Scholarship Essay Contests
Not everyone can boast an amazing GPA, a scroll of extracurricular activities, and
top marks on their standardized tests. That doesn’t mean you’re at a disadvantage
when it comes to applying for – and winning – scholarships. It only means you have
to be a little more creative.
If you’re a good writer who is able to come up with essays on a variety of topics,
a scholarship essay contest could be a natural option for you. While some scholarship
essay contests will still ask you to describe those qualities mentioned above as
part of the application process, even if they’re not weighted heavily among the
judges of that award, many more only ask that you produce a thoughtful, well-crafted
essay based on a topic of that scholarship provider’s choice. Some will ask you
to get political, some will challenge you to come up with workable solutions to
problems facing the country, and some will ask you to describe your passion for
a particular field of study or potential career. Luckily for you, even if you’re
struggling to get going on a topic, we have a number of resources to help you come
up with a winning,
effective scholarship essay.
We’ve come up with a list of scholarship essay contests below. They’re not necessarily
average" student, and will require some work on your part as you come up
with that winning essay. But they could feel all the more rewarding once you land
one to help you fund that college education, because you put in that added effort.
For more examples of scholarship essay contests and awards based on other criteria
and interests, conduct a free scholarship search.
ALBA George Watt Memorial Essay Contest
August 01, Annually
The Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA) is pleased to announce the continuing annual competition for the George Watt Memorial Essay prizes. Graduate and undergraduate students from the United States and elsewhere are invited to submit an essay or thesis chapter about any aspect of the Spanish Civil War, the global political or cultural struggles against fascism in 1920s and 1930s, or the [...] More
Bird Dog Foundation Essay Contest
April 15, Annually
The Bird Dog Foundation, Inc. sponsors an annual college scholarship essay contest for all high school seniors from public, private, cdc and home schools. Students must reside in either Tennessee, Mississippi or Arkansas to be eligible to enter. There are no charges or fees required to enter this annual contest.
The Bird Dog Foundation, Inc. has established a scholarship fund to promote interest [...] More
John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest
January 05, Annually
The John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest is the nation's most prestigious honor for elected public servants. The Award was created in 1989 by members of President Kennedy's family to honor President John F. Kennedy and recognize and celebrate the quality of political courage that he admired most.
The Profile in Courage Essay Contest invites high school students to consider the [...] More