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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!

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

PAVE 2018 International Student Design Competition

The PAVE International Design Competition is open to undergraduate students around the world who submit a design proposal based on the current year's project guidelines.

Total: $8000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  November 01

MigVapor Essay Contest

This scholarship is available for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who submit an original essay on the dangers of smoking and tobacco.

Total: $1000 Awards:  6
Deadline:  November 01

"Show Us Your Best Milk Moustache" Scholarship Contest

Arizona residents or students attending Arizona schools are eligible for this award. Students must be 17 years of age or have parental consent. To enter, students must submit a milk moustache photo with a visible dairy product and description.

Total: $12000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  November 11

'Make It With Wool' Contest

This award is available to high school and undergraduate students 24 years of age or younger who have an interest in sewing, knitting or fashion design. The applicant must live in or attend school in a state that has an American Sheep Industry Association.

Total: $2000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  November 15

Maryknoll Student Essay Contest

This essay contest is open to U.S. students in grades 6-12. Students must submit an essay on the current year's topic; essays must be written in English.

Total: $1000 Awards:  6
Deadline:  November 16

Couponing in College Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. students who reside and attend school in the 50 United States and the District of Columbia and are currently enrolled in a college program. Students must write an essay on couponing and publish it online to apply.

Total: $1000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  November 16

cuLearn Scholarship Drawing

The cuLearn Scholarship Drawing is available for U.S. students who are over the age of 18. Applicants must live in a state other than New York, Florida, and Rhode Island.

Total: $2018 Awards:  22
Deadline:  November 17

Young Innovators to Watch

The Young Innovators to Watch contest is open to U.S. students between the ages of 13 - 19 who submit a project or innovation that shows technical or scientific creativity. Applicants may work individually or in small teams.

Total: $1000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  November 27

Smithsonian.com Photo Contest

This photography contest is open to all photographers who are 18 years of age or older. Photographs are accepted in the following categories: The Natural World; Travel; People; The American Experience; Altered Images; Mobile Photos; Sustainable Travel.

Total: $2500 Awards:  8
Deadline:  November 30