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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!

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

"Search to Learn" Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. high school seniors and college students who have an active .edu email address. Students must be studying marketing or a related field.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  October 14

Slipstream Poetry Contest

This award is for students who have an interest in writing poetry. The applicant may be a high school senior, undergraduate or graduate student.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 01

ChameleonJohn.com USA University Student Scholarship

This scholarship is open to current and entering college/university students who will attend an institution in the United States. Students must submit short answers to three essay questions to apply.

Total: $2000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 15

Ride & Seek Contest

This contest is open to high school and college students under the age of 25 who complete a current contest at DoSomething.org. Additional details about the program can be accessed upon creating a free account at the provider's website.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 15

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

NSSAR George S. and Stella M. Knight Essay Contest

This award is available to U.S. citizens who are high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Students must submit a 800- to 1,200-word essay addressing the questions for this year's essay contest.

Total: $5000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  December 31