117 Scholarship Essay Contests and Rewarding Competitions

Competitions and Essay Contests

We present a number of new fresh scholarship essay contests and creative competitions available if you like challenging tasks with rewards or you consider yourself to be a decent writer. Scholarships help provide financial relief to individuals who are unable to pay for their colleges and universities. If college seems unaffordable right now, below is a list of scholarship essay opportunities and rewarding competitions that are worth trying.

For the essay scholarships students are getting an opportunity to stand out based on their writing. You are evaluated by how you put your thoughts on paper and not on your GPA or community service. The essay competition represents an opportunity for creative students, those with good ideas and those capable of in depth research to stand out.

For the creative rewarding competitions you may need to show some of your outstanding skills in different areas of life such as sports, programming, arts, math, natural and special sciences. If you feel confident on any competitions presented here, do not hesitate to try them out!

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UBA Foundation essay competition for Senior Secondary School, Africa

1st prize winner N3,000,000 Educational grant to any African University 2nd prize winner N2,500,000 Educational grant to any African University 3rd prize winner N2,000,000 Educational grant to any African University ... more details

  •  Contest
  •  29-Oct-2021
  •  Africa
  • $$  Various prizes

NESG Undergraduate Essay Competition, Nigeria

The top three students will receive: Paid Internship at the NESG Essay presentation to an audience of top public/private officials Prestigious certificate of performance Top 50 students will receive: Virtual tickets to attend the 27th Nige... more details

  •  Contest
  •  03-Oct-2021
  •  Nigeria
  • $$  Various prizes

MTN mPulse Spelling Bee Competition, Nigeria

Reward & Prizes POSITION PRIZES 1st Prize Student   Winner’s trophy N2 million scholarship grant 1 laptop 1 smartphone mPulse Go... more details

  •  Contest
  •  03-Oct-2021
  •  Nigeria
  • $$  7 Million Cash Prize, Laptops, Smartphones, plus more

Peterhouse Postgraduate International Competition in UK

The selected PhD candidates will be provided $48,200 per annum for up to three years of doctoral study at the University of Cambridge. ... more details

  •  PhD
  •  01-Jan-2022
  •  United Kingdom
  • $$  $48,200

YALDA-AfCFTA Youth Creative Competition, Africa

1st Place Winner will: Receive $1,000 USD Mentorship by staff at YALDA or partner institutions for all winners Work published on websites and in publications of YALDA and partners Opportunity to present submission at YALDA or one of the partn... more details

  •  Contest
  •  30-Sep-2021
  •  Africa
  • $$  US$ 1800, prizes, monitorship

Ivy Panda Annual Video Contest international awards, USA

Ivy Panda will provide the award amount of $1,500 to winning candidates in the USA.... more details

  •  Course, Bachelor
  •  31-Oct-2021
  •  United States
  • $$  $1,500

UDUSOK Software Development Competition, Nigeria

Applications will be selected and awarded for the following categories: Best App for Development Awards (First Prize, Second Prize, Third Prize and 3 Honourable Mentions). Popular Choice Award Vice Chancellor’s Recognition Award Competi... more details

  •  Bachelor, Contest
  •  29-Sep-2021
  •  Nigeria
  • $$  Multiple prizes

Lafarge Africa Plc National Essay Competition, Nigeria

First Prize: N1,500,000.00, as well as books, branded school accessories such as school bags, water bottles, flasks and educational tablets, pre-loaded with educational content. Second Prize: N1,000,000.00, as well as books, branded school a... more details

  •  Course, Contest
  •  31-Dec-2021
  •  Nigeria
  • $$  Multiple

African Youth Networks Movement (AYNM) Contest

The top 20 selected submission will be: Featured prominently in the publication. Be a part of a fast-growing community of youth leaders featured in our publication. Get access to media amplification and profiling. Get updates on a wide range of... more details

  •  Course, Diploma, Bachelor, Master, Contest
  •  september 30th
  •  Africa
  • $$  Top 4 selections receive $500

African Development Bank - AgriPitch Competition

Shortlisted businesses will participate in a virtual AgriPitch Competition from November 16-20, where winners will be chosen based on different categories under consideration. The African Development Bank will award shortlisted businesses between U... more details

  •  Course, Grant, Contest
  •  23 october
  •  Africa
  • $$  US$10,000 - US$40,000

D-Prize $20,000 Competition 2020 for Aspiring Entrepreneurs Worldwide

Up to $20,000 USD will be awarded to selected applicants to launch a pilot version of their new organization in any region where extreme poverty exists.... more details

  •  Course, Diploma, Bachelor, Master, Contest
  •  october 18th
  •  Africa
  • $$  Up to $20,000 USD

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UNESCO Abuja National Art Competition 2020-2021

Twenty (20) finalists of each artwork categories (painting and poetry) will be shortlisted for public voting, to identify the top 10. Top 1: Laptop + Winning Certificate Top 2-3: Smart Phone + Winning Certificate Top 4-10: Mystery... more details

  •  Course, Contest
  •  30th of september
  •  Nigeria
  • $$  Various prizes

EMI Essay Competition for Undergraduate Students 2020

Excellent Minds Essay Competition Prizes. First Prize: A Laptop + Certificate of Accomplishment Second Prize: A Tablet + Certificate of Accomplishment Third Prize: A Printer + Certificate of Accomplishment ... more details

  •  Course, Bachelor, Master, Contest
  •  open
  •  Nigeria
  • $$  Laptop, Tablet, Printer

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