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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! 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: $500 Awards:  2
Deadline:  December 31

"Better than a Loan" Scholarship

The Lendza "Better than a Loan" scholarship is available for current undergraduate students in the U.S. who are 18 years of age or older. To apply, students must submit a completed application, an essay, and must submit a Tweet in response to the question posed in the scholarship application.

Total: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 31

Comedy Defensive Driving Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. students who are planning on or currently attending an accredited college/university or continuing education program. Students must create an advertisement against distracted driving to enter.

Total: $1000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  December 31

$5,000 Easy Scholarship: Share an Anti-Vaping Guide

The Hit We'll Take contest is available for U.S. and Canadian students between the ages of 13 and 25. To apply for this award, students must register with and complete the associated project.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 31

Fundera College Scholarship

The Fundera College Scholarship is available for U.S. undergraduate students who submit an original, three-minute video on the topic of starting a new business. Click here to learn more and apply today!

Total: $2000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  January 01

Countdown to College Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. students who are in grades 9-12. Students must sign up for Potential Magazine's weekly email newsletter to be considered.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 04

Express Medical Supply Scholarship Program

This scholarship contest is available for currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students studying in the U.S. Applicants must submit a meme image responding to the topic of this year's contest.

Total: $500 Awards:  2
Deadline:  January 06

Center for Alcohol Policy Essay Contest

This essay contest is open to all persons who are over the age of 18 as of the entry deadline date. Essays of all formats are accepted as long as they are on the current year's topic.

Total: $5000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  January 17

Christophers Poster Contest

This award is offered to U.S. and international students who are in grades nine through twelve. To apply, the student must create a poster that includes the statement 'You can make a difference' and illustrate the idea that one person can change the world for the better.

Total: $1000 Awards:  8
Deadline:  February 18

Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum Student Essay Contest

This essay contest is open to U.S. public, private, parochial, or homeschool students in grades 5-12. Students must write an essay on the current year's topic to enter; essays must be accompanied by student and teacher registration forms.

Total: $300 Awards:  12
Deadline:  February 23

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

Annual Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship

The Annual Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship is available for U.S. students who are 14 years or older. To enter, students must create an original design for a greeting card.

Total: $10000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 02