They say that there is a scholarship for pretty much anything. From grades to specific majors, to certain states and schools, there are thousands of scholarships available to students.
But each of those categories is pretty common. What about the more interesting scholarship options?
Here are 9 of the most unique scholarships out there.
Deadline: June 8, 2020
Over the past few years, the number of colors of duct tape has increased dramatically. Where there once was simple muted silver or black, we now have leopard print, hot pink, green, tie-dye; the list goes on forever. Students can take advantage of the advances in duct tape coloring with the Duck Brand Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest. Couples create their prom attire entirely from duct tape, follow some simple rules, and have the possibility of winning $10,000 in scholarship money with runners up winning $5,000 or $3,000. The contest also awards $5,000 to the school where the first place winner attended prom!
Amount: Full tuition
Deadline: October 30
Danny Noonan, the main character of Caddyshack, would have greatly benefitted from this scholarship. Caddies at WGA clubs are eligible for full tuition and housing scholarship, which can be renewed for up to four years. Each caddie must show a strong caddie record, exemplary academics, financial need, and outstanding character and leadership skills.
Deadline: July 31, 2020
Ben and Jerry are famous for their incredibly unique ice cream flavor combinations–and unique flavor names. For this scholarship, applicants over 13 years old give Ben and Jerry a run for their money and describe their personalities as an ice cream flavor. In 250 words or less students describe their personal flavor in detail, and the more unique a flavor the better!
Amount: Up to $1,000
Deadline: March 1, 2020
Being tall has its advantages and disadvantages. You can reach items on the top shelf at the grocery store or in the kitchen, but wearing heels isn’t always an option and doorways may cause you to duck. When it comes to scholarships, being tall does have a particular advantage though. For women over 5’10” and men over 6’2”, a $1,000 scholarship is available through the Tall Club. Students must be under 21 years old, entering their first year of college, and have a member of a local Tall Club chapter sponsor them.
Deadline: May 31, 2020
The number five is a very useful number. It makes counting to 100 much less time consuming, helps you learn addition and subtraction when you’re growing up, and most importantly, it could be your way to a scholarship. Students who are 13 older can write a letter to the number 5, explaining its importance in 250 words or less and be in the running for $1,500 towards their college education. Entries do not have to be serious and pretty much the only other requirement is that the work is original.
Deadline: TBD for 2020
Aspiring designers are the focus of this scholarship opportunity. The Make it With Wool Scholarship is available to multiple age groups with varying award amounts. Applicants create their own one-of-a-kind garment from wool yarn or wool fiber fabric. The scholarship aims to encourage creativity in sewing, knitting, crocheting, and other yarn arts while also promoting the versatility and beauty of wool fabrics and yarns.
Deadline: October 31, 2020
Debating the best way to survive a zombie apocalypse is no longer just a conversation to have over lunch. Applicants of at least 13 years of age are encouraged to enter their survival plan for the possibility of winning a scholarship. Simply respond to the zombie situation in this year’s prompt in 250 words or less and you may be the winner of $2,000 towards your college education.
Deadline: March 2, 2020
Put your creativity to use with the Create-a-Greeting Card Scholarship. Applicants submit an original photo, computer graphic, or other artwork that would be used for the front of a greeting card. The contest is open to students from freshman year of high school through their 5th year of graduate school. The winning student receives a $10,000 scholarship
Amount: $10,000; $5,000
Deadline: February 20, 2021
For three lucky vegetarians, their commitment to not eating meat could lead to a sizable scholarship. Applicants must be seniors in high school who have worked actively to advocate for vegetarianism in their schools. Two $5,000 scholarships and one $10,000 scholarship will be given yearly.