By Emily ZeitmanGive yourself the gift of scholarship money this holiday season and start the new year off right. Now that you’re all done with part one (good luck!), here are nine more scholarships for December! CourseHorse Learner’s Scholarship “What does learning mean to you?” Students 25 years and younger must submit either a blog post of 1,000 words or less, or a two-minute video answering this question in order to be considered for a $1,000 scholarship. Deadline: Dec. 15. Auto-Pets “Out-Of-The-Box-Thinking” Scholarship If you love animals, then you’ll love this scholarship. Current students in high school and above should submit an essay of at least 350 words detailing a pet innovation idea and how the idea was conceived. One grand prize winner will receive $1,500 and two runners up will receive a $500 scholarship. Deadline: Dec. 20. Niche “No Essay” Scholarship A “no essay” scholarship is basically the equivalent of free ice cream. Simply log in or create a free account on Niche in order to enter for your chance to win a $2,000 scholarship. High school students and older are eligible to apply. Deadline: Dec. 31. Scholarshippoints Scholarship Another quick and easy scholarship contest? Yep! Just fill out a registration form for a chance to win a $1,000 or $10,000 scholarship. Students planning to attend college at least half-time during the academic year are eligible to apply. Deadline: Dec. 31. L. Ron Hubbard’s Illustrators of the Future Sci-fi and fantasy artists, this one’s for you. Create three black and white medium illustrations to be considered for this $500 annual scholarship. As a quarterly winner, you can also compete for a $5,000 grand prize scholarship. All U.S. students are eligible to enter. Deadline: Dec. 31. Humanity Rising Service Challenge The holidays are in full swing, and there’s no better way to celebrate than by giving back to your community. To be considered for this $500 to $2,000 scholarship, high school students 13 years and older must either volunteer at one of the related nonprofit organizations, complete the suggested service activities, or create your own service project. Deadline: Dec. 31. Nutra Pure HCG Scholarship Passionate about health and fitness? High school and college students should write an essay of at least 500 words addressing the topic of obesity for a chance to win this $500 annual scholarship. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 and above in order to be considered. Deadline: Dec. 31. National High School Poetry Contest Roses are red, violets are blue, this scholarship is worth $500, so you should apply! Submit a poem of 20 lines or less and you could be considered for a $100 or $500 scholarship. Current high school students can apply. Deadline: Dec. 31. Unigo Top Ten List Scholarship Give us ten reasons you love yourself and why you should win this $1,500 scholarship, and you might just convince us. Students 13 years and older are eligible to apply. Deadline: Dec. 31. Want more scholarship opportunities? Check out our Scholarship Match to find the perfect scholarships for you.