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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

June 30, 2017

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 July Scholarship

Deadline: 7/20/17
Available to: High School Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000

Each new school year is an opportunity for a fresh start, so we’re giving away a $1,000 scholarship to help kickoff the new school year.

Learn more about the $1,000 July Scholarship.

$1,000 You Deserve It Scholarship

Deadline: 7/29/17
Available to: High School Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000

The ‘You Deserve It!’ no-essay Scholarship from ScholarshipOwl awards $1,000 and takes only one minute to register. Without any further effort, you can apply to hundreds more scholarships automatically. Apply to scholarships without having to fill out repetitive application forms one application at a time. Why spend hours applying to one scholarship when you can apply to hundreds at the same time! On top of that, get automatically reapplied every time a scholarship renews. ScholarshipOwl is the only scholarship service helping you by automating the actual registration process for you. You can also get help from an account manager to help you with your applications, essays, and find more scholarships tailored for you. Don’t wait, sign up now and be part of the future of scholarship applications today!

Learn more about the $1,000 You Deserve It Scholarship.

$2,000 Niche No Essay Scholarship

Deadline: 7/31/17
Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $2,000

We know you are busy and we know that times are tough. That is why we decided to create the easiest possible scholarship to give something back to students. Students can use the money to help cover tuition, housing, meal plans, books, computers, or any education-related expenses. The scholarship is open to all high school and college students and those planning to enroll in the next 12 months. Learn more about the $2,000 Niche No Essay Scholarship.

$5,000 July Scholarship

Deadline: 7/31/17
Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $5,000

Get up to $5,000 in just 3-steps! Winners will be chosen based on a 150 word, short-answer response, so be creative!

Learn more about the $5,000 July Scholarship.

$5,000 VIP Voice Scholarship

Deadline: 7/31/17
Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $5,000

Think you can’t afford to pay for that college or university you’ve always wanted to go to? Let us help. Join VIP Voice today and enter for a chance to win our $5k Scholarship. You pick the school, we’ll help you pay. As the winner, you’ll be able to put this cash towards to the school of your choice. Enter your points today for a chance to win! Prize will be awarded in the form of a check.

Learn more about the $5,000 VIP Voice Scholarship.

$5,000 Easy Scholarship: Prevent Texting and Driving!

Deadline: 8/31/17
Available to: Ages 25 & Under
Award Amount: $5,000

You could win an easy $5,000 scholarship just by making and sharing Thumb Socks! Thumb Socks are little coverings for your thumbs: when you wear them, you can’t text on a touchscreen phone! These socks take just 5 minutes to make, and we’ll show you how. Giving Thumb Socks to friends will remind them not to text and drive, and automatically enter you to win a $5,000 scholarship!

Learn more about the $5,000 Easy Scholarship: Prevent Texting and Driving!.

ScholarshipPoints $10,000 Scholarship

Deadline: 9/15/17
Available to: High School Juniors through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $10,000

ScholarshipPoints will award a $10,000 scholarship to one lucky member this quarter. All you have to do to become eligible is become a ScholarshipPoints member and log in. It’s simple, fun, and completely free!

Learn more about the ScholarshipPoints $10,000 Scholarship.

Prom Pics Contest

Deadline: Varies
Available to: High School Juniors through High School Seniors
Award Amount: $250

The Prom Pics Contest is open to high school students. To be eligible, you must submit a high resolution photo from your prom event. Prizes will be awarded in each of the following categories: promposal, pre-prom, prom dance, and post-prom.

Get more information on the Prom Pics Contest.

Opinion Outpost $10,000 Quarterly Prize Drawing

Deadline: Varies
Available to: Ages 15+
Award Amount: $10,000

Opinion Outpost has a $40,000 year-long cash give away! Every quarter a winner will receive $10,000! Each time you take a survey you receive an entry into that quarterly prize draw. The more you participate, the more likely you are to win! In addition to the quarterly prize draw, earning cash and rewards for taking surveys is one of the biggest perks of joining Opinion Outpost. You can redeem your points for Amazon.com Gift Card* Claim Codes, iTunes* Gift Cards, or if you believe cash is king, for money using our PayPal redemption method. It’s safe, secure, and a popular option for many Opinion Outpost members!

Get more information on the Opinion Outpost $10,000 Quarterly Prize Drawing.

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.

Optimist International Oratorical Contest

Deadline: Varies
Available To: Maximum Age 18 Years
Award Amount: $2,500

The Optimist International Oratorical Contest is open to students under the age of 19.

To be considered for this award, you must prepare a 4 to 5 minute speech on the topic, “How My Passions Impact the World” to be presented at your local Optimist Club’s contest.

Get more information on the Optimist International Oratorical Contest.

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.

Need Money to Pay for College?

Every semester, Fastweb helps thousands of students pay for school by matching them to scholarships, grants, and internships, for which they actually qualify. You'll find scholarships like the Course Hero's $5,000 Scholarship, and easy to enter scholarships like Niche $2,000 No Essay Scholarship, and internships with companies like Apple, Google, Dreamworks, and even NASA!

Join today to get matched to scholarships or internships for you!


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