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CollegeXpress Easy Scholarship Contests and Winners 2023

CollegeXpress is back with more easy-to-enter, no-essay scholarship contests every month in 2023! Learn about new opportunities and see who's won here.

CollegeXpress is back with another year of easy scholarship contests for students! That’s right—we’re giving away more free scholarship money every month in 2023. They're super easy to enter—just create a free CollegeXpress account and answer our featured question in one word or sentence (we're talking stuff like “What’s your favorite color?” with no wrong answer!). After each month’s contest ends, one entry will be randomly selected to win—and any registered student from the US can win, even if you're not a college-bound senior yet! If you’re the lucky recipient, we’ll email you and add your name to this blog. Keep up-to-date each month with the list below, and be sure to bookmark this page to see who's won the latest contest.

January 2023

New Year, New Me Scholarship

New Year, New Me Scholarship Contest

Amount: $2,023
Question: What is one new thing you hope to try in 2023?
Deadline: January 31, 2023 (closed)
Winner: Katherin S., Class of 2025
Answer: I am working on becoming more fluent in Thai so I can confidently phone my family in Thailand.

February 2023

Thank Your Counselor Scholarship

Thank Your Counselor Scholarship Contest

Amount: $1,000 for you and $500 for your counselor
Question: How has your school counselor helped you this academic year?
Deadline: February 28, 2023 (closed)
Winner: Kelsea N., Class of 2023 (and counselor Keri Bowman)
Answer: My school counselor wrote a letter of recommendation in one day so I could finish my applications.

March 2023

March Madness Scholarship

March Madness Scholarship Contest

Amount: $1,000
Question: What is your favorite college mascot?
Deadline: March 31, 2023 (closed)
Winner: Adrianne C., Class of 2024
Answer: My favorite college mascot is Brutus Buckeye from Ohio State University.

April 2023

Self-Care Scholarship>

Self-Care Scholarship Contest

Amount: $1,000
Question: What is something you're doing to help you de-stress this semester?
Deadline: April 30, 2023 (closed)
Winner: Emma F., Class of 2022
Answer: Knit!

May 2023

Book Recommendation Scholarship

Book Recommendation Scholarship Contest

Amount: $1,300
Question: What is a good book you'd recommend to a friend for the summer?
Deadline: May 31, 2023 (closed)
Winner: Cinthia B., Class of 2025
Please Look After Mom is a novel about loss and understanding people who are close to us.

June 2023

School's Out Scholarship

School's Out Scholarship Contest

Amount: $1,000
Question: What are you most excited to do this summer?
Deadline: June 30, 2023 (closed)
Winner: Kaitlyn L., Class of 2024
Answer: I am most excited to spend time with my parents, grandmother, and cousins this summer.

July 2023

CX iPad Summer Giveaway

iPad Summer Giveaway

Prize: Brand-new 10th-Generation iPad
Question: Which phone app do you use the most and why?
Deadline: July 31, 2023 (closed)
Winner: Angie P., Class of 2027
Answer: The phone app I use the most would be Instagram and Messages, in order to communicate with friends.

August 2023

Summer Song Scholarship Contest

Summer Song Scholarship Contest

Amount: $1,500
Question: What is your favorite song to listen to during the summer?
Deadline: August 31, 2023 (closed)
Winner: Laylah L., Class of 2024
Answer: "Good Days" by Sza is my favorite song because it reminds me that good days are soon to come.

September 2023

CollegeXpress Back-to-School Scholarship

Back-to-School Scholarship Contest

Amount: $2,000
Question: What is your favorite subject in school?
Deadline: September 30, 2023 (closed)
Winner: Mackenzie H., Class of 2024
Answer: My favorite subject is math. I am a numbers person and like knowing there is only one answer.

October 2023

CX Candy Corn Contest

Candy Corn Contest

Amount: $1,000
Question: Is candy corn tasty or is it trash?
October 31, 2023 (closed)
Winner: Lauren K., Class of 2024
Answer: Tasty

November 2023

Holiday Wishlist Scholarship

Holiday Wishlist Scholarship

Amount: $500
Question: What’s the #1 gift you would like to receive this holiday season?
November 30, 2023 (closed)
Winner: Kelsey C., Class of 2024
College dorm necessities

December 2023

Winter Break Scholarship

Winter Break Scholarship

Amount: $2,000
Question: What’s the best way to spend your time during winter break?
December 31, 2023 (closed)
Winner: Emma R., Class of 2024
Answer: Cherishing the time I have left and hanging with my friends before I graduate while I have the chance.

I've already created an account—how do I enter?

If you're already part of the CollegeXpress community, you can find the application for each new monthly offering on the Featured Scholarships page when you’re logged in to CollegeXpress—there’s no need to register again. And if you’re not this month’s winner, there will be another chance to win next month! The deadline for each contest is the last day of the month, and we’ll pick and contact the winner soon after. This could be your year to win. Best of luck!

2023 may be over, but we have even more easy scholarship opportunities in the new year! Check out CollegeXpress Easy Scholarship Contests and Winners 2024 for 12 more chances to win.

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