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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!

Clean Air Choice® Biodiesel Essay Scholarship

This essay contest is open to Minnesota high school seniors who wish to continue their education after high school. Students must write a 1,000-word essay on a biodiesel topic to apply.

Total: $750

Awards: 2

Deadline: March 29

PlumbersStock Student Scholarship Contest

This scholarship contest is open to high school seniors and currently enrolled students who plan to have a career in plumbing, HVAC, or sprinkler/irrigation systems (or a related field such as construction management). Students must submit a “how to” video on a home repair topic to apply.

Total: $1000

Awards: 3

Deadline: March 31

Young American Patriotic Art Contest

This contest is available to all high school students. The applicant must be attending school in the same state as the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Auxiliary that sponsors him/her.

Total: $2625

Awards: 8

Deadline: March 31

Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP Scholarship Program

This scholarship contest is open to U.S. high school seniors and current college/university students. Students must submit an essay to be considered; public voting for finalists’ essays will determine the winners.

Total: $450

Awards: 5

Deadline: April 05

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: April 15

Youth Free Expression Film Contest

U.S. residents aged 19 or younger are eligible to enter this film-making contest. Students must submit a four-minute film on a specified censorship topic.

Total: $2250

Awards: 3

Deadline: April 15

Dealspotr Couponing in College Scholarship

Applicants must be a United States resident, and currently enrolled in a college program. You must provide a valid .edu email address with your application.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: April 17

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. Click here to learn more and apply today!

Total: $183

Awards: 242

Deadline: April 25

Ortho Dermatologic Undergraduate Scholar Award

This scholarship is available for U.S. undergraduate students who have been diagnosed with and treated for a dermatological condition. Applicants must submit an original essay and complete an online application form to be considered.

Total: $10000

Awards: 3

Deadline: April 26

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