Funny Scholarships from Odd Places
There are funny scholarships from very odd and curious places existing today in the student aid world that make you wonder what the scholarship sponsor is really all about. I mean their names are sometimes outlandish and ecentric sounding that it get’s you scratching your head ondering ‘where in the hell did they get that name from”?
Supreme Lodge of the Danish Sisterhood Scholarship – (Comical name!)
One in particular are the funny sounding scholarships from Danish Sisterhood of America called the Supreme Lodge of the Danish Sisterhood Scholarship.
This sounds like they are superhero women coming down from heaven to present this fantastic scholarship award to the winner or something similar doesn’t it?
Established in 1883 in Negaunee, Michigan original lodges were established to accommodate social and financial aid to fellow Danish countrymen arriving in this new land. 48 lodges are scattered throughout the US and Canada today that are fully functional with their members. Their mission is simple: “to strengthen, maintain and preserve the Danish heritage and traditions for future generations”.
Their different scholarships can only be won by members and their children. They offer 5 exceptional scholarships with the amounts being unknown and various deadlines all named after former members who have passed away.
Requirements can be read at: http://www.danishsisterhood.com/DanishHTML/require12.pdf
Funny scholarships for redheads!
Other extraordinary student aid comes from funny scholarships for redheads. I guess this award is self explanatory. The issue we have with it is that it’s only for $250.00.
But hey! every dollar counts right?
You can apply via your email – which is nice and easy to do so the low award amount may just be worth it. If you’re a NATURAL redhead go and apply for these zany scholarships.
First Cavalry Division Association Scholarships – hysterical!
Next is one of the funniest scholarships out there today and evertime I hear it it makes me laugh uncontrollably because when you go to their website you would think that this organization is run by old military guys that are dead and don’t really know it. Its’ called The 1st Cavalry Division Association “Alumni of The First Team”.
What a name – right?
Even their website looks like it was built in 1944 when they were established which we all know this can’t be true.
You can take a look at it by going to http://1cda.org/. It is kind of cool in an odd sort of way though.
The reason they were set up in ther own words is: “a group of FIRST TEAM soldiers in the Admiralty Islands agreed to form an Association of 1st Cavalry Division soldiers and veterans to preserve old friendships and conduct periodic reunions”.
Hey, this is all good because I like seeing old college friends and all, but will anybody be attending these get togethers or reunions anymore?
Man… talking about ghost from the past, here you have it!
All in all the 1st Cavalry awards $1,200 per year up to 4 years to the children of the 1st Cavalry Division – not bad whatsoever for our list of funny scholarships from curious places!
Love or hate the NRA peculiar scholarships?
I guess it all depends if you win a NRA award. These next quirky funny scholarships that are funny to us, but not humorous funny, but funny as in amusing or even absurd. They are offered from the National Rifle Association and remarkably they call it the (Youth Education Summit) YES Scholarship .
Why I say remarkably is because there have been so many shootings at schools with high powered rifles that you can actually learn about from the literature which the NRA provides to it’s members. I would say that every person who is a member owns a gun or rifle of some kind.
I guess if students win this money they wouldn’t turn it down, unless they maybe really understood what this organization provides to society – unlimited access to guns and rifles whose soul purpose is to kill which has resulted in many inocent people and police enforcement dying needlessly by rifle fanatics. Other then this, we don’t see what else this organization has to offer.
I suppose that the NRA figures that it’s all about being patriotic, protecting your country and self with the use of guns even if it results at times innocent people get shot along the way, and the ends justifies the means!
Oddly, up to $30,000 is awarded in college aid where participents do not have to even fire a rifle to win. You would go to Wahington where students are encouraged to be “knowledgable participating US citizens, via studying the Constitution and Bill of Rights, the US federal government, and the importance of being active in civic affairs”.
This we like!
More people should have a better understanding of this and they don’t. Being patriotic is always a good thing, especially when your living on the soil your patriotic about.
Go to www.friendsofnra.org/National.aspx?cid=580 to read more about this funny scholarship program from this curious organization.
Funny scholarships from curious places never leaves us NOT laughing in one way or another that’s for sure! When you cut to the chase, the scholarships offered by these oddball organizations will still pay the college tuition all the same, and students will always take the money no matter where it comes from if they can get their hands on it.
Remember when you were a whimsical student in college that never had any money?