With college costs ever increasing, applying for scholarships is more important than ever to help fund your education. Unfortunately, it often seems like all the good scholarships are going towards student athletes or straight-A students. So what about those who fall somewhere in between? If this is you, we’ve provided a list of some unique and even weird scholarships you may qualify for.
Unique & weird scholarships:
- American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship — Read an essay on fire sprinklers and take a multiple choice test. See afsascholarship.org for more info.
- American Nudist Research Library Scholarship — Active nudists can get $1,000 for college with this unique scholarship. Check out the full requirements at http://www.anrl.org.
- Ayn Rand Essay Contests — Just read one of the qualifying novels by Ayn Rand and write and essay about it to qualify. Find out which books are attached to the scholarships at http://aynrandnovels.org/essay-contests.html.
- Common Knowledge Challenge Scholarships — Know a lot about a lot? You could get some money for what you know at cksf.org.
- Evans Scholars Foundation Scholarship — If you’re a golf caddie, you could win this WGA-sponsored scholarship. Visit wgaesf.org to learn the full requirements.
- Hiram College Hal Reichle Scholarship — If you’re into community service, you may be eligible for this scholarship. Learn about it at http://ssssh.org/scholarship.html.
- Starfleet Academy Scholarship — Do you love Star Trek? Are you a member of the Starfleet Academy? Beam up to http://www.sfi.org/wp/scholarships/ to learn how you could earn money for school.
- Tall Clubs International Scholarship — If you’re a female at 5’10” or taller or a male at 6’2” or taller, you may qualify. See if you can reach it at tallclubfoundation.org.
- Van Valkenburg Memorial Scholarship — If you’re a descendant of Lambert and Annetje Van Valkenburg (via birth or legal adoption), you could get $1,000. Learn more at http://www.navvf.org.
Keep in mind that you can keep applying to scholarships for as long as you are in college (plenty of ones exist for students of all years). Keep checking in with websites like FastWeb.com, Collegeexpress.com and Scholarships.com for unique or weird scholarships that may be just right for you.