105 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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Goi Peace Foundation International Essay Contest for Youth

The following awards will be given in the Children’s category and Youth category respectively: 1st Prize: Certificate, prize of 100,000 Yen (approx. US$900 as of March 2021) and gift … 1 entrant 2nd Prize: Certificate, prize of 50,00... more details

  •  Course, Diploma, Bachelor
  •  15-Jun-2021
  •  Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, South America

African Union Continental Essay Competition, Africa

Winners will be awarded a certificate of recognition, featured on the Pan-African Young Leaders Program webpage and their ideas included in the Pan-African Young Leaders Training Manual... more details

  •  Course, Diploma, Bachelor, Master
  •  19-Apr-2021
  •  Africa

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
  •  31-Dec-2021
  •  Nigeria

IWSH Essay funding for International Students in the USA

The Sandra Imprescia Essay Scholarship Committee will review essays to determine the top three. First Place – one winner $1,000 Publication of essay in Official and at IWSH website One-year IAPMO student membership Second Place – one winner... more details

  •  Course
  •  30-Apr-2021
  •  United States

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
  •  september 30th
  •  Africa

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
  •  23 october
  •  Africa

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
  •  october 18th
  •  Africa

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
  •  30th of september
  •  Nigeria

Derivatives Market Idea Competition in USA, 2020

Injective Protocol will provide a grand prize to the successful candidates to win a prize within the prize pool of $10,000 USD. ... more details

  •  Course
  •  01-Aug-2021
  •  United States

Video Contest Cognitive Disabilities Scholarship, 2020

The voting committee will choose three students who will receive $3,000, $1,500 or $750 for the first, second and third places respectively. ... more details

  •  Diploma, Master
  •  01-Jun-2021
  •  United States

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
  •  open
  •  Nigeria

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Sponsorship Grants for Student Science Engagement and International Competitions, 2020

The Australian Government has announced a total of $7.23 million per year in ongoing funding for the Inspiring Australia – Science Engagement Programme. For this grant opportunity, up to $1.6 million is available each year. $1 million per year... more details

  •  Course
  •  Applications will close when the funding for the year runs out.
  •  Australia

EduGrant Monthly Essay Competition in Nigeria

The scholars will be awarded in the following manner: FIRST PRIZE: N50,000 SECOND PRIZE: N30,000 THIRD PRIZE: N20,000 ... more details

  •  Course
  •  18-Mar-2021
  •  Nigeria

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