!) in each bundle.

With that, I'll leave the rest to you. Happy (easy) searching and applying!

Scholarship Points Scholarship

Amount: $10,000

Deadline: Quarterly

Too Cool to Pay for School Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: Quarterly 

College Express Scholarship

Amount: $2,000

Deadline: Monthly 

Be Bold Scholarship

Amount: $25,000

Deadline: June 30

Scholarship Owl Scholarship

Amount: $2,222

Deadline: Monthly 

Tallo Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: Rolling

Advocates Law Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: January 31, June 30

Essay Length/Specific Eligibility: 300-500 words, open to international students

Montesi Scholarship

Amount: $2,500

Deadline: May 30

Essay Length/Specific Eligibility: 500 words

Safe Driving Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: May 31

Essay Length/Specific Eligibility: 750 words, open to international students

Safe Adolescent Driving Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: June 30

Essay Length/Specific Eligibility: 750 words, open to international students

TicketHelp Safe Driving Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: July 15

Essay Length/Specific Eligibility: 500-1,000 words

Safe Driving Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: June 15

Essay Length/Specific Eligibility: N/A

End Distracted Driving Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: July 31

Essay Length/Specific Eligibility: 500 words

Texting and Driving Prevention Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: September 30

Essay Length/Specific Eligibility: 750 words, open to international students

Don't Text and Drive Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: September 30

Essay Length/Specific Eligibility: 140 characters

Driver Education Initiative Award

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: September 30

Essay Length/Specific Eligibility: 750 words, open to international students

Innovation In Education Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: Monthly on the 20th

Essay Length/Specific Eligibility: Min 3.0 GPA

Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship

Amount: $1,000 - $12,500 (renewable)

Deadline: November 15

Essay Length/Specific Eligibility: Open to HS seniors

Dr. Juan Andrande Scholarship

Amount: $500 - $1,000

Deadline: November 30 

Essay Length/Specific Eligibility: 500 words, must be of Hispanic heritage

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: December 1 

Essay Length/Specific Eligibility: 500-750 words, open to international students 

Kim and Harold Louie Family Foundation Scholarship

Amount: N/A

Deadline: mid-March

Essay Length/Specific Eligibility: Open to HS seniors

Community Contribution Scholarship

Amount: up to $7,000

Deadline: July 27

Essay Length/Specific Eligibility: Open to HS students

Zumper Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: Varies

Essay Length/Specific Eligibility: 500 words

Achieve Today Scholarship Fund

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: Varies

Essay Length/Specific Eligibility: 800 words or more

Kirk Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: February 15

Essay Length/Specific Eligibility: Open to college juniors and seniors, and graduate students. Accepted areas of study: business, chemistry, civil engineering, construction management, marketing, or sales

Visionary Scholarship

Amount: up to $5,000

Deadline: May 1

Essay Length/Specific Eligibility: 500 words, open to all high school students

Abbott & Fenner Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: June 12

Essay Length/Specific Eligibility: 500-1,000 words

Office Chairs Unlimited Scholarship

Amount: $2,000

Deadline: July 15

Essay Length/Specific Eligibility: 1,000-1,500 words

Gen & Kelly Tanabe Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: July 31

Essay Length/Specific Eligibility: 250 words

College is Power Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: August 31

Essay Length/Specific Eligibility: 150 words

College Jumpstart Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: Varies

Essay Length/Specific Eligibility: 250 or less, open to HS students from 10th-12th grade, college students, and non-traditional students

Against All Odds Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: January 31

Essay Length/Special Eligibility: 750 words, Open to international students

Gerald Ford Student Writing Challenge

Amount: N/A

Deadline: March 12

Essay Length/Special Eligibility: 500-750 words, Open to all HS students

Triumph Over Adversity Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: May 1

Essay Length/Special Eligibility: 750 words, Open to international students

David Malcolm Scholarship

Amount: $2,500

Deadline: June 30

Essay Length/Special Eligibility: 1,000 words, Open to international students

The Life Coach Spotter Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: August 1

Essay Length/Special Eligibility: 1,000-1,500 words, International and undocumented students can apply

Horatio Alger Scholarship Program

Amount: $25,000

Deadline: October 25

Essay Length/Special Eligibility: Open to HS seniors only, must have financial need

Whitley Law Firm Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: October 31

Essay Length/Special Eligibility: 1,000 words, open to international students

Kopfler and Hermann Overcoming Adversity Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: November 30

