Thousands of students looking to enter college are searching for scholarships. If you are one of these students, you might already know that scholarships are available for students with a good academic record and athletic abilities, and also for average students; but, you may not know that you can also win a scholarship for a hobby you have or some odd talent you possess. There are in fact several unusual scholarships. Programs you can apply for include:
Klingon Language Institute Scholarship
This institute runs a program for the promotion of language study. One lucky student gets the Kor Memorial Scholarship worth $500. You can also win this scholarship if you don’t speak Klingon fluently. More information about this scholarship is available at www.kli.org/scholarship/.
National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance (NAAFA)
This scholarship is awarded to existing NAAFA members. They offer two merit-based scholarships; if you come in first place, you’ll get $1,000; second place applicant gets $500. You can find out more details about this scholarship by visiting www.naafa.org/newevents/shcolarship.html.
Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund
This was founded in 1949, and it offers scholarships to caddies. The scholarship ranges from $1,500 to $7,500 per year. In order to get this scholarship, you must have two years experience of serving as a caddy, helper in the pro shop or course superintendent operations at a club in Massachusetts. For more information check www.ouimet.org/scholarships/.
L. Ron Hubbard Illustrator of the Future Contest
Where you good at keeping the colors inside the line as a child? You may have progressed from crayons to acrylics, but the basic idea has not changed: you’re an artist at heart. This contest was established in 1983 and participants can win award money ranging from $1,500 to $4,000. The contest offers both quarterly and yearly scholarships. To learn more about this contest visit www.writersofthefuture.com.
The Arabian Horse Foundation
The scholarship awarded by this foundation is named in remembrance of William Zekan. With this scholarship, you can win $2,500. To be eligible for this scholarship, you should be a horse lover and prove that you need the money. You will also have to provide two letters of recommendation. This scholarship is available for high school seniors and college freshman. To learn more about the eligibility requirements check www.arabianhorsefoundation.org.
These are some of the many unusual scholarships. Programs that can be considered unusual are also offered by educational institutions. Taking the time to search for such scholarship programs may help you find money for funding college studies.