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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!

Grasshopper Entrepreneur Scholarship

This scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students attending accredited institutions in the U.S. during the current year's spring, summer, or fall semesters. Students must submit an essay discussing the required topic relating to entrepreneurship.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  April 30

A Voice for Animals High School Essay Contest

This award is available for high school students 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

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:  May 01

Ayn Rand - Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest

Current high school seniors and undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply for this award. To enter, each student must write an essay of 800 to 1,600 words discussing 'Atlas Shrugged'; students must select one of the specific essay prompts listed on the Ayn Rand Institute website.

Total: $20000 Awards:  84
Deadline:  May 15

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:  May 15

The Law Offices of Joel J. Kofsky Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. incoming and current undergraduate and graduate students. Students must submit an essay on the current year's topic to apply.

Total: $1500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  May 18

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 25

#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: $2018 Awards:  1
Deadline:  May 30

MBA Scholarship Essay Contest

This scholarship is available for U.S. students (ages 18 and older) who are enrolled in an MBA program by August 2019.

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 18

Horse Sense Essay Contest

The Horse Sense, Street Smarts Scholarship contest is available for U.S. students between the ages of 18 and 22 who submit two original essays in response to quotes found in Don W. Hodge's book "Horse Sense, Street Smarts."

Total: $1000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  June 22

Richard Harris Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. high school seniors and current undergraduate & graduate students. Students must be a declared major in a STEM field and must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $2500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  June 23