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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!

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 01

BBB Northwest Students of Integrity Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. high school seniors in Alaska, Oregon, and Western Washington State. To apply, applicants must submit an original video that educates consumers about common business and financial scams.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 11

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:  March 15

'Growing Up Asian in America' Art and Writing Contest

Students in grades K through 12 and who are of all backgrounds including those of Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Afghani, Cambodian, Native Hawaiian, Pakistani, Thai, other South Asian, Southeast Asian, Asian, Pacific Islander ethnic groups or those of mixed heritage are invited to submit entries. Students must reside in one of the following counties in California: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, or Sonoma.

Total: $1000 Awards:  18
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:  March 29

PlumbersStock Student Scholarship Contest

This scholarship contest is open to high school seniors and currently enrolled students who plan to have a career in plumbing, HVAC, or sprinkler/irrigation systems (or a related field such as construction management). Students must submit a "how to" video on a home repair topic to apply.

Total: $2000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  March 31

Young American Patriotic Art Contest

This contest is available to all high school students. The applicant must be attending school in the same state as the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Auxiliary that sponsors him/her.

Total: $10000 Awards:  8
Deadline:  March 31

Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP Scholarship Program

This scholarship contest is open to U.S. high school seniors and current college/university students. Students must submit an essay to be considered; public voting for finalists' essays will determine the winners.

Total: $1000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  April 05

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:  April 15

Ayn Rand - Anthem Essay Contest

U.S. and international students who are currently enrolled in eighth, ninth or tenth grade are eligible to apply for this award. To enter, students must write an essay of 600 to 1,200 words on one of the three topics listed on the Ayn Rand Institute website.

Total: $2000 Awards:  240
Deadline:  April 25

Ayn Rand - Fountainhead Essay Contest

High school juniors and seniors are eligible to apply for this award. To enter, students must write an essay of 800 to 1,600 words on one of the three topics listed on the Ayn Rand Institute website.

Total: $10000 Awards:  236
Deadline:  April 25

Ortho Dermatologic Graduate Scholar Award

This scholarship is available for U.S. graduate students who have been diagnosed with and treated for a dermatological condition. Applicants must submit an original essay and complete an online application form to be considered.

Total: $10000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  April 26