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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!

The Law Offices of Joel J. Kofsky Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. incoming and current undergraduate and graduate students. Students must submit a 2-3 minute essay on the current year's topic to apply.

Total: $1500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  August 15

Grasshopper Entrepreneur Scholarship

This scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students attending accredited institutions in the U.S. during the current year's spring, summer, or fall semesters. Students must submit an essay discussing the required topic relating to entrepreneurship.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  August 30

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 18

Ayn Rand - Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest

Current high school seniors and undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply for this award. To enter, each student must write an essay of 800 to 1,600 words discussing 'Atlas Shrugged'; students must select one of the specific essay prompts listed on the Ayn Rand Institute website.

Total: $25000 Awards:  59
Deadline:  September 19

Patriot's Pen Essay Writing Contest

U.S. students enrolled in grades six through eight are eligible for this award. Students must submit a typewritten essay between 300 and 400 words in length on the current year's topic.

Total: $5000 Awards:  54
Deadline:  October 31

PAVE 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 07

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 15

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:  November 15

'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

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 22

TicketCity Annual College Scholarship Program

This scholarship essay contest is open to U.S. college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who are enrolled full time in an accredited four-year university in the United States. Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

Total: $3000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 01

Get Schooled $1,000 No Essay Scholarship

The Get Schooled $1,000 No Essay Scholarship is available for students between 17 and 24 years of age who are currently enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited postsecondary university during the upcoming fall semester.

Total: $1000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  December 31