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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!

Shelving.com Business Scholarship

The Shelving.com Business Scholarship is available for U.S. business majors who have a grade point average of 2.8 or higher.

Total: $1500 Awards:  3
Deadline:  July 21
2019

DirectTextbook.com College Essay Contest Scholarship

This essay contest is open to U.S. undergraduate students who have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

Total: $3000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  July 25
2019

$5,000 Easy Scholarship: Donate A Book to Your Local Library!

The (Don't) Read This Book Contest is available for U.S. and Canadian students between the ages of 13 and 25 who donate a book to a local library.

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

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:  July 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:  July 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:  July 31
2019

Course Hero July 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:  July 31
2019

Platt Family Scholarship Prize Essay Contest

International and U.S. full-time students attending a U.S. college are eligible to enter this essay contest. Students must have been enrolled in college during the spring 2019 semester to be eligible.

Total: $1500 Awards:  3
Deadline:  July 31
2019

$5,000 Easy Scholarship: Call for a More Inclusive Definition of "Black" in the Dictionary

The Redefine Black 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:  August 5
2019

The Law Offices of Joel J. Kofsky Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. incoming and current undergraduate and graduate students. Students must submit a 2-3 minute essay on the current year's topic to apply.

Total: $1500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  August 15
2019

Grasshopper Entrepreneur Scholarship

This scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students attending accredited institutions in the U.S. during the current year's spring, summer, or fall semesters. Students must submit an essay discussing the required topic relating to entrepreneurship.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  August 30
2019