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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!

NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund Youth Essay Contest

This contest is available for students currently enrolled in elementary, junior high or high school during the 2014-2015 school year. To apply, applicants must submit a short essay response to the question listed at the website.

Total: $475 Awards:  8
Deadline:  December 31
2019

"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: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 31
2019

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: 

Young & Free Michigan Scholarship Competition - High School Seniors

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: $10000 Awards:  37
Deadline:  February 01

Young & Free Michigan Scholarship Competition - College Students

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: $10000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  February 01

The Purpose Challenge

The Purpose Challenge program is available for U.S. high school seniors who complete an online toolkit and submit an essay on the topic of purpose and meaning in life. Applicants must be 16 years of age or older, and students under 18 must have their parent's permission.

Total: $25000 Awards:  6
Deadline:  February 01

LiveCareer Education Opportunities Contest

This scholarship contest is open to legal U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older and are full-time students in an accredited school, college, or university. Students must submit an essay addressing the current year's prompt to be considered.

Total: $1500 Awards:  3
Deadline:  February 28

Gradschools.com Military Scholarships Essay Contest

This scholarship is available for U.S. undergraduate students (ages 18 and older) who are military active duty, honorably discharged, veterans, or spouses from any branch of the military.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  February 28

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

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: $5000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  August 01

VidgoTV.com Scholarship

The VidgoTV.com scholarship program is available for U.S. undergraduate students who submit an essay on one of the specified television and entertainment topics.

Total: $2000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  September 01