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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!

Ortho Dermatologic Graduate Scholar Award

This scholarship is available for U.S. graduate 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

Ortho Dermatologic Dermatology Woman Scholar Award

This scholarship is available for U.S. mothers 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

grownish & broke- Student Loan Payoff

Applicants must be US Residents, over 18 years of age, and a current undergraduate or graduate student or alumni.

Total: $150000

Awards: 3

Deadline: April 30

A Voice for Animals High School Essay Contest

This award is available for high school students in Alameda, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara Counties who are under the age of 19. Students must submit an original essay accompanied by photographs, create a Blog/Facebook page, or create an original video that examines either the mistreatment of one animal species or one cause of animal suffering, occurring anywhere in the world, and possible measures to reduce it.

Total: $300

Awards: 17

Deadline: April 30

MindSumo and Meteorological Service of Canada Challenge

The MindSumo and Meteorological Service of Canada Challenge is available for U.S. and international participants who submit proposals about potential improvements and upgrades to the MSC weather app.

Total: $333

Awards: 5

Deadline: May 01

Cafe Bustelo® El Café Del Futuro Scholarship Essay Contest

This scholarship is open to U.S. legal permanent residents who are 18 years of age or older and currently enrolled full time in a HACU member institution. Students must be of Latino descent.

Total: $5000

Awards: 9

Deadline: May 24

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: 2

Deadline: May 30

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 and fill out an application form. Each year twelve awards are offered annually. Click here to learn more and apply today!

Total: $1000

Awards: 12

Deadline: May 31

#ArriveAliveTX Distracted Driving Scholarship

The #ArriveAliveTX Distracted Driving Scholarship is available for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: May 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: $2000

Awards: 3

Deadline: June 01

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