Unusual Scholarships

Everyone knows there are plenty of scholarships out there for the egghead, the jock, the feminist, the free spirit, and even the average student. There are also many scholarships that reward quirky and unique talents. Talents that truly make you stand out in a crowd and could potentially earn you substantial money for college expenses.

Unlike your typical scholarships, where the selection pool is huge, unusual scholarships – such as having the name Zolp – is required. There are tons of wacky, unusual, and just plain weird scholarships out there. Do you have a knack for duck-calling? 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. If you have a sweet tooth and are interested in creating the next big candy, National Candy Technologists Scholarship is the perfect outlet for you to put those taste buds to good use. Do you have a strong passion for fashion? Then take on the Duck Brand Stuck at Prom Scholarship Challenge and create your entire prom attire out of Duct tape.

Remember, if you have an unusual talent, there may just be an equally unusual scholarship available. 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.

National Potato Council Scholarship
Application Deadlines: June 30, 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
Application Deadlines: 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
Application Deadlines: April 30, Annually
Each year, subject to availability of funds, up to ten scholarships are awarded to rising full-time juniors, seniors or graduate students pursuing a degree in business, food management or another relevant course of study leading to a career in the grocery industry, with preference given to the independent retail and wholesale sector. Each scholarship is $2,000 per semester (fall and spring only) [...] More

Duck Brand Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest
Application Deadlines: May 23, 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

Ludo Frevel Crystallography Scholarship Award
Application Deadlines: 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

American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: April 01, 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

Last Edited: July 2015

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