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Essay Scholarships

Scholarships with essays often have interesting topics which allow you to express your opinion through the written word.

Elizabeth Hoyt

May 14, 2018

Essay Scholarships

If you’re a skilled writer, a few hundred (or even a thousand) words is no biggie.

Students that can easily express themselves through writing flock toward scholarships with interesting essays and the scholarships on this list are just that.

All of the below scholarships require an essay entry – some as short as only 250 words – with interesting essay topics that range from safe driving and technology to America heroes and animal activism.

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.

If you enjoy expressing your opinions through writing, the scholarships on this list await your entries.

$5,000 Course Hero May Scholarship

Deadline: 5/31/18
Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $5,000

Course Hero will post one question online each month and allow registered, eligible entrants up to 150 words to submit a response. Each month, Course Hero will select one winner with the best response from among all Contest entrants. This month’s Contest winner will receive a $5,000 Scholarship, depending on such winner’s eligibility category.

Learn more about the $5,000 Course Hero May Scholarship.

Feldco Scholarship

Deadline: 6/15/2018
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000

The Feldco Scholarship is available to current and prospective college students. To be considered, you must submit a 700 – to 1000 – word essay on the following topic: “How has your family contributed to who you are today?”

Learn more about the Feldco Scholarship.

Teletrac Navman Scholarship Program

Deadline: 6/20/18
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: 2 Awards of $3,000

Teletrac Navman, a global fleet management software company, is pleased to announce the launch of a scholarship contest. The team at Teletrac Navman is committed to assisting students in their educational pursuits, and is anxious to help them accomplish their goals. To be eligible, applicants must be US citizens currently enrolled in an accredited American 2- or 4-year university or college, preferably in one of the following fields: technology, software development, or transportation. However, there is no major or minor requirement. Applicants must also submit an essay (500- to 700-words) or a video (less than 2 minutes) on one of the following topics: “How has technology changed the transportation industry? How do you think it will continue to change?” or “How can your field of study impact the creation of smart cities?”

Learn more about the Teletrac Navman Scholarship Program.

Immigration Scholarship Essay Contest

Deadline: 7/01/2018
Available to: High School Seniors through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,500

The Immigration Scholarship Essay Contest is open to U.S. citizens attending or planning to attend an accredited college or university. You must submit an essay of between 800 and 1000 words on one of the five topics related to immigration listed on the sponsor’s website in order to qualify for this award.

Learn more about the Immigration Scholarship Essay Contest.

Savor Summer College Scholarship

Deadline: 7/01/18
Available to: High School Sophomores through High School Seniors
Award Amount: $500

The Savor Summer College Scholarship is available to high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. You must be a U.S. citizen, have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and submit an essay of 500 words or less that answers the question, “How are you planning on using your summer vacation?” in order to be considered for this award.

Learn more about the Savor Summer College Scholarship.

Learn Between the Lines Scholarship Slam

Deadline: 7/11/18
Available to: Ages 13-25
Award Amount: $1,000

April is National Poetry Month — the largest literary celebration in the whole world (!) — and a time when people from all walks of life unite to celebrate the impact poetry has had on them. Through reading and writing poetry we are able to learn new things about ourselves, each other, and the world around us. What is something that poetry has taught you? Did writing a poem about a problem actually help you solve it? Have you learned something about a friend by stepping into their shoes and writing a poem from their perspective? Maybe you read a poem that changed your life and set you on a new path? Tell us in a poem about what poetry has taught you for your chance to win.

Learn more about the Learn Between the Lines Scholarship Slam.

$1,000 Financial Freedom Scholarship

Deadline: 8/01/18
Available to: High School Seniors through College Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000

The $1,000 Financial Freedom Scholarship is open to current full-time college students. You must submit an essay of between 1,000 and 2,000 words on what financial freedom means to you, why it is important and how you will achieve it in order to be considered for this award.

Learn more about the $1,000 Financial Freedom Scholarship.

Love Your Career Scholarship

Deadline: 9/10/2018
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000

The Love Your Career Scholarship is available to students attending an accredited college or university. You must submit an essay of at least 1,000 words describing at least three steps that you plan to take in the next year to start a path towards having a career that you love in order to qualify for this award. Topics may include: What are your passions that could be turned into a career? What are some ideas you have for a business based on things that you love and are skilled at? You must also interview a professional in your chosen field that has at least three years of experience.

Learn more about the Love Your Career Scholarship.

Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship

Deadline: 9/30/18
Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: 4 Awards of $1,000

The Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship is available to high school, undergraduate or graduate students. You must be U.S. citizen or legal resident and complete a short statement on why you pledge not to text and drive in order to qualify for this award.

Learn more about the Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship.

MyProjectorLamps.com Scholarship

Deadline: 10/31/18
Available to: High School Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: 2 Awards of $500

The MyProjectorLamps.com Scholarship is available to students currently attending an accredited a high school, college or university. You must be a minimum 14 years of age, minimum GPA of 3.0, follow or ‘LIKE’ the MyProjectorLamps Facebook page and create a one page essay detailing your ideas about the use of multimedia and data visualization in K-12 classrooms to be eligible for this award.

Learn more about the MyProjectorLamps.com Scholarship.

Blades of Grass Green Scholarship Fund

Deadline: 3/15/19
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000

The Blades of Green Scholarship Fund is open to undergraduate and graduate students. You must be pursuing education in environmental studies or related fields and submit a 350 to 500 word letter of intent describing your career path, passion for your intended field and what inspired your pursuit of your field in order to be considered for this award.

Learn more about the Blades of Grass Green Scholarship Fund.

MajGen Harold W. Chase Prize Essay Contest

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $3,000

Sponsored by the Marine Corps Gazette, the MajGen Harold W. Chase Prize Essay Contest is open to all Marines on active duty and to members of the Selected Marine Corps Reserve.

The contest honors the essay that proposes and argues for a new and better way of “doing business” in the Marine Corps.

Learn more information about the MajGen Harold W. Chase Prize Essay Contest.

Mary Grant Charles Prize Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: Varies

The Mary Grant Charles Prize Scholarship is open to undergraduate students at Tufts University.

You must possess the same creative qualities in the writing of prose and poetry to qualify for this award.

Preference is given to students whose writing reflects an interest in ancestry and genealogy.

Get more information on the Mary Grant Charles Prize Scholarship.

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