Even More Unique Scholarships!

There is no shortage of unique, bizarre, weird, odd, and interesting scholarships out there. From quirky interests to strange hobbies, scholarships  wait for the ideal candidate. All they have to do is look. College Raptor rounded up even more unique scholarships for students here!

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The Rube Cereal Machines Sweepstakes

Even more unique scholarships: Rube Cereal Machine Scholarships

Flickr user Penn State

Amount: $20,000

Everybody loves a good Rube Goldberg machine. These whacky devices are all about creating the most bizarre, intricate, and complex machines to do a simple task. The machines, while sometimes complex, provide entertainment to whoever watches the process. In the case of this General Mills sponsored scholarship, that simple task is pouring a bowl of cereal.

To enter, students must be at least 18 years of age. Additionally, requirements include students building a Rube Goldberg machine for one of the specified cereals, and submitting their entry to be judged.

National Marbles Tournament Scholarships

Even more unique scholarships: National Marbles Tournament Scholarships

Flickr user marsha brockman

Amount: $1,000; $2,000

When it comes to these scholarships, you really don’t want to lose your marbles. There are two scholarships hosted by the National Marbles Tournament—the National Champion and Sportsman scholarships. Each year one girl and one boy is named the King or Queen of Marbles over the course of four days of marble matches.

To be eligible, students must be ages 8–14 and be the regional champion. Additionally, the NMT invites eligible students, and be dedicated mibsters (marble shooters) are considered.

Alice Mcarver Ratchford Scholarship

Flickr user Chrissy Hunt

Amount: Varies

Sometimes scholarships surprise applicants in their specificity. The randomness causes a person to wonder what the circumstances were for the interesting scholarship to be created. In the requirements for this scholarship for the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, the applying student must check off an odd list. However, for those who meet the requirements, this could be the ideal scholarship for you.

The student applying must be a woman, be single, not own a car, live on campus, never have been married, be an undergraduate, and have no other scholarships.

NIRA Scholarships

Flickr user Ed Schipul

Amount: $500; $1,000

Many scholarships target a specific skill. This skill can either be common or extremely rare and specific. In this case, if rodeo is in your blood, this scholarship is for you. Additionally, students who rodeo definitely need to check out the multitude of scholarships from the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. There’s a scholarship for just about every rodeo event. Events include Bareback Riding, Tie Down Roping, Breakaway Roping, Saddle Bronc Riding, and Steer Wrestling. Furthermore, other events include Barrel Racing, Team Roping, Bull Riding, and even more.

To be eligible, students compete on the collegiate level and be a NIRA member.

In conclusion, the scholarship search can be both overwhelming and confusing as students scour the web to find the perfect matches for them. However, the right scholarship may be waiting right around the corner, and students may be eligible for scholarships they never possibly imagined. And when scholarships aren’t enough, you’ll need to find the right student loan for you. Use College Raptor’s free Student Loan Finder to compare lenders and interest rates side by side.

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