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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!

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

Back To School Dorm Decor Scholarship

This scholarship contest is available for U.S. students who submit a short video on how they would ideally furnish a dorm or apartment.

Total: $250 Awards:  2
Deadline:  July 08

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 29

Platt Family Scholarship Prize Essay Contest

International and U.S. full-time students attending a U.S. college are eligible to enter this essay contest. Students must have been enrolled in college during the spring 2015 semester to be eligible.

Total: $1500 Awards:  3
Deadline:  July 31

Atlanta Dental Spa Annual Scholarship

This scholarship contest is available for graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate students who submit an original video of up to 60 seconds in length.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  July 31

DirectTextbook.com College Essay Contest Scholarship

This essay contest is open to U.S. undergraduate students who have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

Total: $5000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  August 01

Sallie Mae Plan for College Sweepstakes

The Sallie Mae Plan for College Sweepstakes is available for U.S. students who are 18 years of age or older. To apply, applicants must register an account with Sallie Mae.

Total: $1000 Awards:  12
Deadline:  August 31

VidgoTV.com Scholarship

The VidgoTV.com scholarship program is available for U.S. undergraduate students who submit an essay on one of the specified television and entertainment topics.

Total: $2000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  September 01

GM Genius

The GM Genius Scholarship Contest is available for U.S. high school students who are between the ages of 13 and 19. To be considered, applicants must participate in a weekly fantasy football league that includes short educational videos and quizzes about leadership and critical thinking.

Total: $5000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  September 02

DirectTextbook.com Haiku Contest Scholarship

This Haiku contest is open to U.S. undergraduate students who have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher.

Total: $500 Awards:  6
Deadline:  September 18