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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!

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

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

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

Money Metals Exchange Scholarship Program

The Money Metals Exchange Scholarship Program is available for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who submit an essay of approximately 1,000 words on one of the monetary or currency-related topics listed at the provider's website.

Total: $2000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  September 30

Patriot's Pen Essay Writing Contest

U.S. students enrolled in grades six through eight are eligible for this award. Students must submit a typewritten essay between 300 and 400 words in length on the current year's topic.

Total: $5000 Awards:  54
Deadline:  October 31

MigVapor Essay Contest

This scholarship is available for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who submit an original essay on the dangers of smoking and tobacco.

Total: $1000 Awards:  6
Deadline:  November 01

PAVE 2018 International Student Design Competition

The PAVE International Design Competition is open to undergraduate students around the world who submit a design proposal based on the current year's project guidelines.

Total: $8000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  November 01

"Show Us Your Best Milk Moustache" Scholarship Contest

Arizona residents or students attending Arizona schools are eligible for this award. Students must be 17 years of age or have parental consent. To enter, students must submit a milk moustache photo with a visible dairy product and description.

Total: $12000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  November 11