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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!

Patriot's Pen Essay Writing Contest

U.S. students enrolled in grades six through eight are eligible for this award. Students must submit a typewritten essay between 300 and 400 words in length on the current year's topic.

Total: $5000 Awards:  54
Deadline:  October 31
2018

Innate $1000 Scholarship

The Innate.com $1,000 Scholarship is available for U.S. residents who are 13 years of age or older. To be considered, applicants must complete an assessment profile and submit an essay in response to the results. Click here to learn more and apply today!

Total: $1000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  October 31
2018

CourseHero October Midterms 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:  October 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:  October 31
2018

PAVE 2018 International Student Design Competition

The PAVE International Design Competition is open to undergraduate students around the world who submit a design proposal based on the current year's project guidelines.

Total: $8000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  November 1
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: $1000 Awards:  6
Deadline:  November 1
2018

"Show Us Your Best Milk Moustache" Scholarship Contest

Arizona residents or students attending Arizona schools are eligible for this award. Students must be 17 years of age or have parental consent. To enter, students must submit a milk moustache photo with a visible dairy product and description.

Total: $12000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  November 11
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

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: $1000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  November 16
2018

Maryknoll Student Essay Contest

This essay contest is open to U.S. students in grades 6-12. Students must submit an essay on the current year's topic; essays must be written in English.

Total: $1000 Awards:  6
Deadline:  November 16
2018

cuLearn Scholarship Drawing

The cuLearn Scholarship Drawing is available for U.S. students who are over the age of 18. Applicants must live in a state other than New York, Florida, and Rhode Island.

Total: $2018 Awards:  22
Deadline:  November 17
2018

Scholarship for Outdoor Lovers

This scholarship is available for graduating high school seniors, undergraduate students, and graduate students who submit an original essay on a memorable experience they had in nature.

Total: $2000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  November 24
2018