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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!

Ocean Awareness Student Contest

This scholarship contest is available for middle school and high school students in the U.S. Applicants must submit an original work of art, poetry, prose, or film that discusses a specific aspect of ocean pollution.

Total: $350

Awards: 28

Deadline: June 15

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: $5000

Awards: 12

Deadline: May 31

grownish & broke- Student Loan Payoff

Applicants must be US Residents, over 18 years of age, and a current undergraduate or graduate student or alumni.

Total: $150000

Awards: 3

Deadline: April 30

Zavodnick, Zavodnick & Lasky Essay Contest

The Zavodnick, Zavodnick & Lasky Essay Contest is available for U.S. high school seniors and college students who submit an essay in response to this year’s topic.

Total: $1000

Awards: 2

Deadline: May 30

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: $72

Awards: 240

Deadline: May 28

Abrahamson & Uiterwyk Scholarship Essay Contest

This essay contest is open to U.S. citizens who are 18 years of age or older. Students must be high school seniors or current first-year students enrolled at a college or university.

Total: $1500

Awards: 2

Deadline: July 31

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: $2000

Awards: 3

Deadline: June 01

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: May 31

Blrt Scholarship Program

This scholarship is available for U.S. and international undergraduate students who submit an original Blrt document of up to 60 seconds in length. Students may download the required software upon registration in to the program.

Total: $500

Awards: 1

Deadline: 

FFRF College Essay Competition – Michael Hakeem Memorial Award

This writing contest is for currently enrolled North American undergraduate students who consider themselves to be atheist/agnostic/freethinkers/unbelievers. Students must be 24 years of age or younger.

Total: $1500

Awards: 12

Deadline: July 01

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