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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!

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:  December 31
2019

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:  11
Deadline:  December 31
2019

Get Schooled $1,000 No Essay Scholarship

The Get Schooled $1,000 No Essay Scholarship is available for students between 17 and 24 years of age who are currently enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited postsecondary university during the upcoming fall semester.

Total: $1000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  December 31
2019

$5,000 Easy Scholarship: Share an Anti-Vaping Guide

The Hit We'll Take contest is available for U.S. and Canadian students between the ages of 13 and 25. To apply for this award, students must register with DoSomething.org and complete the associated project.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 31
2019

CollegeXpress Scholarship

The CollegeXpress Scholarship contest is available for middle school and high school students and undergraduate students who are interested in transfering to a CollegeXpress partner university.

Total: $10000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 31
2019

VIP Voice Rewards

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

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 31
2019

NSSAR George S. and Stella M. Knight Essay Contest

This award is available to U.S. citizens who are high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Students must submit a 800- to 1,200-word essay addressing the questions for this year's essay contest.

Total: $5000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  December 31
2019

ChameleonJohn.com USA University Student Scholarship

This scholarship is open to current and entering college/university students who will attend an institution in the United States. Students must submit short answers to three essay questions to apply.

Total: $500 Awards:  2
Deadline:  December 31
2019

Comedy Defensive Driving Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. students who are planning on or currently attending an accredited college/university or continuing education program. Students must create an advertisement against distracted driving to enter.

Total: $1000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  December 31
2019

"Better than a Loan" Scholarship

The Lendza "Better than a Loan" scholarship is available for current undergraduate students in the U.S. who are 18 years of age or older. To apply, students must submit a completed application, an essay, and must submit a Tweet in response to the question posed in the scholarship application.

Total: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 31
2019

NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund Youth Essay Contest

This contest is available for students currently enrolled in elementary, junior high or high school during the 2014-2015 school year. To apply, applicants must submit a short essay response to the question listed at the website.

Total: $475 Awards:  8
Deadline:  December 31
2019

Fundera College Scholarship

The Fundera College Scholarship is available for U.S. undergraduate students who submit an original, three-minute video on the topic of starting a new business. Click here to learn more and apply today!

Total: $2000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  January 1
2020