Unusual Scholarships

In addition to the many scholarships available to students that are based on their financial need or academic achievements and talents, there are some very interesting and surprising scholarships too. Just exactly what is meant by interesting and surprising scholarships? Perhaps in an odd dream you might think you could get a scholarship to help pay for college for being left-handed or by making your prom clothes completely out of duct tape. Before you ask someone to pinch you, check out a few of these unusual scholarships to get an idea for what is out there and see if one of them might appeal to you.

American Association of Candy Technologists John Kitt Memorial Scholarship

American Welding Society Scholarships

American Society for Enology and Viticulture Scholarship (for those earning a degree in wine-making)

Ayn Rand The Fountainhead Essay Contest

Chick and Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Contest

Collegiate Inventors Competition

Duck Brand Duct Tape Stuck at Prom Contest (Entry deadline June 7, 2010)

Evans Scholars Foundation Scholarship (for golf caddies)

Eileen J. Garrett Scholarship (for those studying parapsychology)

Federation of Fly Fishers Awards

Little People of America Scholarship

Michigan Llama Association Scholarship

Mycological Society of America Awards (for those studying fungi)

National Make It Yourself with Wool Competition

National Potato Council Scholarship

National Rifle Association Scholarships

OP Loftbed Scholarship Award

SAMMY (Student Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year) Award

School Band and Orchestra Essay Scholarship

Society of Vacuum Coaters Scholarship Program

Sertoma Scholarships for Hearing Impaired Students

StarFleet Academy Scholarships (for Star Trek fans)

Tall Clubs international (TCI) Scholarship

United States Bowling Congress Scholarships

Van Valkenburg Memorial Scholarship (sponsored by The National Association of the Van Valkenburg Family)

Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests