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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!

Center for Alcohol Policy Essay Contest

This essay contest is open to all persons who are over the age of 18 as of the entry deadline date. Essays of all formats are accepted as long as they are on the current year's topic.

Total: $5000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  December 7
2018

VIP Voice Scholarship

This Scholarship Sweepstakes is for students who are 13 and older who register and take at least two online surveys.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 14
2018

Pretty Lightroom Presets Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. high school seniors and undergraduate students who submit an original essay of between 800 and 1,000 words in length.

Total: $500 Awards:  2
Deadline:  December 15
2018

Express Medical Supply Scholarship Program

This scholarship contest is available for currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students studying in the U.S. Applicants must submit a meme image responding to the topic of this year's contest.

Total: $500 Awards:  2
Deadline:  December 30
2018

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:  December 31
2018

"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
2018

ChameleonJohn.com USA University Student Scholarship

This scholarship is open to current and entering college/university students who will attend an institution in the United States. Students must submit short answers to three essay questions to apply.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 31
2018

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
2018

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:  January 1
2019

Drive Smart Digital Short Competition

The Drive Smart Digital Short Competition is available for U.S. students between the ages of 13 and 18 who submit a short digital video that educates on the dangers of distracted driving.

Total: $10000 Awards:  13
Deadline:  January 6
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:  January 31
2019

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: $500 Awards:  20
Deadline:  February 28
2019