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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!

Michigan First Scholarship Competition – College Division

This scholarship competition is open to current undergraduate and graduate students who are or become members of Michigan First Credit Union and are 17 to 25 years of age. Students must have a grade point average of 2.8 or higher and submit a video.

Total: $6000

Awards: 3

Deadline: February 01

Michigan First Scholarship Competition – High School Division

This scholarship competition is open to high school seniors who attend high school in Michigan or are Michigan First Credit Union members attending high school anywhere in the U.S. Students must have a grade point average of 2.8 or higher, and submit a video or essay.

Total: $1811

Awards: 37

Deadline: February 01

Christophers Poster Contest

This award is offered to U.S. and international students who are in grades nine through twelve. To apply, the student must create a poster that includes the statement ‘You can make a difference’ and illustrate the idea that one person can change the world for the better.

Total: $281

Awards: 8

Deadline: February 18

Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum Student Essay Contest

This essay contest is open to U.S. public, private, parochial, or homeschool students in grades 5-12. Students must write an essay on the current year’s topic to enter; essays must be accompanied by student and teacher registration forms.

Total: $135

Awards: 12

Deadline: February 23

International Young Eco-Hero Awards Program

This award program is open to international and U.S. applicants who are 8 to 16 years of age. Applicants must have completed or be completing a project concerning environmental health, advocacy, research, or protection of the natural world.

Total: $300

Awards: 20

Deadline: February 28

Penguin Random House Creative Writing Awards

The Penguin Random House Creative Writing Awards is available to U.S. high school seniors, nationwide.

Total: $50000

Awards: 5

Deadline: March 02

BBB Northwest Students of Integrity Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. high school seniors in Alaska, Oregon, and Western Washington State. To apply, applicants must submit an original video that educates consumers about common business and financial scams.

Total: $5000

Awards: 1

Deadline: March 11

PICPA Student Writing Competition

This writing competition is open to graduate and undergraduate accounting and business majors. Students must attend Pennsylvania colleges/universities or maintain a permanent residence in Pennsylvania.

Total: $2000

Awards: 3

Deadline: March 15

‘Growing Up Asian in America’ Art and Writing Contest

Students in grades K through 12 and who are of all backgrounds including those of Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Afghani, Cambodian, Native Hawaiian, Pakistani, Thai, other South Asian, Southeast Asian, Asian, Pacific Islander ethnic groups or those of mixed heritage are invited to submit entries. Students must reside in one of the following counties in California: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, or Sonoma.

Total: $1000

Awards: 18

Deadline: March 15

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