8 Of The Weirdest College Scholarships Ever Offered
It’s a well known fact that college is extremely expensive and majority of students have to take out student loans in order to pay for it. This makes scholarships and grants a prized possession that many students strive for, but there is only so much money to be taken and only so many takers. This makes peculiar, unusual, and weird scholarships a decent route to go as money of them are easy to get. They may not be as big as academic or athletic scholarships, but they can add up and really make paying for college a lot easier. Here are 8 weird scholarships that maybe you can keep in your sight for the future.
Left Handed Scholarship – Who knew being left-hand dominant could pay?! All you have to be is left-handed in order to apply for this $200 scholarship. There are several other scholarships out there that are awarded to minorities, such as various ethnic minorities, but it can be as peculiar as being left-handed!
National Potato Council Scholarship – Do you like potatoes? If so, you might want to consider applying for the National Potato Council Scholarship. It offers a whopping $10,000 to an individual who is pursuing advanced studies in Agribusiness, but also heavily supports the potato industry. This could easily be shown by maintaining a potato farm and/or having a relative that owns a potato farm. Something tells me having a love for french fries just won’t cut it.
ADHD Scholarships – Believe it or not, having ADHD can really pose a lot of problems for students throughout their day-to-day life. Having ADHD makes going to school a real task as maintaining focus throughout a whole class can appear next-to-impossible, but to make up for it, there are ADHD scholarships out there for students who really struggle with it.
Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Contest – Yup, this scholarship goes to whoever has the best duck call. Whether you’re an avid duck hunter or not the winner will receive $2000 for having the best duck call. This is a nationally known scholarship however, so you better practice up as there will certainly be some good callers pursuing this.
Tall Clubs International Scholarship – How would you like to earn $1,000 for simply being tall? If you’re a male over 6’2” or a female over 5’10” then you are qualified for this scholarship. The only thing you need to do is write an essay the focus of what being tall means to you.
Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year (SAMMY) Award – I’m sure you have seen posters/pictures of various athletes showing off their “milk mustaches” in support for milk consumption in schools and nation wide, but now you could potentially be on the next one! Along with a $7,5000 reward you are also treated to a trip to Disney World and a spot in your very own milk Mustache advertisement. 25 student athletes are selected for this. You must have a 3.2 GPA.
Society of Vacuum Coaters Foundation Scholarship – This peculiar award goes to a student or students who can display a love for the art of vacuum coating. Don’t ask me what this is or looks like, but if it’s something that interests you then you could make $2,500!
National Marbles Tournament Scholarship – Do you consider yourself a talented marble player? If so then you could win up to $2,000!