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Applying for scholarship contests is a great way to increase your odds of adding free money to your college savings account. These awards are typically quick and easy to apply for and many give you the opportunity to apply each month. If you’re tired of filling out long scholarship applications, writing another essay, or perhaps don’t have the standardized test scores to make a scholarship committee swoon, be sure to add these scholarship contests to your application list. For an even more personalized list of awards, sign up for a free profile today!

Back to School Fall 2018 Scholarship

This scholarship contest is available for U.S. undergraduate students who are at least 16 years of age. To be considered, applicants must register with CourseHero.com and submit an essay in response to the monthly scholarship question.

Total: $5000 Awards:  12
Deadline:  August 31
2018

Sallie Mae Plan for College Sweepstakes

The Sallie Mae Plan for College Sweepstakes is available for U.S. students who are 18 years of age or older. To apply, applicants must register an account with Sallie Mae.

Total: $1000 Awards:  12
Deadline:  August 31
2018

VidgoTV.com Scholarship

The VidgoTV.com scholarship program is available for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who submit an essay on one of the specified television and entertainment topics.

Total: $2000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  September 1
2018

GM Genius

The GM Genius Scholarship Contest is available for U.S. high school students who are between the ages of 13 and 19. To be considered, applicants must participate in a weekly fantasy football league that includes short educational videos and quizzes about leadership and critical thinking.

Total: $5000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  September 2
2018

VIP Voice Scholarship

This Scholarship Sweepstakes is for students who are 13 and older who register and take at least two online surveys.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  September 14
2018

DirectTextbook.com Haiku Contest Scholarship

This Haiku contest is open to U.S. undergraduate students who have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher.

Total: $500 Awards:  6
Deadline:  September 18
2018

Discover Student Loans Scholarship Award

This scholarship sweepstakes is open to U.S. high school seniors and undergraduate students who are 16 years of age or older. Students must plan to attend or be attending an accredited, non-profit, four-year college or university located in the 50 United States, District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico.

Total: $2500 Awards:  20
Deadline:  September 30
2018

Money Metals Exchange Scholarship Program

The Money Metals Exchange Scholarship Program is available for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who submit an essay of approximately 1,000 words on one of the monetary or currency-related topics listed at the provider's website.

Total: $2000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  September 30
2018

"Search to Learn" Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. high school seniors and college students who have an active .edu email address. Students must be studying marketing or a related field.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  October 14
2018

Couponing in College Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. students who reside and attend school in the 50 United States and the District of Columbia and are currently enrolled in a college program. Students must write an essay on couponing and publish it online to apply.

Total: $2500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  October 27
2018

MigVapor Essay Contest

This scholarship is available for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who submit an original essay on the dangers of smoking and tobacco.

Total: $1900 Awards:  6
Deadline:  November 1
2018

'Make It With Wool' Contest

This award is available to high school and undergraduate students 24 years of age or younger who have an interest in sewing, knitting or fashion design. The applicant must live in or attend school in a state that has an American Sheep Industry Association.

Total: $2000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  November 15
2018