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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!

Ortho Dermatologic Undergraduate Scholar Award

This scholarship is available for U.S. undergraduate 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

A Voice for Animals High School Essay Contest

This award is available for high school students in Alameda, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara Counties who are under the age of 19. Students must submit an original essay accompanied by photographs, create a Blog/Facebook page, or create an original video that examines either the mistreatment of one animal species or one cause of animal suffering, occurring anywhere in the world, and possible measures to reduce it.

Total: $500 Awards:  17
Deadline:  April 30

IP Video Contest

This video contest is open to students ages 16 and older who are residents of the United States, the District of Columbia, or U.S. territories and possessions. Students must submit an orginal video on a topic relating to the importance of the patent system.

Total: $5000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  April 30

MindSumo and Meteorological Service of Canada Challenge

The MindSumo and Meteorological Service of Canada Challenge is available for U.S. and international participants who submit proposals about potential improvements and upgrades to the MSC weather app.

Total: $1000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  May 01

Cafe Bustelo® El Café Del Futuro Scholarship Essay Contest

This scholarship is open to U.S. legal permanent residents who are 18 years of age or older and currently enrolled full time in a HACU member institution. Students must be of Latino descent.

Total: $5000 Awards:  9
Deadline:  May 24

#ArriveAliveTX Distracted Driving Scholarship

The #ArriveAliveTX Distracted Driving Scholarship is available for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  May 31

Ocean Awareness Student Contest

This scholarship contest is available for middle school and high school students in the U.S. Applicants must submit an original work of art, poetry, prose, or film that discusses a specific aspect of ocean pollution.

Total: $1500 Awards:  28
Deadline:  June 17

Jim Dodson Law Scholarship

This scholarship is available for undergraduate students in who have a grade point average of 2.75 or higher. Applicants must be diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury or provide care for someone who has.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  June 20

FFRF College Essay Competition - Michael Hakeem Memorial Award

This writing contest is for currently enrolled North American undergraduate students who consider themselves to be atheist/agnostic/freethinkers/unbelievers. Students must be 24 years of age or younger.

Total: $3500 Awards:  12
Deadline:  July 01

'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:  July 04

Goedeker's College Scholarship

This award is for U.S. high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $500 Awards:  3
Deadline:  July 07

Shelving.com Business Scholarship

The Shelving.com Business Scholarship is available for U.S. business majors who have a grade point average of 2.8 or higher.

Total: $1500 Awards:  3
Deadline:  July 21