If it has been difficult for you to find a mainstream scholarship that you will be able to get, you should look at other options. A large number of scholarships are being offered by institutions for many different reasons. The exact requirements can be different, but there are a lot of unique scholarships that you can apply for. In fact, ‘unique’ may not aptly describe some of these odd scholarships. For instance, scholarships are available for left-handers, tall people, cloth designers who use duct tape for making clothes, etc. Applicants for some of these scholarships are judged on their application and essay questions. Some are awarded to people who win some specific contest.
In order to find odd scholarships, you need to do some searching. The internet can be used for this purpose as there is a lot of information on this type of scholarships available there. Checking with local businesses is also a good idea, as you might be able to get something that is offered exclusively to local citizens. It’s amazing that there are so many different methods that students can use to pay for college. You only have to prepare yourself to enter the competition. Even if you are not able to get a specific scholarship, you will enjoy the experience.
The Billy Barty Foundation Scholarships
This foundation awards scholarship to individuals who are below a certain height. It’s true, the only criteria for this scholarship is that you have to be short.
Culinary Institute of America Scholarship
This institute offers a scholarship to the person who wins The All-American Apple Pie Contest.
North Carolina State University
You will be eligible for a scholarship at the university if your last name is Gatlin or Gatling.
You are eligible for a scholarship awarded by Tylenol if you’re studying in a medical related field and have proved yourself to be a strong leader.
Loyola University Scholarship
You can get a full scholarship for studying at this Chicago institution if your last name is Zolp.
Harvard and Texas A&M also offer scholarships based on the last name or genealogical roots of individuals. These are only a few of the odd scholarships that are available. Researching and taking the time to apply and competing could make you the winner of an odd scholarship that will take care of all your college education expenses. Make an effort to find the right scholarship to fund your college education, either completely or in small amounts.