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 Society for Enology and Viticulture Scholarship (for those earning a degree in wine-making)
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)
Mycological Society of America Awards (for those studying fungi)
StarFleet Academy Scholarships (for Star Trek fans)
Van Valkenburg Memorial Scholarship (sponsored by The National Association of the Van Valkenburg Family)