Crazy Scholarships for Oddball Things
There are some crazy scholarships for oddball college scholarship criteria being awarded in todays student aid world that make you wonder why or how they ever came about. It’s as if the college sororities and fraternities themselves are writing the criteria being used to give out these zany scholarships.
Good character scholarships for coal country students!
One in particular is the The Voris Auten Scholarship Fund which was created way back in 1900 for the purpose of awarding students scholarships who lived in the city of Mount Carmel for 10 years and graduated from Mount Carmel Public High School. This seems normal so far, but you also could not participate in sports which involved any difficult athletic events. You could not be a user of drugs, smoke or drink intoxicating liquor. This sounds as if they were looking for only students who were very smart book worms only. I guess this was a rare thing in the area and they wanted to recognize it as being good.
Nuns wanted for these odd scholarships!
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro offers the Alice Mcarver Ratchford Scholarship. It’s only for needy females who are undergraduates living on campus with no car and are single. This is the only goofy scholarship I know where you have to be single to recieve it. Go to: fia.uncg.edu/scholarships/general.htm for more!
Me first for my crazy scholarships!
Other crazy scholarships is the First generation scholarships offered by many corporations and universities alike who will give these uncommon scholarships to students who are the very first ones in their families to finally attend a higher educational institution. These rare scholarships are often-times referred to as first in family scholarships. Economically poor or minority students would be good candidates for these awards.
We are all in favor of these offbeat scholarships to help pay for a students tuition, but it sure is a odd scholarship way of doing it. If their is a financial need for any student then they should be just given the monies to attend if they want to better themselves and go to college. There really is no need for irregular scholarship guidelines.
ANRL got caught with their pants down!
Now, the next screwball scholarship we will mention had to be created by an ex college sorority member but I don’t think it exist anymore. The American Nudist Research Library had a scholarship program worth a $1,000 to those who promoted nudity and were members. The main function of the ANRL is Dedicated to preserving nudist history with a comprehensive archive of nudist material. It seems crystal clear to us what their intent is. This place has always been transparent.
Like parents/grandparents like son/daughter!
Hood College has some crazy scholarship criteria in that they award $4,000 and $1,000 for first term students whose parent or grandparent’s received a Hood bachelor’s degree or graduate degree from Hood College. This is all nice and noble but it’s really funny they are just offering to only former Hood family members. It sounds way out of the ordinary to be doing this.
Get a offbeat scholarship then jam on with your bagpipes through college!
If you live in Scotland then the Carnegie Mellon University Bagpipe Scholarship might not sound peculiar, but we don’t know of anyone who plays bagpipes. Therefore it makes our list of crazy like scholarships. It can’t be too competitive of a scholarship and the $7,000 award to bagpipe major students will go a long way in helping them through college. Read more at mu.edu/.
Hey dude where’s my freaky scholarships and surfboard man?
The Surfrider Foundation has a unique scholarship program – This organizations offers their idiosyncratic scholarships to students who are members of the Surfrider Foundation. This program may come and go depending on the donations they receive yearly along with what the amounts awarded will be.
Odd scholarships for crazy things help pay the college bills so if you fit into one of these programs go for it and apply. You may be more unique then you think. After-all, we are all a little kooky in our own ways!