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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!

Jungle Scout Scholar Program

The Jungle Scout Scholars Program is available for U.S. undergraduate students who submit a short pitch for a ecommerce solution of SaaS product. Students must be majoring in business, entrepreneurship or computer science.

Total: $2000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  January 15

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

Strong Roots Scholarship and Essay Contest

This scholarship is open to U.S. high school seniors, undergraduates, and graduate students who possess an interest in community building as demonstrated by their resume and application essay. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 31

A Voice for Animals High School Essay Contest

This award is available for high school students who are under the age of 19. Students must submit an original essay accompanied by photographs, create a Blog/Facebook page, or create an original video that examines either the mistreatment of one animal species or one cause of animal suffering, occurring anywhere in the world, and possible measures to reduce it.

Total: $500 Awards:  17
Deadline:  April 30

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

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

Youth Free Expression Film Contest

U.S. residents aged 19 or younger are eligible to enter this film-making contest. Students must submit a four-minute film on a specified censorship topic.

Total: $5000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  March 15

Clean Air Choice® Biodiesel Essay Scholarship

This essay contest is open to Minnesota high school seniors who wish to continue their education after high school. Students must write a 1,000-word essay on a biodiesel topic to apply.

Total: $1000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  April 07

PICPA Student Writing Competition

This writing competition is open to graduate and undergraduate accounting and business majors. Students must attend Pennsylvania colleges/universities or maintain a permanent residence in Pennsylvania.

Total: $3000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  April 13

AMERIgreen Video Essay Challenge

This video contest is available for elementary, middle, high school, and undergraduate students in Deleware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. To apply, students must submit an original video of up to thirty seconds that responds to the topic prompt provided at the AMERIgreen website.

Total: $2000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  May 25

Brave New Schools Competition

This scholarship is available for U.S. students between the ages of 13 and 24 who submit an original video that addresses the topic of the competition: ReThink the Brave New Schools of our future.

Total: $4000 Awards:  25
Deadline:  June 18

"From Failure To Promise" Essay Contest

This award is for U.S. high school and college students with a grade point average of 2.5 or higher that submits an essay to the topic listed on the providers’ website.

Total: $10000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  July 31