Scholarship Contests

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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!

CollegeXpress Scholarship Contest

The CollegeXpress Scholarship contest is available for high school students and undergraduate students who are interested in transfering to a CollegeXpress partner university.

Total: $10000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  May 1

#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

Comedy Defensive Driving Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. students who are planning on or currently attending an accredited college/university or continuing education program. Students must create an advertisement against distracted driving to enter.

Total: $1000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  May 31

Fundera College Scholarship

The Fundera College Scholarship is available for U.S. undergraduate students who submit an original, three-minute video on the topic of starting a new business. Click here to learn more and apply today!

Total: $2000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  June 1

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: $1500 Awards:  28
Deadline:  June 17

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

Goedeker's College Scholarship

This award is for U.S. high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $500 Awards:  3
Deadline:  July 7

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

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

Oleg Fastovsky Outstanding Citizen Scholarship/Essay Contest

This scholarship is open to U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate a commitment to community service and citizenry. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  September 30

"Better than a Loan" Scholarship

The Lendza "Better than a Loan" scholarship is available for current undergraduate students in the U.S. who are 18 years of age or older. To apply, students must submit a completed application, an essay, and must submit a Tweet in response to the question posed in the scholarship application.

Total: $2000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 31

NSSAR George S. and Stella M. Knight Essay Contest

This award is available to U.S. citizens who are high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Students must submit a 800- to 1,200-word essay addressing the questions for this year's essay contest.

Total: $5000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  December 31