Oct 29, 2013

Weird Scholarships That Are Totally Real (25 pics)

By on Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Tall Clubs International Scholarship

Any guys over 6′ 2″ and any girls over 5′ 10″ simply have to write an essay entitled “What being tall means to me”. The winner gets $1000.

Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Contest
Are you a fan of ducks? How about duck calls? If not then you’re missing out on a chance to win $2000.

Common Knowledge Challenges
If you consider yourself smart in a very broad sense, then this scholarship may be for you. It’s basically general trivia with a $3000 prize.

Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship

To win this scholarship you’ll have to pass on the meat. $5000 goes to a vegetarian high school student who promotes world peace through eating vegetables. We’re not joking.

KLI Academic Award: The Kor Memorial Scholarship

Star Trek fans get ready. Coming from the Klingon Language Institute is this $500 scholarship for students in the field of languages. Luckily you don’t need to know Klingon to apply

OP Loftbed Scholarship

On the stranger side, this quirky scholarship only requires you to attend an accredited university and answer a few simple questions like "What will you text message your best friend next?". Winning could earn you $500.

Michigan Llama Association (MLA) Scholarship

Yes, there is a real life Llama association out there and apparently they’re handing out scholarships.

American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship 
If you don’t mind reading through a boring essay on fire sprinklers and answering a few questions then you may be on track to win $2000.

"Advice to Your High School Self" Scholarship
Already in college? By writing an essay to your high school self you can win $2500.

Hiram College Hal Reichle Scholarship
Coming to you from the SSSSH or the Secret Society of Serendipitous Service to Hal, they are looking for students dedicated to community service.

Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest
$3000 goes to whoever can make the best prom dress out of duct tape.

Jif Most Creative Sandwich Contest 
Who would have thought that making a "creative" sandwich could be worth $25000?

Annual Create-A-Greeting-Card $10,000 Scholarship Contest
For those of you with artistic flair, this annual greeting card competition could win you up to $10000.

Copyright Awareness Scholarship
Any student who is willing to write an essay expressing why they believe copyright is important is eligible for this $5000 scholarship.

IDC Scholarship Program
This scholarship from Ocean Divers won’t earn you any cash but it will let you scuba dive for free.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
If you want to study abroad then the Institute of International Education wants to give you cash. The only caveat? You can’t study in a country with a US Department of State travel warning.

FBI Common Knowledge Challenge
How much do you know about the FBI? Prove your knowledge and win a scholarship…but not before mysteriously disappearing forever.

Gertrude J. Deppen Scholarship Fund
Here’s one with some strenuous requirements. To qualify you need to reside in Mt. Carmel PA for 10 years, attend Mt. Carmel public high school, steer clear of tobacco and narcotics, and avoid any intense physical activity.

John Gatling Scholarship
It doesn’t get much more selective than this. Do you attend North Carolina State University? Is your last name Gatling? Congratulations, you are named after a machine gun and you get a full ride.

Foreclosure.com Scholarship Program
Here’s another scholarship for the optimist within, just write an essay on what you would do if you were ever in a foreclosure situation.

Berrien Fragos Thorn Arts Scholarships for Migrant Farmworkers 
The Geneseo Migrant Center gives out $500 scholarships to migrant farm workers who are interested in studying the arts.

Junior Duck Stamp Program
We’ve seen duck calls but how about duck stamps? Any student willing to paint or draw a picture of an eligible North American waterfowl can apply.

Optimist International Scholarships
Earned for writing an essay on a number of topics ranging from self worth to confidence in youth you can win up to $2500, but even if you don’t win the money you’ll probably at least get a cool looking medallion. 


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