Look no further if you’re trying to attend your dream school without breaking the bank. There are dozens of scholarships you can apply for before the start of the fall semester. In fact, here's a list of 100 awards available right now. Each is linked to the application page and paired with its amount and deadline. Every year of college costs an average of $9,139, according to the College Board's 2014 estimates, so why not send out a few scholarship applications?

20 scholarships with general requirements:

  1. College JumpStart Scholarship -- $1,000 -- April 15

  2. HotelsCheap Scholarship for Higher Learning -- $1,500 -- April 15

  3. Active Leader Scholarship -- $1,000 -- April 20

  4. Ayn Rand “The Fountainhead” Essay Contest -- $50-$10,000 -- April 26

  5. NinjaEssays Scholarship -- $150-$500 -- April 27

  6. PFLAG National Scholarship -- $1,000-$5,000 -- April 30

  7. GetApp 2015 Scholarship -- $500-$3,000 -- April 30

  8. SpaceWays Scholarship -- $1,000 -- April 30

  9. DutchCrafters Amish Furniture Heritage Scholarship -- $500 -- May 1

  10. National Home Improvement Scholarship -- $1,000 -- May 1

  11. The Nordstrom Scholarship -- $10,000 -- May 1

  12. Countdown to College Scholarship -- $1,000 -- May 1

  13. Mometrix Test Preparation Scholarship -- $1,000-$5,000 -- May 22

  14. B. Davis Scholarship -- $1,000 -- May 25

  15. Fifth Month Scholarship -- $1,500 -- May 31

  16. Got A Spine Scholarship -- $500 -- June 2

  17. Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship -- $1,000 -- June 30

  18. Revel Scholars Program -- $10,000 -- July 1

  19. Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship -- $1,000 -- July 31

  20. CoffeeForLess.com “Hit The Books” Scholarship -- $500 -- Sept. 30

20 scholarships targeted at minorities:

  1. Carole Simpson Scholarship -- $2,000 -- April 30

  2. Ed Bradley Scholarship -- $10,000 -- April 30

  3. CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship -- $3,000 -- May 1

  4. CBC Spouses Heineken USA Performing Arts Scholarship -- $3,000 -- May 1

  5. Actuarial Diversity Scholarship -- $1,000-$4,000 -- May 1

  6. TMCF/Lowes Gap Scholarship -- $500-$3,100 -- May 1

  7. Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers -- $1,000-$5,000 -- May 1

  8. Minority Nurse Magazine Scholarship -- $1,000-$3,000 -- May 1

  9. Ramon Looby Excellence in Leadership Award -- $500 -- May 4

  10. Los Hermanos de Stanford -- $1,000 -- May 5

  11. Walt Disney Company UNCF Corporate Scholars Program -- $1,000 -- May 15

  12. CBC Spouses Education Scholarship -- varies -- May 22

  13. Adelante Scholarship -- $1,000-$3,000 -- May 29

  14. Red Thread Fellowship Program -- $1,000 -- May 31

  15. Adler, Pollock and Sheehan Diversity Commitment Scholarship -- $10,000 -- June 1

  16. Chahta Foundation Wilson-Hooper Scholarship -- $250-$2,500 -- June 1

  17. APALA Student/Young Leader Fund -- varies -- June 17

  18. Minority Scholarship For College Students -- $1,000 -- July 1

  19. Women in Defense Scholarship -- varies -- July 15

  20. Minority Affairs Committee Scholarship for Freshmen -- $1,000 -- July 1

20 scholarships that require creativity:

