Based on email requests we’ve been getting, seems there’s quite some interest in unusually obscure scholarships available out there – could be the lack of competition, or perhaps the fact that we’re all different! Whatever the motivation, you asked, and we’re responding!
“From the wacky to downright weird, these scholarships leave you hanging on every word and wondering: how many people actually apply for these?
We know you’re out there – so here’s to all you awesome freaks and geeks – we’ve found these unusually weird scholarships, just for you!
Second-Career Scholarship – $1,500 The Second-Career Scholarship is available to full-time mortuary science students who are not related to an owner of a funeral firm that is currently in operation.
Preference is given to students who demonstrate current or future employment or involvement with an independently owned and operated funeral home.
Deadline: 12/1/13 Demographic: College Freshman to College Senior
Victor Bailliet Scholarship in Sugar Technology – Varies The Victor Bailliet Scholarship in Sugar Technology is available to full-time sophomore agricultural business majors at Nicholls State University. You must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and be a U.S. citizen. Also, you must possess leadership qualities and an instructor’s recommendation to be eligible for this award. Students coming from families with a background in sugar production also may apply.
Deadline: Rolling Demographic: College Sophomores See more wacky scholarships »
Corrosion In Motion Student Competition – $3,000 The Corrosion In Motion Student Competition is open to full – time high school and college students.
To enter, you must explain, in a four-minute video, how a structure can be impacted by corrosion, taking into account the material, composition of the structure, as well as the environment where it is located.
Submissions can be serious or humorous, but should be thoughtful, creative and original. Deadline: 12/31/13 Demographic: High School Freshman.
The Alice Madden Barton Cosmetology School Scholarship is available to students pursuing a career in cosmetology or barbering. To be considered, you must submit a short essay describing why cosmetology interests you.
Deadline: 12/31/13 Demographic: College Freshman to College Senior See more wacky scholarships » [page] Holography Internship The Holograpy Internship is available to students with an interest in holography.
You will assist with work in a laser lab creating and copying holograms. You will also assist with work in an art gallery: fabricating displays, creating sculptural and computer generated art, work in cinematography and assist in the running of the business of the gallery.
A personal holography project may be part of your work. Deadline: Rolling Demographic: College Freshman to College Senior 4-H Beekeeping Essay Contest – $750 The Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees 4-H Beekeeping Essay Contest is open to current 4-H members. To be considered, you must submit an essay of between 750 and 1000 words on the following topic: “Beekeeping in Colonial Times”.
Deadline: 3/1/14 Demographic: Age Max 19 See more wacky scholarships »
Goodman Theater Internships are available to college students who are at least 18 years of age.
You must demonstrate competence in your specific area of interest, be mature, self-reliant, and able to work effectively in a highly collaborative environment.
Opportunities may be available in the following areas: casting, development, education and community engagement, general management, literary management and dramaturgy, marketing/public relations, production management, costumes, sound, properties, and stage management.
Deadline: 11/1/13 Demographic: College Freshman to College Senior Southeastern Turfgrass Conference Scholarship
Paying for College: Obscure Scholarships Can Add Up
Applying to multiple sources for scholarships is what will set you apart from the rest of students spinning their wheels, even if it means applying to obscure scholarships no one else might be thinking of. At the end of the day, you want a well paying career, and if these unusual scholarships will give you that, then ready, set…. If you enjoyed this report, please share with your friends!