3 Quick Scholarship Applications In Under 30 Minutes

Posted by on December 10, 2012


(From left) Ceresa Young, Kathleen Turner and Angelica Bisek all won scholarships from the TwinWest Chamber of Commerce in October 2012. All of their scholarships were matched completely by Minnesota School of Business.

Who doesn’t like free money? There are numerous scholarshipsavailable to students who are willing to search and do the work for them.

Just ask Kathleen Turner, Angelica Bisek and Ceresa Young — TwinWest Career Path Scholarship winners and Minnesota School of Business-Plymouth (MSB) students.

They all earned over $2,000 in scholarship funds after pairing their TwinWest awards with MSB’s matching scholarship program.

“The TwinWest Scholarship meant that others besides my family, friends and coworkers see potential in me,” Young said.  It also showed me that my passion for forensic accounting is strong and I’m heading in the right direction.”

Bisek, a health fitness specialist student currently working at Steele Fitness, has been taking 20+ credits for the last year, limiting the number of hours she can work. The $1,000 she earned from TwinWest and $1,000 from MSB were welcome surprises.

“Winning the TwinWest Scholarship was an amazing opportunity, it meant that I didn’t have to stress about being able to pay all the monthly bills over the next few months,” Bisek said.

But what if you’re strapped for time, or don’t have the academic or extracurricular resume that will catch the eyes of a scholarship committee?

The financial aid departments at all MSB campuses have searched high and low to find opportunities for all students. The following are simple, time-efficient contests that anybody can enter quickly.

MinnesotaJobs.Com Scholarship


Elesha Kizer (left), a Minnesota School of Business-Plymouth information technology student, won the March 2012 MinnesotaJobs.com Scholarship. She is pictured with admissions representative Ryan Kilpatrick.

The Scholarship:
This is a $1,000 scholarship given out three times per year. It is exclusively for students that are currently enrolled or have been accepted to any accredited two-year or four-year undergraduate program offered by a Minnesota school.

The Requirements:
Applicants must be 18 years old and 75 percent of credits must be taken through classroom training. Two of the last four awards have been won by MSB students, and the recipient is determined by a random drawing.

The application can be completed in less than five minutes. Basic contact information, the name of your school and your start date is all that is required.

The Link:

Zinch.Com Weekly Three Sentence Essay Scholarship

The Scholarship:
Zinch and Chegg collaborate on a weekly $1,000 scholarship competition. The catch? You must answer their weekly question in 280 characters or less (the equivalent of two Tweets!).

The Requirements:
All U.S. high school and college students are eligible. Applicants must be 16 years old and create a Zinch user account.

As previously stated, you must give a 280-character (not words!) response to the weekly question. A new competition starts every Monday at approximately 9 a.m. PST. You may enter every week.

The Link:

CollegeProwler.Com $2,000 Monthly “No Essay” College Scholarship

The Scholarship:
College Prowler gives out a monthly scholarship of $2,000 to all current students and those planning to enroll within the next 12 months, simply for signing up for their website.

The Requirements:
The drawing is open to all U.S. high school, college and graduate students and those planning to enroll within the next 12 months. A College Prowler account is required and you can enter once a month, every month.

The scholarship application is on the right hand side of the link below. It takes about five minutes and is quite simple.

The Link:

College Prowler also enters everybody that completes a survey on their school in a $1,000 scholarship drawing. You can find that page by clicking here.

Minnesota School of Business Matching Scholarship Program

Every student that wins a scholarship from an external organization or company will have that award matched up to $1,000 by MSB.

That’s thousands of dollars for less than an hour’s work. Do you have the time?

Thank you for your Interest in Minnesota School of Business.