The Beauty of Barbizon’s $100K Scholarship Sweepstakes? No Essay Required

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A lot of college scholarships require essays, transcripts, recommendations and a history of leadership and extracurricular activity.

Not the Barbizon college tuition scholarship program. All you have to do is fill out a brief form to be eligible to win a $100,000 college tuition scholarship sweepstakes.

Barbizon, a modeling and acting business founded in 1939, awards a $100,000 scholarship to one winner every couple of years or so. The money is paid directly to the school the recipient attends.

Winners must be accepted at an accredited college or university. Vocational and technical colleges and trade schools aren’t included.

How to Apply for the Barbizon College Tuition Scholarship Program

To enter the Barbizon college tuition scholarship program, you must be a legal resident of the U.S., with the exclusion of Puerto Rico. Barbizon employees and affiliates and their families are ineligible.

Entries are being accepted through Dec. 31, 2018. You can complete an entry form at any Barbizon center, special event or online. All you need is your name, zip code, email, phone number and age.

However, you should be aware that you will be contacted by phone or email by a Barbizon marketer pitching one of its modeling or acting programs even if you don’t win. No purchase is necessary to win the contest, but you should make sure to read the official rules before entering.

The winner must start college within three years of graduating high school or by the date Barbizon notifies the person of the win, whichever is later. Barbizon will make tuition payments, up to $100,000, for four years only, regardless of whether the winner graduates by then.

Room, board, books and other expenses are not covered. If you win, you must agree to have your name and photo appear without compensation in advertising and promotional purposes unless you live in a state where it’s prohibited.

A winner will be chosen by Dec. 31, 2019. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received.

Be sure to check out our list of other college scholarships you can apply for and like our college page on Facebook, where we post other scholarship opportunities.

Susan Jacobson is an editor at The Penny Hoarder.