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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!

TicketCity Annual College Scholarship Program

This scholarship essay contest is open to U.S. college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who are enrolled full time in an accredited four-year university in the United States. Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

Total: $3000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 01

Slipstream Poetry Contest

This award is for students who have an interest in writing poetry. The applicant may be a high school senior, undergraduate or graduate student.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 01

Center for Alcohol Policy Essay Contest

This essay contest is open to all persons who are over the age of 18 as of the entry deadline date. Essays of all formats are accepted as long as they are on the current year's topic.

Total: $5000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  December 07

Pretty Lightroom Presets Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. high school seniors and undergraduate students who submit an original essay of between 800 and 1,000 words in length.

Total: $500 Awards:  2
Deadline:  December 15

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:  December 30

Express Medical Supply Scholarship Program

This scholarship contest is available for currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students studying in the U.S. Applicants must submit a meme image responding to the topic of this year's contest.

Total: $500 Awards:  2
Deadline:  December 30

ChameleonJohn.com USA University Student Scholarship

This scholarship is open to current and entering college/university students who will attend an institution in the United States. Students must submit short answers to three essay questions to apply.

Total: $500 Awards:  2
Deadline:  December 31

Countdown to College Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. students who are in grades 9-12. Students must sign up for Potential Magazine's weekly email newsletter to be considered.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 04

Drive Smart Digital Short Competition

The Drive Smart Digital Short Competition is available for U.S. students between the ages of 13 and 18 who submit a short digital video that educates on the dangers of distracted driving.

Total: $10000 Awards:  13
Deadline:  January 06

Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum Student Essay Contest

This essay contest is open to U.S. public, private, parochial, or homeschool students in grades 5-12. Students must write an essay on the current year's topic to enter; essays must be accompanied by student and teacher registration forms.

Total: $300 Awards:  12
Deadline:  January 25

Christophers Poster Contest

This award is offered to U.S. and international students who are in grades nine through twelve. To apply, the student must create a poster that includes the statement 'You can make a difference' and illustrate the idea that one person can change the world for the better.

Total: $1000 Awards:  8
Deadline:  February 18