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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!

Ayn Rand - Anthem Essay Contest

U.S. and international students who are currently enrolled in eighth, ninth or tenth grade are eligible to apply for this award. To enter, students must write an essay of 600 to 1,200 words on one of the three topics listed on the Ayn Rand Institute website.

Total: $2000 Awards:  240
Deadline:  April 25
2019

Ayn Rand - Fountainhead Essay Contest

High school juniors and seniors are eligible to apply for this award. To enter, students must write an essay of 800 to 1,600 words on one of the three topics listed on the Ayn Rand Institute website.

Total: $10000 Awards:  236
Deadline:  April 25
2019

Ortho Dermatologic Undergraduate Scholar Award

This scholarship is available for U.S. undergraduate students who have been diagnosed with and treated for a dermatological condition. Applicants must submit an original essay and complete an online application form to be considered.

Total: $10000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  April 26
2019

Ortho Dermatologic Graduate Scholar Award

This scholarship is available for U.S. graduate students who have been diagnosed with and treated for a dermatological condition. Applicants must submit an original essay and complete an online application form to be considered.

Total: $10000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  April 26
2019

Ortho Dermatologic Dermatology Woman Scholar Award

This scholarship is available for U.S. mothers who have been diagnosed with and treated for a dermatological condition. Applicants must submit an original essay and complete an online application form to be considered.

Total: $10000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  April 26
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:  April 30
2019

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:  April 30
2019

A Voice for Animals High School Essay Contest

This award is available for high school students in Alameda, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara Counties who are under the age of 19. Students must submit an original essay accompanied by photographs, create a Blog/Facebook page, or create an original video that examines either the mistreatment of one animal species or one cause of animal suffering, occurring anywhere in the world, and possible measures to reduce it.

Total: $500 Awards:  17
Deadline:  April 30
2019

Untangle the Web

The Untangle the Web contest is available for U.S. and Canadian students between the ages of 13 and 25. To apply, applicants must register with DoSomething.org and complete a short online quiz.

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

CourseHero April 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:  April 30
2019