You would be surprised at the number of wacky and crazy scholarships that are offered to people who have certain features, skills, and characteristics that others do not. Unlike the more common academic, sports, and artistic scholarships, these programs are weird in nature, giving education funds to those who have certain unique qualities. If you are having difficulty in understanding the concept of these weird scholarships, then read through the following examples below. Who knows, you might find a scholarship that you may use to get your degree and to finish your education.
If you have been teased while you were growing up because you are much taller than anybody else, then it’s about time that you view your height as an asset— and an academic one, for that. The Tall Clubs International Scholarship program regularly grants a $1,000 scholarship to its deserving applicants. Grades and other measures are not given much attention for the program only requires one thing from their potential scholars: at least 6’2’’ height for males and 5’10’’ height for females. The application process is quite simple as well, for all applicants have to submit to qualify is an essay entitled “What Being Tall Means to Me”.
Another popular program among the various wacky and crazy scholarships that one may use to get a college education is the Scholar Athlete Milk Moustache of the Year Award. All applicants would have to do is take a gulp of milk, allowing a substantial portion of their upper lip to come in contact with the liquid, and to send a picture of themselves sporting a milk moustache. Successful applicants will receive a scholarship that amount to at least $7,500 dollars, which they may then use to avail of any degree from any school that they want. In addition to this, they will also win a free trip to Disney Land and they will have a chance to be a part of the Milk Moustache ad that the institution regularly sponsors. However, this program is only exclusive for high school student athletes, who have GPAs of 3.20 or higher.
If you are looking for a way to finance your agriculture degree, and is specifically interested with growing and improving the potato industry, then you will be pleased to know that the Potato Industry Scholarship will be able to help you on your plight. Believe it or not, the Potato Council awards lucky scholars every year with a $5,000 scholarship, which one may use to obtain a graduate degree in Agribusiness. Unfortunately, this program is only open to applicants who have already finished their MAs, and who vouches to be a part of the potato industry after finishing their PhDs.
Another program that is popular in the field of wacky and crazy scholarships for soon-to-be high school graduates is the Duck Brand Duct Tape Stuck on Prom Contest. In lieu of the common application process, those who wish to apply are instructed to produce a prom ensemble using only duct tape as a material. Winners of the contest get $3000 on scholarship money in exchange for their efforts.