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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!

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: $300

Awards: 17

Deadline: April 30

MindSumo and Meteorological Service of Canada Challenge

The MindSumo and Meteorological Service of Canada Challenge is available for U.S. and international participants who submit proposals about potential improvements and upgrades to the MSC weather app.

Total: $333

Awards: 5

Deadline: May 01

Cafe Bustelo® El Café Del Futuro Scholarship Essay Contest

This scholarship is open to U.S. legal permanent residents who are 18 years of age or older and currently enrolled full time in a HACU member institution. Students must be of Latino descent.

Total: $5000

Awards: 9

Deadline: May 24

#ArriveAliveTX Distracted Driving Scholarship

The #ArriveAliveTX Distracted Driving Scholarship is available for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: May 31

Jim Dodson Law Scholarship

This scholarship is available for undergraduate students in who have a grade point average of 2.75 or higher. Applicants must be diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury or provide care for someone who has.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: June 20

‘Signal Grace’ Scholarship Essay Contest

This essay contest is open to U.S. high school and college students who submit an essay on the book “Signal Grace” by T.M. Yates. Students must attend a U.S. institution, except for students residing in or attending school in Rhode Island.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: July 04

CollegeFindMe Independence Video Contest

The CollegeFindMe Independence Video Contest is available for high school students in the U.S. who are 14 years of age or older.

Total: $150

Awards: 1

Deadline: July 31

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

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

PAVE 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: $4500

Awards: 4

Deadline: November 07

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