We all know the negative effects smoking can have on a person. There’s no question about its danger and the addictive hold it has making it difficult to quit. Many youth get into the habit by way of peer pressure, simply being unaware of the harms associated with it or any number of reasons. But once you start, it tightens its grip on you increasing your chances of suffering all the hazardous health ailments it carries. If you’re a non-smoker and you need some cash for school, check out a few of the easy scholarships specifically for non-smokers that you can apply for.
QuitSmoking.com offers a pretty straightforward scholarship requiring an essay between 500 and 1,000 words. The award amount is $1,000 which will be paid directly to the student’s school of choice. Simply submit your essay explaining how you’re committed to assisting others in quiting the habit, ideas you feel will make it easier to quit, where you see yourself in 5-10 years, what it means to overcome addiction along with a few other questions. The deadline for this scholarship is October 1. If you’re selected as the winner, they’ll ask for your IRS Form W-9, a copy of your driver’s license, a headshot photograph, copyright assignment, college or high school transcripts and a publicity/liability release. This is only if you win so for now just submit your essay, they’ll contact you for the other items later.
Alert Magazine has a $500 scholarship for high school seniors living in the states of Colorado, Idaho, Alaska, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington or Wyoming. They require you have at least a 2.5/4.0 GPA and have plans to go to college. Write a 650-800 word essay on any personal experience from you or someone you know who’s had to deal with drug and/or alcohol abuse. Detail what you’ve learned and your opinion on how it was handled. Your essay must have proper structure (thesis statement, supporting paragraphs, conclusion) and should use proper grammar and punctuation. Be sure to check out some advice on how to write a good essay so you can nail this easy scholarship.
Since weight gain is a huge concern for those who smoke when deciding to quit, it only seems right to add an easy scholarship from a company selling weight-loss supplements. OneStopTreatment.com awards $1,000 to applicants who can write a 300-500 word essay detailing one of the products they sell and how it might benefit someone trying to lose weight. The deadline for this application is June 1. Simply copy and paste your application to the form provided from the website and wait to be notified if you’ve won. You’ll also need to publish your essay on a website; you can create a free blog from Google or LiveJournal and simply copy and paste the URL on the form along with your essay.