Financial assistance for deserving applicants comes in many forms. There are the highly sought after ‘scholarships’ of different kinds which do not have very stringent eligibility requirements like the ‘grants’. Further, there are many types of loans available which have further easier requirements but are unpopular with the applicants because of the fact that by taking this option, the students will have to pay a debt later on. One of the most interesting types of financial assistance opportunities come in the form of weird scholarships. These are scholarships that are for reasons which are simply weird.
Weird scholarships include all the scholarships that are for non-traditional reasons. Let us take a look at some of the scholarship opportunities that are available.
Are you known for your height? If you are a male who is at least 6 feet 2 inches or a female who is at least 5 feet 10 inches then you can qualify for the Tall Clubs International Scholarship which is worth $1,000.
Do you think that you can create prom outfits out of just duct tape? If your answer is yes then you are eligible for $3,000 provided by the Duck Brand Duct Tape Stuck on Prom Contest.
The American Welding Society provides scholarships for prospective welders or applicants who are good at welding.
If you are good at the art of vacuum coating then you can win $2,500 provided by the Society of Vacuum Coaters Foundation.
Left-handers are also eligible for many special scholarships like the Frederick and Mary F. Beckley scholarship.
Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Contest is for people who love calling ducks and provides an amount of $2,000.
We enlisted a scholarship opportunity for tall people earlier. What about dwarfs? Yes dwarfs can benefit from the Billy Barty Foundation scholarship.
Are you a vegetarian? If your answer is yes then you are eligible for the Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship which is worth $5,000.
This is going to be a little funny but is your last name Gatling or Gatlin? Well you guessed it; you are eligible for a scholarship called John Gatling Scholarship. Another one of these is the Zolp scholarship which is for Catholics with the last name zolp.
This was a review of some of the weird scholarships that are available. There are many more scholarships of this sort available on the internet and through other listings. It is certainly not weird to take your chances with weird scholarships.
The rising cost of college studies has forced students all over the world to look for scholarships to fund their studies. There are thousands of scholarship programs offered all over the world; however, competition for all of these programs is generally high. In this competitive environment there are also some organizations offering weird scholarships. These scholarships are unusual mostly because of their criteria of awarding the scholarship. These scholarships are rare, you will have to put in some effort to search for them but once you meet their criteria the scholarship will gladly be awarded to you. This article highlights some of these opportunities.
There is a group of weird scholarships that are awarded to students based on their physical characteristics; you can qualify for a scholarship if you are left handed or red headed. Some of these are also awarded based on you height; you may qualify for a scholarship if you are too short or tall.
Some of these weird scholarships are also awarded based on the sport you like to play. There are scholarships for students who skate board or who play American football. There is even a scholarship for students who knit.
There is another scholarship program that asks you to fill a simple form and put your name in the system, and then the system informs you if you qualify for a $10,000 scholarship!
The scholarship programs stated above are only mentioned to highlight the availability of such weird financial aids. There are hundreds of similar programs run by institutions and organizations around the globe. Each of these scholarships may seem unusual but they provide you with legitimate money to fund your studies, which can go a long way in solving the financial problem during studies.
Weird scholarships are not common, you will have to put in a lot of effort and time in searching for them, but once you have found one you qualify for it may be awarded to you without any difficulty. The competition for these scholarships are generally low, in fact many of these scholarships go un-awarded each year because applicants do not know about such opportunities. These scholarship programs are normally not advertised and are also not available on traditional scholarship search sites. You will have to search for organizations that award these scholarships on the internet. While you search for such weird scholarships you should also take every opportunity to apply for usual scholarship programs that you qualify for.