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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!

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

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: 

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

BMW of Freeport Scholarship Program

This scholarship is available for U.S. high school seniors and college freshman who submit an original essay in response to the topic prompt provided at the BMW of Freeport website. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher to be eligible for consideration.

Total: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  August 03

'Signal Grace' Scholarship Essay Contest

This essay contest is open to U.S. high school and college students who submit an essay on the book "Signal Grace" by T.M. Yates. Students must attend a U.S. institution, except for students residing in or attending school in Rhode Island.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  August 10

Connext Go Fund Yourself

The Connext Go Fund Yourself Scholarship is available for U.S. students who are 16 years of age or older. To apply, applicants must submit a short essay about funding for college.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  August 31

DirectTextbook.com Haiku Contest Scholarship

This Haiku contest is open to U.S. undergraduate students who have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher.

Total: $500 Awards:  6
Deadline:  September 10