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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

December 13, 2017

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.

MoversCorp.com Scholarship

Deadline: 1/15/2018
Available to: High School Seniors through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $500

The MoversCorp.com Scholarship is available to students currently enrolled in a university program that is two years or longer in length. You must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and submit an essay of between 500 and 800 words on your moving experience in order to qualify for this award.

Learn more about the MoversCorp.com Scholarship.

Providian Medical Scholarship

Deadline: 1/15/2018
Available to: High School Seniors through College Seniors
Award Amount: $500

The Providian Medical Scholarship is available to students enrolled in an accredited high school or college in the United States. You must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA, be either in your final year of high school or enrolled at the undergraduate level in good academic standing to qualify for this award. An essay of up to 1,500 words that describes how medical equipment technology has changed the face of a college course and curriculum is required.

Learn more about the Providian Medical Scholarship .

National Ag Day Essay Contest

Deadline: 1/31/2018
Available to: High School Freshmen through High School Seniors
Award Amount: 2 Awards of $1,000

The National Ag Day Essay Contest is available to high school students. To be considered, you must submit an original essay of 450 words or less, or a two-minute video, on the following topic: “How Will Agriculture Feed the World?”

Learn more about the National Ag Day Essay Contest.

Immigration Scholarship Essay Contest

Deadline: 2/01/2018
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 .

EngineerGirl Essay Contest

Deadline: 2/01/2018
Available to: High School Seniors through High School Seniors
Award Amount: 3 Awards from $100 – $500

The EngineerGirl Essay Contest is available to male and female students in grades three through twelve. To be considered, you must write a plea to your city or county council that makes the case for an infrastructure improvement and gives details of your suggested solution. Your essay must be between 1000 and 1500 words and must include two engineering solutions for improving one of the following infrastructure elements: transportation, water treatment, waste management, energy, communication, financial security, healthcare, public safely or recreation.

Learn more about the EngineerGirl Essay Contest .

Scholars Helping Collars

Deadline: 2/15/18
Available to: High School Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000

The Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship is open to current high school seniors. You must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words with two to three photos of your volunteer efforts to help animals in need and how that involvement has changed your lives or shaped your perceptions on the importance of animal welfare in order to be considered for this award.

Learn more about the Scholars Helping Collars.

AFSA High School Essay Contest

Deadline: 3/15/2018
Available to: High School Freshmen through High School Seniors
Award Amount: $2,500

The AFSA High School Essay Contest is open to high school students. To be considered, in a 1,000 – to 1250 – word essay, you must identify two cases – one you deem successful and one you deem unsuccessful – where the U.S. pursued an integrated approach to build peace in a conflict – affected country.

Learn more about the AFSA High School Essay Contest .

Brighter Future Scholarship

Deadline: 3/31/2018
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $500

The Brighter Future Scholarship is available to undergraduate, graduate or law students enrolled at an accredited college or university. You must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and submit 500 word letter of intent that identifies a problem and explains how you intend to use your education as a way to begin solving that problem, thus creating a brighter future.

Learn more about the Brighter Future Scholarship.

Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest

Deadline: 5/15/2018
Available to: High School Seniors through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: 236 Awards from $50 – $10,000

The Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest is open to students worldwide with no application required. Essays must be written on one of three topics, which can be accessed on the sponsor’s website and must be between 800 and 1,600 words in English only, double-spaced. Entrant must be a 12th-grader, college undergraduate or graduate student for at least one semester during the school year in which the contest is held. The school year is considered to run August through July of the following year. ARI reserves the right to make exceptions to this rule, on a case-by-case basis, for students with nonstandard school years. You must read Atlas Shrugged to write an essay that has a chance to win. Visit the sponsor’s website to request a free copy.

Learn more about the Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest.

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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