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Applying for scholarship essay 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!

EStudent Loan Scholarship

Open to all students, 18 years or older, who are full or part time students who are either U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Winners are informed within 90 days of the submission deadline.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: March 31, 2021

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. Click here to learn more and apply today!

Total: $72

Awards: 240

Deadline: April 29, 2021

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: May 05, 2021

CollegeXpress $10,000 Scholarship

Since 1995, CollegeXpress has been online helping students find information about schools, scholarships, and information about higher education. This scholarship contest is available for middle school, high school and undergraduate students who are interested in transferring to a CollegeXpress partner university.

Total: $10000

Awards: 1

Deadline: May 31, 2021

Fundera College Scholarship

The Fundera College Scholarship is available for U.S. undergraduate students who submit an original, three-minute video on the topic of starting a new business. The winner with the best entry will receive $2,000 every semester to be made payable to their to their school. Click here to learn more and apply today!

Total: $2000

Awards: 2

Deadline: June 01, 2021

EducationDynamics $10,000 Minority First Generation Scholarship Contest

This scholarship is open to all minority applicants who are the first in their families to go to college, are at least 17 years of age and are pursuing an associate’s or bachelor’s degree at an accredited post-secondary institution of higher learning or a certificate program. Learn more and apply today!

Total: $10000

Awards: 1

Deadline: June 30, 2021

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: August 30

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

PAVE 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: $4500

Awards: 4

Deadline: November 07

Maryknoll Student Essay Contest

This essay contest is open to U.S. students in grades 6-12. Students must submit an essay on the current year’s topic; essays must be written in English.

Total: $483

Awards: 6

Deadline: November 15

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