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Using Unusual Scholarships to Finance Your Education PDF Print Email
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Written by: Mike Morrisson   
Sunday, 10 July 2011 13:08
Unknown to a lot of us, there are actually a bewildering number of unusual scholarships being offered to individuals who may not necessarily have either high GPA scores or established track record in sports but instead have peculiar attributes and unconventional hobbies or skill sets. An example which is worth mentioning is that of Juanita College in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania which gives a scholarship aid of $1500 to its hardworking left handed studentsAnother unusual scholarship which is gaining popularity online and other media is a Prom contest named Duck Brand Duct tape stuck where students clad outfits made completely out of duct tape on their prom night and the prize money is worth $5000


Unknown to a lot of us, there are actually a bewildering number of unusual scholarships being offered to individuals who may not necessarily have either high GPA scores or established track record in sports but instead have peculiar attributes and unconventional hobbies or skill sets. An example which is worth mentioning is that of Juanita College in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania which gives a scholarship aid of $1500 to its hardworking left handed studentsAnother unusual scholarship which is gaining popularity online and other media is a Prom contest named Duck Brand Duct tape stuck where students clad outfits made completely out of duct tape on their prom night and the prize money is worth $5000

While these scholarships have very strict requisites, their offbeat nature really is quite refreshing. Needless to say, eligibility requirements vary among scholarship providers and is therefore not for everyone. Most importantly, these scholarships are targeted at individuals who are always criticized for their appearance or just considered unique for their penchant to raise a deep social consciousness among such people .

Looking for these unusual scholarships need a good deal of patience and time. People who don't avail these scholarships though disappointed would feel good that there are people who just have the same unusual passion and attribute like them . To a certain degree it provides them that social validation which is more often than not with held from them .

There are websites online that aggregate all unusual scholarships so students can browse through them conveniently. It would be better if you take a look at the reviews on the various scholarships and also check if they are available and also valid. It might be possible that your friend might share the same hobbies like you do and give some important information on these wacky scholarships

These unusual scholarships can be as small as $250 or as high as $25,000. Regardless of amount, these are not like loans which you need to repay in the future. When used in combination with federal grants and other scholarships, these can really lift some of your financial burdens.

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