Sure there are tons of scholarships out there for the egghead, the jock, the feminist, the free spirit, and even the average student. But what about those of you with strange talents? Those talents that really make you stand out in a crowd are the same talents that could potentially earn you loads of cash for college!
Unlike your typical scholarships, where the selection pool is humongous, a specific criterion – like having the name Zolp – is required for unique scholarships. There are tons of wacky, unusual and just plain weird scholarships out there. For instance, can you call ducks? Seems like a strange question but if you can, check out the Chick and Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Contest; with a grand prize of $2,000, that’s sure to ruffle a few feathers. Do you have a sweet tooth? Who doesn’t, but unlike the rest of us who just sit around and enjoy those tasty treats, you’re interested in creating the next Snickers, making the National Candy Technologists Scholarship the perfect outlet for you to put those taste buds to good use. (The rest of us will be indebted to you!) Are you someone with a knack for fashion and have creativity coming out of your ears? Then take on the Duck Brand Stuck at Prom Scholarship Challenge and create your entire prom attire out of Duck tape.
Remember, if you have an unusual talent, there may just be an equally unusual scholarship out there. For a complete list of wacky, unusual, and just plain weird scholarships, conduct a free scholarship search at Scholarships.com and put those talents to good use!
Tall Clubs International Student Scholarships
March 01, Annually
Are you under 21 years of age and about to start college in the fall? If so, you may be in luck! TCI annually awards student scholarship(s) of up to $1,000 each to tall students who are under 21 years of age and attending their first year of college in the following fall.
What are the requirements?
- You must be under 21.
- You must be entering college in the upcoming fall.
- You must also [...] More
National Potato Council Scholarship
June 14, Annually
Each year, the National Potato Council awards a $10,000 scholarship to honor graduate students pursuing advanced studies in Agribusiness that supports the Potato Industry.
Final scholarship selection is based on the following criteria: past academic achievement, leadership abilities and potato-related areas of graduate study (i.e. Agricultural Engineering, Agronomy, Crop and Soil Sciences, [...] More
Little People of America Scholarships
April 22, Annually
Scholarship information and applications, including letters of recommendation, are available online in early January and due by mid-April in the year prior to the school year you are planning on attending college.
Scholarships are given, in order of preference, to:
- Members of LPA who have a medically diagnosed form of dwarfism
- Immediate family members of dwarfs who are also paid members of [...] More
Asparagus Club Scholarship
April 30, Annually
The Asparagus Club was founded in 1909 to generate a spirit of cooperation and fellowship among members of the grocery industry. It is affiliated with the National Grocers Association and has sought to unite all segments of the grocery industry – retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers, and state and national trade association executives.
The purpose of the scholarship is to enhance the future of [...] More
Duck Brand Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest
June 10, Annually
The Henkal Corporation's Duck Brand Duct Tape "Stuck at Prom" Contest is open to legal residents of the United States and Canada, including the District of Columbia, but excluding Puerto Rico and the Province of Quebec. This contest rewards individuals for creating prom attire made completely out of duct tape.
Each couple must submit:
- One color photograph (professional or amateur) of the [...] More
International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Assn. Undergraduate / Graduate Scholarship
The International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Assn. Undergraduate/Graduate Scholarship is for employees of supermarket dairy, deli, or bakery departments or employees of companies (such as a food manufacturer, broker, wholesaler) which service/supply those departments.
Scholarships vary in value- up to $1,000.
Four application deadlines per year: January 1, April 1, July 1, October 1.
Academic major [...] More
Ludo Frevel Crystallography Scholarship Award
October 23, Annually
The Ludo Frevel Crystallography Scholarship Award was designed to encourage graduate students to pursue crystallographically-oriented research. To qualify, applicants must be enrolled in a graduate degree program with major interest in crystallography.
To apply, applicants must submit (upload) the following as PDFs to our online application on our website.
- Curriculum vitae
- A one-page [...] More
Minnesota Soybean Ambassador Program
March 01, Annually
The Minnesota Soybean Ambassador’s Program strives to create a learning environment for the development of young leaders in the soybean industry. Participation in the ambassador program is designed to increase knowledge and perception of the soybean industry and its issues. Additionally, this program will develop a support system for participants as leaders in the Minnesota soybean industry.
To [...] More
Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council College Scholarship
March 01, Annually
The Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council has a college scholarship program to assist college juniors and seniors who are working toward a degree in soybean agronomy, soil science, soybean genetics, food sciences, animal nutrition or large animal veterinary.
This scholarship program is administered by a Scholarship Selection Committee made up of directors from the Minnesota Soybean [...] More
Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council Youth Scholarship
March 01, Annually
The Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council has a scholarship program to assist graduating high school seniors who plan to continue education in college or vocational school programs.
This scholarship program is administered by a Scholarship Selection Committee made up of directors from the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council and the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association. [...] More
American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship Program
April 03, Annually
This online scholarship is unlike many traditional scholarship essay contests. That’s because instead of writing an essay, applicants will read one. That’s right!
To apply, students must go online and read a short essay about sprinklers and fire safety. After finishing, they complete a 10-question quiz on what they just read. Each correct answer gives the student a chance at winning one of 10 [...] More