There are tons of great opportunities for students to apply for scholarships online. There are websites dedicated to giving students the chance to minimize their debts. There are the regular ones that involve essays or even ones that are randomly chosen. Applying to ones like that take almost no effort at all! looking into locally offered scholarships can be a great strategy too. we live in a relatively small town and there is often very little competition for these ones, sometimes they even go unclaimed. I seem to have found a great new type of scholarship. They are often under the label of odd or strange scholarships. Usually, they get the title because of an odd precise for the essay or there are strange stipulations for applying. I have been able to find a lot of great websites.