Skip the Essay and Take a Quiz to Apply for This $2,000 AFSA Scholarship

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Paying for college is an expensive endeavor — and even the best planner, budgeter and saver may still end up needing additional assistance when the final bill is sent each semester.

Scholarships are a great way to fill the gaps and help you avoid taking on too many student loans (loans you’ll have to pay back for years to come), and even small awards have the potential to add up quickly.

But scholarship opportunities aren’t always easy to track down. That’s why when we come across a good one, we share it with you.

Even better, though, is when we find one that doesn’t involve an essay submission. (Seriously — why do they all require an essay?)

And that’s what we found today: The American Fire Sprinkler Association is hosting a no-essay scholarship contest for high school students across the U.S. — and the deadline is coming up soon!

Win $2,000 in the AFSA Scholarship Contest

Here’s how to enter to win a scholarship to help pay for college without submitting an essay.

Scholarship amount: $2,000

Number of scholarships awarded: 10

To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be a current high school senior
  • Be a U.S. citizen or legally residing in the U.S.
  • Be enrolled in or plan to enroll in a college, university or certified trade school for the fall 2018 semester
  • Not be related to an AFSA staff member or national board member

To apply, applicants must:

  • Enter the drawing via the online entry form
  • Take the short (and easy!) quiz about fire sprinklers and college fire safety that follows the online entry form

Scholarship deadline: April 1, 2018

Only one entry per person is allowed. The winners will be randomly selected by a computer-generated drawing and will be notified within 14 business days of the contest’s end date.

You can read the rest of the official rules and guidelines here.

If you’re looking for even more scholarships to apply for, be sure to check out our list of 100 scholarships that will help you pay for college.

Grace Schweizer is a junior writer at The Penny Hoarder.