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Applying for scholarship essay 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!

Course Hero January Sweepstakes

Enter for a chance to win $4,000 by uploading your study documents!

Total: $4000

Awards: 1

Deadline: January 31, 2021

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: $2250

Awards: 8

Deadline: February 18, 2021

Doodle for Google

The Doodle 4 Google competition is offered annually for students in grades K-12. To apply, one must submit a sketch or image including the Google logo in the context of this year’s theme. All doodles must be sent no later than the deadline. Click here to learn more and apply today!

Total: $100000

Awards: 5

Deadline: February 26, 2021

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: $2500

Awards: 5

Deadline: February 28, 2021

Penguin Random House Creative Writing Awards

The Penguin Random House Creative Writing Awards is available to U.S. high school seniors, nationwide. Applications open in November. Since 1993, this program has awarded more than $2.7 million to public high school students for original poetry, memoir/personal essay, fiction/drama, and spoken-word compositions.

Total: $50000

Awards: 5

Deadline: March 02, 2021

Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship Contest

U.S. residents aged 14 or older who will be attending school in the fall are eligible to participate. Applicants must design a greeting card.

Total: $10000

Awards: 1

Deadline: March 09, 2021

PlumbersStock Student Scholarship Contest

This scholarship contest is open to high school seniors and currently enrolled students who plan to have a career in plumbing, HVAC, or sprinkler/irrigation systems (or a related field such as construction management). Students must submit a “how to” video on a home repair topic to apply.

Total: $3000

Awards: 3

Deadline: March 31, 2021

Don’t Mess With Texas Scholarship

This award is for U.S. high school seniors in Texas who have taken leadership roles to prevent litter in their schools and/or communities. Students must pursue a two- or four-year degree at a university or college in Texas.

Total: $9000

Awards: 3

Deadline: March 31, 2021

EStudent Loan Scholarship

Open to all students, 18 years or older, who are full or part time students who are either U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Winners are informed within 90 days of the submission deadline.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: March 31, 2021

National Peace Essay Contest

Students whose parents are not in the Foreign Service are eligible to participate if they are in grades nine through twelve in any of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. territories, or if they are U.S. citizens/lawful permanent residents attending high school overseas. Students may be attending a public, private, or parochial school. Entries from home-schooled students are also accepted.

Total: $5000

Awards: 2

Deadline: April 05, 2021

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