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Strange But True: 10 unusual scholarships uncovered

By brass Staff on August 1st, 2007 • College & Career, Going to college, School, Savings
Originally appeared in: Fall 2007brass 10

Whether you enjoy investigating paranormal phenomena or need to satisfy your intellectual hunger for candy making, your unique interest might land you a scholarship for college.

1. Duct tape dinero

Duck brand duct tape's Stuck at Prom Contest awards $3,000 to prom couples with the duct-tape attire that wins the most online votes.

2. Space sounds

Send a recording of your instrumental intergalactic voyage jam to the SPAACSE Galaxy Music Scholarship–first prize is $1,000.

3. Vegetarian venture

The Vegetarian Resource Group awards $5,000 to two students who promote vegetarianism in their high schools and/or communities.

4. Future Willy Wonkas

The National Candy Technologists Scholarship awards $5,000 to a student who demonstrates an interest in confectionery technology.

5. Left-handed lettuce

You might be able to win a $2,000 to $5,000 scholarship at Juniata College in Huntington, Pennsylvania just for being left-handed.

6. Grinding for green

If you're a high school senior and skateboarder with a GPA above 2.5, the Patrick Kerr Skateboard Scholarship could award you $5,000 for college.

7. Digital dorm dollars

A short essay on what you think a dorm room will look like in 2020 could earn you $1,000 for college from gradware.com.

8. Ghostbuster bucks

Investigators of paranormal psychological phenomena may be eligible for the $3,000 Eileen J. Garrett Scholarship.

9. Dyed-in-the-wool designers

If you have a knack for knitting, sewing, or other wool-inspired arts, enter the annual Make it Yourself with Wool contest to earn up to $2,000 for school.

10. Psychic about stocks

If you're in tune with the stock market, you could win a $400 award for successfully buying and selling imaginary futures on Cenimar's Prediction Market.

 

Sources:

sheepusa.org; aactcandy.org; cenimar.com; stuckatprom.com; spaacse.org; juniata.edu; parapsychology.org; skateboardscholarship.org; gradware.com; vrg.org

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