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Applying for scholarship essay 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!

Smithsonian.com Photo Contest

This photography contest is open to all photographers who are 18 years of age or older. Photographs are accepted in the following categories: The Natural World; Travel; People; The American Experience; Altered Images; Mobile Photos; Sustainable Travel.

Total: $28000

Awards: 8

Deadline: November 30, 2020

Collegexpress “What are you Thankful for?” Contest

In honoring the Thanksgiving tradition, applicants will be asked to explain what they are thankful for in just one sentence! Applicants must be 13 and over, and a resident of the United States to qualify.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: November 30, 2020

Mark Zinger Memorial Foundation Scholarship

The Zinger Foundation provides financial and other forms of support for future generations of motivated and talented violinists pursuing professional careers in performance and/or teaching—violinists who embody the dedication, passion for music and life, and compassion of Professor Zinger.

Total: $5000

Awards: 2

Deadline: December 01, 2020

Herrman & Herrman Innovation Scholarship

The Herrman & Herrman Innovation Scholarship is available for high school juniors, seniors, and undergraduate students who submit an original essay on the topic of social media and distracted driving.

Total: $12000

Awards: 8

Deadline: December 01, 2020

Civic Expression Award

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the nation’s?longest-running,?most?prestigious?recognition program for creative teens.?Submissions for the 2021 Scholastic Awards?open?on?September 1, 2020. Deadlines?vary?between December 2020?and?January 2021, depending on your region.?Visit our website to find out your regional deadline and how to enter. For more information, contact [email protected]

Total: $6000

Awards: 6

Deadline: December 01, 2020

Uloop Dorm Survey Scholarship

Enter to win $1,000 by writing about your dorm experience!

Total: $2000

Awards: 2

Deadline: December 30, 2020

ULoop $1,000 Off-Campus Survey Scholarship

Write about your college apartment experience and be entered for a chance to win $1,000! Your review can help others find an off-campus apartment that’s right for them.

Total: $2000

Awards: 2

Deadline: December 30, 2020

The ULoop $1,000 Scholarship

Enter to win $1,000 by sharing your dorming experience!

Total: $2000

Awards: 2

Deadline: December 30, 2020

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: $1900

Awards: 4

Deadline: December 31, 2020

FIRE’s Free Speech Essay Contest

This scholarship is open to juniors and seniors in U.S. high schools, including home-schooled students, as well as U.S. citizens attending schools overseas. Additional questions regarding eligibility may be emailed to [email protected] Click to learn more and apply today!

Total: $20000

Awards: 9

Deadline: December 31, 2020

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