  1. VSA Playwright Discovery Award -- $1,000 -- April 15

  2. Hays C. Kirby Video Scholarship Contest -- $1,000-$5,000 -- April 15

  3. Sports Unlimited Scholarship -- $1,000 -- April 20

  4. Jain Foundation Merit-Based Scholarship -- $1,000 -- April 30

  5. IAPMO Essay Scholarship Contest -- $1,000 -- May 1

  6. Design Your Future Scholarship -- $1,000 -- May 25

  7. Flag Manufacturers Association of America Scholarship -- $2,000 -- May 29

  8. Design-A-Sign Scholarship Contest -- $100-$1,000 -- May 29

  9. Out of the Easy Writing Scholarship Contest -- $5,000 -- May 30

  10. Comeback Clothes Scholarship -- $10,000 -- May 31

  11. Krylon Clear Choice Art Scholarship -- $1,000 -- May 31

  12. EDM Clothing Design Scholarship -- $1,000 -- June 1

  13. Lamps.com Scholarship Essay Contest -- $1,000 -- June 1

  14. Kerope Zildjian Scholarship Competition -- $5,000 -- June 5

  15. Tattoo Art Scholarship -- $500-$1,000 -- June 15

  16. 10 Words or Less Scholarship -- $500 -- June 15

  17. ATS Infographic Scholarship -- $1,000 -- June 17

  18. Do-Over Scholarship -- $1,500 -- June 30

  19. TheHealthy.com General Scholarship -- $500 -- July 15

  20. Stuck At Prom Scholarship Contest -- $500-$10,000 -- July 15

20 scholarships that are recurring:

  1. Niche “No Essay” College Scholarship -- $2,000 -- apply by last day of each month

  2. Go Ennounce Yourself Scholarship -- $500 -- apply by last day of each month

  3. Scholarship Points -- $10,000 -- apply by last day of each month

  4. CouragetoGrow.com Scholarship -- $500 -- apply by the last day of each month

  5. Varsity Tutors College Scholarship Contest -- $1,000 -- apply by the 15th of each month

  6. Salesforce.com Scholarship -- $1,000 -- apply once

  7. Chegg $1,000 Monthly Scholarship -- $1,000 -- apply by the first of each month

  8. Sallie Mae $1,000 Sweepstakes -- $1,000 -- apply by the first of each month

  9. EDvestinU National Monthly Scholarship -- $1,000 -- apply once

  10. SunTrust Scholarship Sweepstakes -- $500 -- apply every two weeks through May 15

  11. Levin Firm Scholarship -- $1,000 -- apply in February and July

  12. JUST POETRY!!! Scholarship -- $500 -- apply every season

  13. Concussion Awareness Scholarship -- $1,000 -- apply by the 7th of each month

  14. SuperCollege.com Scholarship -- $1,000 -- apply by the end of each month

  15. Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation -- $250-$2,500 -- participate every month

  16. CompareCards.com Scholarship -- $2,500 -- answer the question by the 15th of each month

  17. DrugNews.net Scholarship -- $1,000 -- apply by the end of each semester

  18. Nuts, Bolts and Thingamajigs -- $2,500 -- apply by the end of each semester

  19. Cappex Easy College Money Scholarship -- $1,000 -- apply by the end of each month

  20. CollegeWeekLive Monthly Scholarship -- $1,000 -- log in by the end of each month

20 scholarships for niche applicants:

  1. National Dairy Shrine -- $1,000-$3,000 -- April 15

  2. Stadium Managers Association Foundation Scholarship -- $3,000 -- April 15

  3. Schwaner Law “First Step” Scholarship -- $1,000 -- May 1

  4. Electronic Document Scholarship Foundation -- $1,000-$5,000 -- May 1

  5. Linda May Properties National Scholarship -- $500 -- May 1

  6. Yes! Grace Rocks Scholarship -- $250 -- May 1

  7. Scholarship For Redheads -- $500 -- May 4

  8. Marketing EDGE Scholarship -- $1,000-$5,000-- May 6

  9. Alphonso Deal Scholarship Award -- $500 -- May 15

  10. Get Girls Golfing Scholarship -- $1,500 -- May 15

  11. Bufton Family Memorial Scholarship -- $6,500 -- May 15

  12. Entertainment Software Association Scholarship Program -- $3,000 -- May 29

  13. PBA Minerva Beauty Scholarship -- $1,000 -- May 31

  14. Helping Future Lawyers Scholarship -- $2,500 -- June 15

  15. Edelman Krasin and Jaye Scholarship -- $500-$2,000 -- June 30

  16. Migrant Farmworker Scholarship -- $20,000 -- July 1

  17. Dee Siceloff Scholarship Award -- $500 -- July 1

  18. Brower Youth Award for Environmental Leadership -- $3,000 -- July 1

  19. Safe Driver Scholarship -- $1,000 -- July 10

  20. Doctor on Demand Scholarship -- $5,000 -- July 21