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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!

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

Zavodnick, Zavodnick & Lasky Essay Contest

The Zavodnick, Zavodnick & Lasky Essay Contest is available for U.S. high school seniors and college students who submit an essay in response to this year's topic.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  June 30

IP Video Contest

This video contest is open to students ages 13 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:  5
Deadline:  July 01

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: $3000 Awards:  7
Deadline:  July 01