Fun and Unique Scholarships Students Can Apply For

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 fun scholarships available.

Halloween Costume Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: October 31, 2020

Paper Halloween pumpkin pasted in window glass.

Flickr user giveawayboy

Hosted by Money Solver, students who love Halloween should definitely check out this scholarship. Whether you want to talk about your favorite Halloween costume or a costume you put your adorable dog or cat in, Money Solver wants to hear about it! Students 18-years or older and currently enrolled or will enroll in college by Fall 2022 may apply for this fun scholarship.

Debt.com Scholarship For Aggressive Scholarship Applicants

Amount: $500

Deadline: March 31, 2020

A hand opening an empty dark brown wallet.

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.

Doodle 4 Google Scholarship

Amount: $30,000

Deadline: March 13, 2020

A hand doodling Google in white paper.

Flickr user Kevin Jarrett

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.

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.

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