Funny Scholarship Opportunities

There are plenty of scholarships out there based on your major, interests, or volunteer work, but there are also quite a few awards that take a turn for the weird or funny. Here are a few of those funny scholarships available.

Stick Or Treat® Halloween Contest

Amount: $250; $500; $1,000

Flickr user giveawayboy

Hosted by Duck Brand, this is a great scholarship if you love Halloween and are a bit crafty. The goal is to create or accessorize a Halloween pumpkin, either real or fake, that uses Duck Tape! The winner receives $1,000, but second place can win $500 and third place wins $250.

Entries are graded on their originality, quality, attention to detail, use of color, and, of course, their use of Duck Tape. However, make sure you’re using Duck Tape brand as other brands will be disqualified. To enter, photographs should be submitted to Duck Brand or posted on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #StickorTreat and a mention @theduckbrand.

This constant, understandably, takes place in October.

Debt.com Scholarship For Aggressive Scholarship Applicants

Amount: $500

Flickr user NoHoDamon

How many scholarships have you applied to so far? 10? 20? 50? If you’re a scholarship applying fiend, you’ll absolutely want to apply for the Debt.com Scholarship for Aggressive Scholarship Applicants. This award is literally designed for YOU.

To be eligible, you have to apply to as many scholarships as you can (which you should be doing already!). You don’t even have to win the awards; it’s all about applying. Once you receive confirmation emails, you send them to Debt.com (either one by one, pasted into a single email, a PDF, or another way) to prove you applied. You should also include a short essay about yourself with your entry.

The scholarship opens every two months. The next available award starts on February 27th.

Doodle 4 Google Scholarship

Amount: $30,000

Flickr user Kevin Jarrett

What inspires you? That’s the theme for the 2018 Doodle 4 Google Scholarship. You’ve seen the Doodles every so often on Google.com and now it’s time to create one yourself, using any medium you desire. The winner receives a $30,000 scholarship, a visit to the Doodle team, and a $50,000 technology award for their school or a non-profit organization.

You can be eligible for the Doodle 4 Google scholarship at any time between kindergarten and 12th grade. Each doodle must contain the name “Google” in some fashion, but can use any medium you can think of. Your entry should include the entry form, a description of how your doodle represents your inspiration, and either a file of the doodle or a photo.

This scholarship is hosted every year, but the 2018 deadline is March 2nd. You can find out more about the Doodle 4 Google Scholarship here.

There are plenty of fun and wacky scholarships out there available to you! Don’t limit your search to your academic interests. Broaden your horizons and you’ll find hundreds of scholarships that may just meet your artistic side or tickle your funny bone.

And when scholarships aren’t enough, check out College Raptor’s free Student Loan Finder. Compare lenders and interest rates side by side to find the ideal student loan.

Hilary Cairns

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