Even More Unique Scholarships!

There is no shortage of unique, bizarre, weird, odd, and interesting scholarships out there. We’ve rounded up four more for you here!

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The Rube Cereal Machines Sweepstakes

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. 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, build a Rube Goldberg machine for one of the specified cereals, and submit their entry to be judged.

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, be the regional champion, be invited to the NMT, and be dedicated mibsters (marble shooters).

Alice Mcarver Ratchford Scholarship

Flickr user Chrissy Hunt

Amount: Varies

Sometimes scholarships are bizarre in their specificity. In the requirements for this scholarship for the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, the applying student must check off an odd list.

The student 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

If rodeo is in your blood, you definitely need to check out these multitude of scholarships from the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. There’s a scholarship for just about every rodeo event: Bareback Riding, Tie Down Roping, Breakaway Roping, Saddle Bronc Riding, Steer Wrestling, Barrel Racing, Team Roping, Bull Riding, and even more.

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

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Allison Wignall

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