134 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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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

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

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, Grant, Contest
  •  Applications will close when the funding for the year runs out.
  •  Australia
  • $$  $1,000 to $20,000

Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund JUMPSTARTER Contest Worldwide

Pitch top investors & corporates Gain brand recognition & media exposure Network with top corporates and investors Connect with Alibab Digital Ecosystem Access Mentorship & Training Sponsored travel to Kong Kong for final pitch wi... more details

  •  Contest
  •  28-Nov-2021
  •  Hong Kong
  • $$  Varies

UBA Foundation National Essay Competition (N7.5m in Prizes), Nigeria

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

  •  Contest
  •  12-Nov-2021
  •  Nigeria
  • $$  Varies

Nescafé One Song Competition For West African Musicians

The six (6) Overall Prize Winners will be given a cash prize of Three Thousand United States Dollars (US$3,000.00). The cash prizes will be awarded to the winners in their respective countries in the local currency equivalents, based on prevailing ... more details

  •  Contest
  •  07-Nov-2021
  •  Africa
  • $$  Varies

EFCC Essay Competition, Nigeria

In order to be eligible to apply for the competition, applicants must: Be a Nigerian Write a submit essay on the given topic  Essay must not be more than 1000 words ... more details

  •  Contest
  •  15-Nov-2021
  •  Nigeria
  • $$  Prizes and Sponsprship

Florin Roebig Scholarship Essay Contest, USA

The award will be distributed in the following manner: First place: $750 Second place: $500 Third place: $250 ... more details

  •  Contest
  •  01-Dec-2021
  •  United States
  • $$  $750

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NCDMB Annual National Essay Competition for Nigerian Undergraduates

Prizes will be awarded as follows:  N1,000,000 for 1st place,  N700,000 for 2nd place,  N500,000 for 3rd . All Top 10 national finalist shall each receive a laptop. ... more details

  •  Course, Diploma, Bachelor, Contest
  •  20-Oct-2021
  •  Nigeria
  • $$  10 laptops, cash prizes

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

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