Luck of the Draw: Contest & Sweepstakes Scholarships

Contest and sweepstakes scholarships are fast, easy-to-enter and commonly offer opportunities for multiple entries.

Elizabeth Hoyt

September 28, 2016

Luck of the Draw: Contest & Sweepstakes Scholarships

What’s great about contests and sweepstakes? They’re essentially scholarships that take very little time or effort and everyone has the opportunity to win.

This scholarship category levels playing field for all students who enter because everyone adheres to the same entry criteria.

Many even offer multiple entries if you choose to take advantage of them (which you should).

To help better organize your scholarship and internship search, please note that the following scholarships for writers are listed according to deadline, with the earliest deadline appearing at the top of the page. Deadlines that vary will appear at the bottom of each list.

Check out some of our favorite contest and sweepstakes style scholarships, which choose winners at random, or have special offers for students:

$1,000 Market Research Scholarship Drawing

Deadline: 12/31/16
Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000

Massfinity will award $1,000 to one lucky user who joins our partner site, Harris Poll Online. By completing the one-page sign up form (basic information and it’s free!), you’ll enter in for a chance to win the $1,000 Market Research Scholarship automatically. It’s the easiest scholarship application you’ll ever fill out. AND we only use your information to email you unique survey opportunities, like what you think about student loans, or where you want to work after school ends. We need student opinions on world issues, and we’re looking for more students to join our site. Join Harris Poll Online today for free to enter in for a chance to win a $1,000 check, and start receiving awesome online surveys today.

Get more information on the $1,000 Market Research Scholarship Drawing.

$2,500 Christian College Scholarship Drawing

Deadline: 5/31/17
Available to: High School Freshmen through High School Juniors
Award Amount: $2,500

Request Christian college information and enter our $2,500 annual Christian college scholarship drawing. The winner may use the scholarship to attend any Christian college in the U.S. or Canada.

Get more information on the $2,500 Christian College Scholarship Drawing.

$500 Class of 2017 Scholarship

Deadline: 6/01/17
Available to: High School Seniors
Award Amount: $500

You’re half way done with high school. You’re almost the big man/woman on campus. So, now what? Hopefully, you’re ready to begin or further your college and scholarship search! That’s where we come in. Not only do we offer the largest source of college reviews, but we award more than $50,000 every year in scholarship money.

Lucky for you, we set up a $500 scholarship for high school juniors in the class of 2017. The scholarship can be used to fund your college search process (think “campus visit scholarship” or “test prep scholarship”) or can be applied to any education related expenses. To apply for the $500 High School Junior Scholarship, simply login or register for a free account.

Get more information on the $500 Class of 2017 Scholarship.

Constitution Connection

Deadline: Varies
Available to: High School Seniors through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $25 Every Two Weeks

Want to raise the minimum wage? Should the government pay for college? Comment on the new Bill of Rights Institute debate platform Constitution Connection and be entered in for a chance to win $25!

Get more information on the Constitution Connection.

Fastweb Invite a Friend Sweepstakes

Deadline: Last day of every month; refreshes monthly
Available to: All Fastweb members (minimum age 13 years)
Award Amount: $500

The Fastweb Invite a Friend Sweepstakes is open to registered Fastweb members who are legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, and who are at least thirteen (13) years of age.

You must log into your Fastweb account to obtain your personal referral link.

For each person who registers for Fastweb via your personal referral link during the Promotion Period, you and your referral will entered as a pair into the monthly drawing.

Get more information on the Fastweb Invite a Friend Sweepstakes.

CKSF Scholarship Competition

Deadline: Varies
Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $2,500

The CKSF Scholarships are available to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students in the U.S. You must register to participate in scholarship quizzes that test your knowledge of topics ranging from general “common knowledge” to specific academic subjects, books, websites, and even movies. You will be scored based on a combination of time and accuracy. Students with the highest scores at the end of each competition win.

Learn more about the CKSF Scholarship Competition.

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