The world is full of weird and wacky things. Be it any domain, you will find lots of strange stuff related to it. So what about education? Yes, you even have weird scholarships that you can apply to. Imagine anything unusualy weird and you could have a college scholarship existing for that category. Let look closer at these unusual scholarships which you should have fun applying to.
The Entomological Foundation has creepy weird scholarships for the study of entomology – or the studying of bugs. That’s right if your buggy about bugs this bug scholarship is for you. They have (4) different bug scholarship programs in which to apply to.
Are the old fashion type and like to knit, well the National Make It Yourself with Wool Contest is sponsored by the American Sheep Industry and they award an unusual scholarship in (4) categories. The objective of the ASI contest is to promote the beauty and versatility of wool fabrics and yarns. Sound like you?
DePauw University has what is called the Icy Frost Bridge Scholarship which is awarded to someone of good character and interested in constructive activities in addition to music. The main element in this weird scholarship is to be able to sing or play the National Anthem with sincerity. Just when you thought you heard it all in terms of wacky scholarships and then this one comes along. If you can sing I would apply for this strange scholarship because you may just be a natural sincere singer.
Do you have mental telepathy? Do you have psychic abilities that can be exhibited? The Parapsychology Foundation is a not-for-profit foundation which provides a worldwide forum supporting the scientific investigation of psychic phenomena. They have a odd scholarship called the Eileen J Garrett Scholarship in the amount of $3000 awarded to a person who exhibits this ability the most.
Their is a stupid or silly scholarship from the ‘Got Milk’ people which has a milk scholarship for the best milk mustaches. This funny scholarship is called the SAMMY program which stands for Scholars Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year. Twenty five $7,500 college milk scholarships will be awarded every year. Apply in November to take part of this cream of the crop milk mustache scholarship contest.
Another category of weird college scholarships for left handed people. Most things in this world are made for the right handed majority of people. Left-handed people often face difficulty while handling scissors or while writing with ink in a notebook. Well Juniata College offers a $1,000 scholarship for two left handed students each year because they just may feel being left handed is a disability. You can research about the Frederick and Mary F Beckley Scholarship to get more information on the above mentioned oddball scholarship.
Ready, aim and fire! The National Rifle Association has scholarships if you like shooting a gun and are good at it. NRA members who have attended a NRA basic firearm training course and qualified as a Pro-Marksman, Marksman, Sharpshooter, Expert or Distinguished Expert “ are eligible in qualifying for a $5,000 gun scholarship. They award three every year. You have to do one more thing to be awarded this odd scholarship – submit an essay on ‘Why you became involved in the shooting sports’. I wouldn’t write about that you always wanted to shoot someone because your chances would most likely not be very good.
The next category is perhaps the weirdest of the weird scholarships. If you have been a vegetarian all through your life and have made efforts to promote vegetarianism in your school (how many people do you know who have done that?) and community you could win the $10,000 Vegetarian Scholarship from the Vegetarian Resource Group (VRG). One great way to get back your meat eating friends is by getting a better education than them! The competition would also be less, since there aren’t that many vegetarians these days as there are people who eat meat.
So why go through all that struggle for good grades and great SAT or GPA scores when you can just have fun applying and participating in some of the above wacky scholarships possibly getting some nice money that you can use to pay for your college education. It can be an adventure and it will surely make you stand out from the crowd. Win one of the many weird and unusual scholarships available today and enjoy your college experience without the headache of paying for tuition. Weird college scholarships for all doing it the wacky way that is!
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