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
Annually, at the Tall Clubs International Convention, TCI awards student scholarships 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. The recipients must also meet the TCI height requirement minimums of 5'10" for women and 6'2" for men.
If you are interested in applying for a TCI Scholarship Award, please read [...] More
National Potato Council Scholarship
June 15, Annually
Each year, the National Potato Council awards a $5,000 scholarship to honor graduate students pursuing advanced studies in Agribusiness that supports of 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
Annual Create-A-Greeting-Card $10,000 Scholarship Contest
January 16, Annually
The Annual Create-A-Greeting-Card $10,000 Scholarship Contest is open to high school, college, and graduate students. Applicants are asked to design the front of a greeting card that could be sold as an actual card in our line. Designs may consist of original photographs, artwork, and/or computer graphics. The student with the winning design will be awarded a $10,000 scholarship and his or her [...] 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
Chick and Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Contest
November 23, Annually
The Chick & Sophie Major Memorial Scholarship Duck Calling Contest is open to any high school senior in the United States who can call ducks.
The scholarships can be used to further their education in any field. Each contestant must follow the rules ordained by the World's Championship Duck Calling Contest. They have 90 seconds to use four calls: hail, feed, comeback and mating.
There is no [...] 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
Ludo Frevel Crystallography Scholarship Award
October 24, 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 during the 2010 calendar year.
To apply, applicants must submit (upload) the following as PDFs to our online application on our website. [...] 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