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Scholarships.com's Weird Scholarships Part Two


January 21, 2021 3:05 PM
by Izzy Hall
There are a lot of scholarships out there, some more conventional than others. Last time, we discussed a scholarship for students interested in becoming part of the chicken industry, but even that scholarship is far from the weirdest. There are some scholarships out there that have unusual criteria, to say the least. It may be based on something totally out of your control, like your height or last name. It may be awarded on how much you like a card game, or to whomever comes up with the most creative way to use a household product. It may even be for students interested in… potatoes? No joke, these five scholarships are some of the weirder ones on our site. Are you weird enough to apply?

There are a lot of scholarships out there, some more conventional than others. Last time, we discussed a scholarship for students interested in becoming part of the chicken industry, but even that scholarship is far from the weirdest. There are some scholarships out there that have unusual criteria, to say the least. It may be based on something totally out of your control, like your height or last name. It may be awarded on how much you like a card game, or to whomever comes up with the most creative way to use a household product. It may even be for students interested in… potatoes? No joke, these five scholarships are some of the weirder ones on our site. Are you weird enough to apply?

Tall Clubs International Student Scholarships

Award Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 1, 2021
Scholarship Description: Tall Clubs International 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. To enter, applicants must be under 21, entering college in the upcoming fall and meet the TCI height requirement minimums: 5'10" for women and 6'2" for men, barefoot.

Loyola University Zolp Scholarship

Award Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 1, 2021
Scholarship Description: The Wm. Zolp Scholarship is an endowed scholarship available to pay toward tuition to any Catholic student by the last name of Zolp who attends Loyola University Chicago. A copy of a birth certificate and a baptismal or confirmation certificate confirming the last name of Zolp and that the applicant is Catholic must be filed with the Financial Aid Office.

Gamers Helping Gamers Scholarship

Award Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 31, 2021
Scholarship Description: The Gamers Helping Gamers Scholarship is offered to people who play Magic: The Gathering. Eligible applicants must complete a FAFSA, be US students, and be pursuing undergraduate degrees.

Stuck At Prom Scholarship Contest

Award Amount: $10,000
Deadline: June 08, 2021
Scholarship Description: Duck Brand's Stuck at Prom will have two grand prize winners. Use your imagination to create Duck Tape prom fashions in either the "dress" or "tux" category for a chance to win $10,000.

National Potato Council Scholarship

Award Amount: $10,000
Deadline: June 15, 2021
Scholarship Description: Each year, the National Potato Council Scholarship awards a $10,000 academic scholarship to one graduate-level student conducting research for the benefit of the potato industry.

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