There are hundreds of scholarships available for college students today and some of them are just outright weird scholarships for odd & strange talents. You can look them up on the Internet. Perhaps you know about the more popular scholarships and it could be that those are the only ones you apply for. You may be missing out on some lost opportunities if you have some sort of weird talent.
It is good to know that there are still people in the world with a sense of humor. There are some crazy scholarships today that will make you laugh or shake your head in disbelief but it just could be that you might qualify for one of them and make you a few extra dollars towards your college education.
Let’s take the Alice McArver Ratchford Scholarship for instance. To qualify for these weird scholarships you must be a female and be enrolled at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro. Students have to submit their FAFSA and must make their home on campus. The applicant cannot have a car or be married and cannot have won another scholarship. The student also needs to display a financial need. If you can meet the criteria you must submit your application by March 1st of the scholarship year.
Okay, prepare yourself for this one because this is one strange scholarship. The Chick and Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Contest has a crazy scholarship for you. No, I am not quacking around. Stuttgart, Arkansas in the United States is home to this duck calling oddball scholarship contest. You can be a high school senior anywhere in the USA and qualify. The only other criteria you have to meet are, well, you have to be able to call a duck. The first prize is actually something to quack about. The winner will receive a $1,500 weird college scholarship. The second place winner gets to take home a $500 scholarship, while third and forth place finishers take home $300 and $200 respectably. Stop quacking up and give it a try.
Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana offers the David Letterman Scholarship for Telecommunications. The oddball aspect about this strange scholarship is that it is not based on academic performance. Your grades do not matter. What you do have to be is creative. First of all you have to be studying telecommunications as either a major or a minor. All you have to do is submit a creative project that displays your creativity. You do have to be in the first quarter of either your junior or senior year in college. Your submitted project can be written, in audio form, a short film or on videotape. If it is creative and you win you will receive $10,000 in weird college scholarships. Second place finishers receive a $5,000 award while the third place student gets $3,333. All submissions must be turned in by March 26th of the scholarship year.
There are many more strange & crazy scholarships available. We have covered but a few here. They might sound a little weird but they are just real scholarships for college students with odd talents. The way the economy has been, money for college is hard to come by. Every little bit helps. If you can find one of these weird scholarships where your talent matches up, then it may just offer a helping hand.