Wacky Scholarships to Apply To
There are some amazing wacky scholarships to apply to for some odd things. This can get you motivated to get the money for school that you are looking for. Plus, it helps inspire you to move beyond the typical types of academic scholarships out there that everyone else is applying for. Remember that what seems wacky to one person may not seem like it to another, but to us the below seems like an odd way to get student financial aid compared to 30 years ago when you needed high GPA’s and SAT test scores to get ANY scholarships for college, other wise forget it.
Ayn Rand Institute Contest for an odd writing criteria!
If you have read The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand, you can apply for this wacky scholarship. All you have to do is write an essay about the novel (from 800 to 1,600 words). The 1st place award is $10,000. They offer a total of 600 prizes that equal $100,000 annually. This Ayn Rand scholarship is open to high school students who are juniors or seniors. Applications must be postmarked by April 26th. The sponsor of this scholarship offers assistance with the works of Rand as well as to inspire people to embrace writing and reading in their lives.
John Gatling Wacky Scholarships for eccentric name financial aid!
If your last name is Gatling or Gatlin by birth, then you may be able to get some money for school from this fund. It is one of the wacky scholarships that will have a limited number of people applying for it. This scholarship is only valid for those that are residents of North Carolina and they will be attending North Carolina State University as an undergraduate. The scholarship amount is $9,000. Application deadline is April 1st. The sponsor was a businessman and supporter of NCSU. The funds now come from an endowment that he set up.
The Klingon Language Institute Scholarship is wackier!
If you are interested in studying language this is a odd scholarship for $500 that could come in handy for your college education. If you are interested, you need to have the approval of the chair of your academic department. Applications are due by June 1st. The sponsor of this scholarship continues to promote learning and understanding of various languages. They also strive to help preserve the uniqueness of the Klingon Language.
The American Association of Candy Technologists offers wacky candy scholarships!
Among the wacky college scholarships is this one, and it is perfect if you have an interest in confectionary technology. They offer a total of $10,000 annually to high school students in this area. Applications must be received by April 19th. This sponsor is dedicated to seeing ongoing improvements and benefits for the confectionary field. They sponsor an annual conference in Chicago with over 300 speakers on the topics that fall under this umbrella.
Parapsychology Foundation Scholarship is as wacky as you get!
If you have an interest in pursuing the paranormal activities, then you may be able to get money through this wacky scholarship fund. The scholarship winner will receive $3,000 that they can use for any accredited college program in this field. All applications must be received by July 15th. This is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to looking into the phenomenal of paranormal activity from a scientific point of view.
SPACCSE Scholarship Fund for wacky students interested in space! (uggg!)
SPACCSE stands for The Society of Performers, Artists, Athletes, and Celebrities for Space Exploration, Inc. They offer three scholarships annually for $1,000 each to graduating high school seniors with an interest in space travel. In addition to an application, an essay about space and travel has to be submitted. Applications are due by April 1st. This sponsor is dedicated to ensuring those with an interest in the space programs are able to complete their education in the hopes that they will one day contribute to such a journey.
OP Loftbed Scholarship is wacky stupid – but still is student aid!
When it comes to wacky scholarships, this is certainly one that is quite unusual. Still, it makes sense given the fact that so many college students have the loft bed set up. They offer several $500 scholarships for those that submit a winning essay about how to best set up your loft bed in your dorm or other setting. This sponsor is a seller of loft beds and they offer the funds to help show their appreciation to their customers. Applications are due for summer, winter, and fall and those dates change each year but will be posted on their website.