Essay Length/Special Eligibility: 500-1,000 words

Test Prep Insight Scholarship

Amount: $1,500

Deadline: November 30

Essay Length/Special Eligibility: 1,000 words or less, open to international students, must have a medically recognized physical or mental disability

Overcoming Obstacles Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: December 31

Essay Length/Special Eligibility: Must be attending school in the US

Achieve Today Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: Varies

Essay Length/Special Eligibility: Video or essay

May Firm Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: Varies

Essay Length/Special Eligibility: 300 words

GE Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

Amount: $40,000

Deadline: January 11

Word Count/Special Eligibility: Open to HS seniors only

Leading the Future Scholarship

Amount: $200

Deadline: March 1

Word Count/Special Eligibility: 500 words

Davis Putter Scholarship Fund

Amount: $15,000/year

Deadline: April 1

Word Count/Special Eligibility: 1,000-1,500 words, Open to college and grad students, Need-based

Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes

Amount: $10,000

Deadline: April 15

Word Count/Special Eligibility: Open to HS students in the US and Canada

Brower Youth Awards

Amount: $3,000

Deadline: May 14

Word Count/Special Eligibility: Ages 13-22, Open to international students

EQuity Scholarship Essay Competition

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: May 28

Word Count/Special Eligibility: 700-900 words, Open to international students

AlgaeCal Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: June 30

Word Count/Special Eligibility: 750 words, Open to college students, Open to international students

Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: June 30

Word Count/Special Eligibility: 500 words

Great Value Colleges Community Service Scholarship

Amount: $1,500

Deadline: July 15, November 15

Word Count/Special Eligibility: 1,000-1,500 words

NSHSS Activism & Advocacy Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: September 30

Word Count/Special Eligibility: 500-800 words, Open to international students

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

Amount: $2,500 - $5,000

Deadline: November 15

Word Count/Special Eligibility: Open to HS students

Equitable Excellence Scholarship

Amount: $2,500 - $25,000

Deadline: December 15

Word Count/Special Eligibility: Open to HS seniors only

Scholarship for Social Impact

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: Rolling

Word Count/Special Eligibility: 400-800 words

Zumper Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: Varies

Word Count/Special Eligibility: 500 words, Open to international students

NPG Scholarships

Amount: $1,000 - $3,000

Deadline: N/A

Word Count/Special Eligibility: N/A

Princeton Prize in Race Relations

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: N/A

Word Count/Special Eligibility: Open to HS students, Must be nominated also

 

Mensa Foundation US Scholarship

Amount: N/A

Deadline: January 15

Essay Length/Special Eligibility: 550 words

BetterLife Scholarship

Amount: Varies

Deadline: March 1

Essay Length/Special Eligibility: 500-1,000 words, Open to international students

Knowledge is Key Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: March 30

Essay Length/Special Eligibility: N/A

ISeeCars Future Entrepreneur Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: March 31

Essay Length/Special Eligibility: 500-600 words

RealtyHop Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: April 21 and August 31

Essay Length/Special Eligibility: 500 words, Open to international students

Abbott & Fenner Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: June 12

Essay Length/Special Eligibility: 500-1,000 words

Women in STEM Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: July 1

Essay Length/Special Eligibility: 1000 words, open to women in STEM majors, Open to international students

Textbook Solutions Scholarship

Amount: Free textbooks for a semester!

Deadline: July 31

Essay Length/Special Eligibility: 100 words or less

Moolah Spot Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: August 31

Essay Length/Special Eligibility: 400 words

Love Your Career Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: September 10, January 10

Essay Length/Special Eligibility: 1,000 words, Potentially open to international students

Surety Bond Authority Scholarship

Amount: $1,500

Deadline: October 1

Essay Length/Special Eligibility: 500-1,000 words

Drug Lawsuit Source College Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: November 1

Essay Length/Special Eligibility: 500-750 words, Open to international students

ATOPDAILY Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: December 31

Essay Length/Special Eligibility: 1,000 words, Open to international students

Unpakt College Scholarship

Amount: $100 - $1,000

Deadline: December 31

Essay Length/Special Eligibility: 500 words

Love Your Career Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: Varies

Essay Length/Special Eligibility: Open to HS seniors and college students

Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship

Amount: Varies

Deadline: Varies

Essay Length/Special Eligibility: N/A

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